MagStor LTO9 DUAL FC External Desktop Tape Drive 18TB LTFS , FC-HL9-DUAL LTO-9 TAA



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MagStor LTO9 DUAL 8G FC External Tabletop Tape Drive

 A few things you should know about LTO-9 Media Initialization. 


The MagStor FC-HL9-DUAL brings you the world's first DUAL external desktop IBM-based tape drive system with an 8G FC interface.  Save time and money without the complexities of a library to backup/archive like a PRO.  Write two duplicate sets simultaneously or two separate media sets.  

MagStor tape drives are made with only the best components; including LTO tape drives made in Japan, and enclosures engineered for exceptional longevity.  

You expect your drive to work the first time, and we do too.  Our LTO drives are tested at our factory to the highest standard, not once, but twice, as we test the drives again once they've been assembled into a complete product.  

Using LTO tape for backup or archive is cost-effective, Eco-friendly, and safe from online attackers, all while taking advantage of LTO tape's 30-year shelf life.  

LTFS (Linear Tape File System) makes Archiving to tape now easier than ever. Users can easily drag and drop files to and from an LTO tape with the peace of mind that LTFS is open source and you can access your files in the future no matter what software you choose.

Traditional backups to tape are still commonplace with TAR software.  MagStor LTO drives are compatible with any TAR backup system that works with IBM-based tape drives.  


  • 2x LTO9 8G FC 18TB Tape Drives
  • 2x FC LC Connections 
  • Capacity (Native) 18TB
  • Read/Write Speeds (Native) 300 MB/s 
  • LTFS and TAR compatible 
  • 30 Year LTO Media Archive Life 
  • Built-in PSU, no bulky external power supply
  • TAA Compliant (Tape Drives Made in Japan)
  • 3 Year Warranty (Upgrade to 5 Years US/CAN)


Technical Specifications


Two LC Fibre connectors. 

     Tape Drive:

    Two LTO9 Tape drives with up to 300 MB/sec native transfer rate

      Data Cartridge:

      • Read/Write LTO9 data cartridge; 18TB native storage capacity
      • Read/Write LTO8 data cartridge; 12TB native storage capacity

      Power Supply:

      100/240 VAC 50/60 Hz Auto-sensing

        Dimensions & Weight:

        13.4 x 5.8 x 6.8 inches (L x H x W) / 19.7 lbs

          Software Compatibility:

          • myLTO
          • StorageDNA 
          • YoYotta LTFS
          • Hedge / Canister
          • Third-Party LTFS-enhanced archive/backup software
          • Third-Party TAR-based backup software, Acronis etc.

           Supported Operating Systems for LTFS:

          • MAC OSX 10.12 or higher
          • Windows 10

          System Requirements:

          • LTFS will require a TLR-enabled HBA

          MagStor FC-HL9-DUAL Includes: 

          • MagStor FC-HL9-DUAL External Desktop Tape Drive
          • US Power Cable