MagStor LTO9 FH SAS 8644 External Desktop Tape Drive 18TB LTFS , SAS-L9-8644 LTO-9 TAA


$6,695.00 $6,999.00
SKU: SAS-L9-8644

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MagStor SAS-L9-8644 LTO9 8644 HH 12G SAS External Tabletop Tape Drive



The MagStor SAS-L9-8644 is an LTO9 (FH) Full Height tape drive in a desktop enclosure. 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.  


  • Capacity (Native) 18TB
  • Read/Write Speeds (Native) 400 MB/s 
  • 12G SAS with SFF-8644 Interface
  • LTFS Compatible Drag & Drop
  • TAR Compatible 
  • 30 Year LTO Media Archive Life 
  • Built-in PSU, no bulky adapters needed
  • TAA Compliant 
  • 3 Year Warranty (Upgrade to 5 Years US/CAN)


Technical Specifications


External SAS SFF-8644

    Tape Drive:

    LTO9 Tape drive with up to 400 MB/sec native transfer rate

       Data Cartridge:

      • Read/Write LTO9 data cartridge; 12TB native storage capacity
      • Read/Write LTO8 data cartridge; 6TB native storage capacity

       Power Supply:

      ☑ No power brick Internal 100/240 VAC 50/60 Hz Auto-sensing

        Dimensions & Weight:

        13.4 x 5.8 x 6.8 inches (L x H x W) / 13 lbs

           Software Compatibility:

          • IBM Spectrum Archive Single Drive Edition (CLI MAC, GUI Windows)
          • PreRollPost
          • myLTO
          • YoYotta LTFS
          • Third-Party LTFS-enhanced archive/backup software
          • Third-Party TAR based backup software
          • Any software that fully supports IBM LTO Tape Drives


          MagStor SAS-L9-8644 Includes: 

          • MagStor LTO9 FH SAS External Desktop Tape Drive
          • US Power Cable
          • 2 Meter SFF8644-SFF8644 Mini SAS Cable