TapeMaster-SA Fully Automated Standalone LTO | LTFS Migration and Replication Solution

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TapeMaster-SA Fully Automated Standalone LTO | LTFS Migration and Replication Solution

The TapeMaster-SA continues Storage Heaven’s legacy of high-performance, reliable and easy-to-use LTO duplicators and migrators. The fully featured standalone automated device provides unattended tape migration and duplication of up to 24 masters to 24 targets LTO LTFS tapes with just the touch of a button.

The Ideally suited for IT as well as the film studios, TV and broadcasting professionals, this rackmount solution features blazing fast duplication speeds of up to 400MB/sec (native) and 900 MB/sec (compressed)*, an easy to use LCD display with a four button controls panel.


  • Extremely fast cloning up to 400MB/s (native)*
  • Automatically migrate from one generation LTO to another
  • Create a 100% bit-by-bit “Mirror” clone of any LTO tape
  • 100% Compatible with all LTO LTFS Tape Formats
  • Built-in bit-for bit secondary level verification after duplication
  • Operating modes: Tape Copy, Tape Copy & Verify, System Diagnostics
  • All master LTO tapes must be write protected before duplication or migration to prevent any alteration to sensitive data on the master tape
  • Duplicates all file systems, operating systems or backup software
  • 100% support for barcodes with built-in Media Scan feature
  • Optional support for encrypted tapes

Key Features and Benefits

Round the clock migration. The TapeMaster-SA will migrate from older generation LTO to the latest Ultrium technology with lights out operation. User only needs to unload and reload on average once every 24-48 hours.

Unattended Cloning. Make a perfect duplicate of any LTO Tape type for off-site storage or to share with your client or colleagues across the country or around the world. Remember, LTO tapes are safer to courier than mechanical hard disk drives and a single tape can contain up to 30 Terabytes!

Offline Operation. No need to run your backup a second time just to get a duplicate set. TapeMaster-SA runs independent of your backup server and does not require a computer or software since it is 100% standalone.

Plug and Play Operation. As a "plug-n-play" solution, simply plug in, load tapes and select "copy" from the built-in LCD display. The TapeMaster-SA clones tapes on a bit-for-bit basis, meaning it can duplicate any tape (i.e. WinTel, LINUX/UNIX™, Apple®, IBM®, Oracle®, HP® minis and mainframes, and more) with 100% accuracy every time. It doesn't matter what kind of data is on the original master, the replicator’'s job is to make sure all the data is transferred accurately from the master to each destination tape.

Continuous Operation/Bad Tape Handling. TapeMaster-SA will automatically identify and isolate any defective LTO tape cartridge during operation and will not require operator intervention in order to complete job.

100% Barcode Label Support. Built-in media scan and barcode scan feature ensuring you have an organized and painless workflow especially during your large projects.

Encrypted LTO Tapes. TapeMaster-SA allows the user to to perform duplication or migration of encrypted tapes easily and seamlessly when combined with appropriate Key management server.

LTO Tape Forensic Duplication. The standalone TapeMaster-SA LTO Ultrium duplication device gives the Computer Digital Forensic Investigator the ability to make perfect copies of any suspect LTO tape at extremely fast speeds up to  400MB/s *(native) or up to 900MB/s (compressed)*. Simply enable the write-protect tab on each suspect tape and load into the master LTO tape slots, then, insert write enabled blank tapes into the target LTO tape slots and select "COPY & VERIFY" mode to start duplication process.

Two Levels of Verification. Our system will automatically perform two levels of verification during the cloning process to ensure your tapes are 100% accurate. First, when data is written to the target tape it is read and immediately verified by the target tape drive. This allows the target drive to immediately to write a second copy of any data that fails the verify process. Once the "COPY" process is completed a second "VERIFICATION" process can be initiated whereby the data on master tape is compared bit-by-bit to data on target tape to ensure 100% accuracy.

Future Proof Your Investment. TapeMaster-SA is ready for your project today and for future projects as well. Migrate or clone your LTO tapes now and within two years you can upgrade your drive(s) and migrate again to more modern technology without making any other investment in hardware and or software.

Field Upgradeable Firmware. No need to ship your duplicator back to us to upgrade to the latest. TapeMaster-SA is upgradeable via built-in USB port. A firmware file is only an email away.

Diagnostic Operation. TapeMaster-SA comes with a built-in self diagnostic feature that checks system components and verifies all are in working order and can be run at any time.

Table Standalone Manual Systems. Don’t need automation? No problem. StorageHeaven also manufactures manual standalone tabletop systems. These units are portable enough to be shared within departments or can be easily shipped across the country for a project.

Universal Power Supply. The new TapeMaster features an auto-switching, 115V-230V universal power supply that can be used anywhere worldwide. Because the power supply is built in, you can use it in a rack (rack-mountable configurations) or on a tabletop without having to worry about an external power brick.

Applications For Various Markets. Just a few of the most popular uses and users of the TapeMaster cloning and migration systems include content archive and distribution for Digital Cinema, Government Agencies (i.e. Navy, Army, Air Force, Aerospace), Medical Imaging (i.e. EMR, PACS, DICOM), Information Technology, Digital Forensics, Mining, Video Production, Oil/Gas Exploration and Broadcast Industry.


* When used with MagStor LTO9 (FH) Full Height SAS tape drives


System Type: Standard 19" Rackmount (3.5U or 5.5U)
Supported Tapes: All LTO Types - Read/Write and WORM
Tape Interface Technology: 6 Gb/sec Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Number of Tape Drives: Two - one master and one target
Number of Master Tape Slots: 12 or 24
Number of Target Tape Slots: 12 or 24
Hard Disk Drive Included: None (not applicable for this device)
Volatile Cache Memory: 16 Megabytes (SDRAM)
Non-Volatile Cache Memory: None (no duplication data permanently stored in device)
Display/Input: 4 line by 20 character LCD with 6 push button keypad
Supported Data: All File Systems, Operating Systems and Backup Software Supported Including All LTFS Formats
Reliability: 2,000,000 MCBF (mean cycles between failures); Less than 5 minutes MTTR (mean time to repair)
Operating Environment: Temperature 10 °C to 38 °C (50 °F to 100 °F), Humidity 20% to 80% (non-condensing) and Maximum Altitude 3,048 m (10,000 ft)
Weight: 45 lbs (24 slots) or 57 lbs (48 slots)
Power Input Requirements: 100 VAC / 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
Power Consumption: Less than 400 Watts
Warranty: One Year Limited
In The Box:

USA Power Cords
User's Guide
TapeMaster Control Unit (1.5U)
24 Slot Robotics (2U) or 48 Slot Robotics