Quantum Scalar i3 3U Base Tape Library 25-Slots Licensed, 0-Drives, LSC33-BSC0-001A



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Quantum Scalar i3 Base Library


  • Quantum Scalar i3 
  • Half Height
  • Single Port
  • Expandable

The Easy, Efficient, and Scalable Tape Library

Tape remains a popular storage choice for data backup and DR, long-term data retention, and unstructured data archives. Tape’s cost-benefit, durability, portability, and off-line protection from ransomware are among the reasons for its sustained popularity. As IT organizations wrestle with rapid unstructured data growth and the increased risk of ransomware attacks, along with the business realities of resource constraints, it’s critical for IT solutions to maximize efficiencies beyond just acquisition costs.


The Scalar® i3 tape library is designed for ease of use from initial setup to ongoing management. The Scalar iLayer™ management software—proven to reduce management time and improve system uptime—has been fully refreshed for even greater efficiencies and a modern, intuitive user experience. Its mobile-first user interface design allows you to manage the library from anywhere with a network connection on virtually any device.


With features like best-in-class storage density—providing up to 1.5 PB in just 3U and up to 12 PB in 24U—along with 80 PLUS® certified power supplies, Scalar i3 enables users to reduce their tape footprint and lower their power and cooling costs, ensuring savings on more than just the initial purchase.


Scalar i3 simplifies growth management with a modular design and Capacity-on-Demand (CoD) scalability. It can scale cartridge slots from 25 slots up to 400—instantly— with CoD software licensing, providing compressed capacities from 750 TB up to 12 PB. And users can add read/ write performance as needed, with support for up to 24 tape drives. With the partitioning feature, Scalar i3 can provide data protection and archive in a single library as a valuable tool to address today’s IT challenges.


Drive Type Media Type Cartridge Capacity Native/Compressed1 (TB) Drive Throughput Native/Compressed1 (MB/sec)
LTO-8 LTO-8 (L8) 12 / 30 300 / 750
LTO-8 LTO-7 (M8)* 9 / 22.5 300 / 750
LTO-7 LTO-7 (L7) 6.0 / 15.0 300 / 750
LTO-6 LTO-6 (L6) 2.5 / 6.25 160 / 400


User Interface:  Local touch screen; HTML5 remote management GUI with a mobile-first design for mobile, tablet, and PC support
Connectivity Options: 8 Gb Fibre Channel and 6 Gb SAS Inventory
Speeds: Approximately 1 minute for typical configurations
Firmware Updates: Customers can choose to have automatic checks for firmware updates to ensure the use of the latest library and drive code levels
Configuration: Auto-discovery and auto-calibration for installed/added components (modules, tapes, drives, magazines, etc.)
Library Partitioning: Supports up to 12 partitions Import/Export: Configurable, 0 to 25 slots in 5-slot increments for every module


No. of Modules Form Factor  Maximum Slots Maximum Drives
1 (1 CM) 3U 50 3
2 (1 CM + 1 EM) 6U 100 6
3 9U 150 9
4 12U 200 12
5 15U 250 15
6 18U 300 18
7 21U 350 21
8 24U 400 24