Quantum Scalar i3

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iLayer Intelligent Software
Brings system setup and management to a whole new level of ease, saving valuable time.

Capacity-on-Demand Growth
Simplifies storage provisioning by scaling capacity quickly and easily, without disruption.

Best-in-Class Storage Density
Saves valuable data center footprint with the highest tape storage per rack U.

80 PLUS-Certified Power Supplies

High efficiency, green power supplies minimize power and cooling costs.

Advanced Reporting

Media, drive, and media security reports help balance system resources, improve security, and improve budget and planning. Automated report scheduling and distribution save time.

High Availability Features
Redundant power supplies and control path failover reduce downtime in the event of failure.

Proactive Monitoring and Diagnostics
Resolves issues before impacting operations, to maximize system uptime and minimize operational expenses.

Encryption Key Management
FIPS-validated solution with KMIP support makes it easy to manage keys, mitigating risk of lost data. AES 256-bit encryption standard for highest levels of security.


System Capacity
No. of Modules Form Factor Max Slots Max Drives Max Capacity TB (PB)*
LTO-6 LT0-7
1 (1CM) 3U 50 3 312.5 0.3 750 0.75
2 (1CM, 1EM) 6U 100 6 625 0.6 1,500 1.5
3 (1CM, 2EM) 9U 150 9 937.5 0.9 2,250 2.25
4 (1CM, 3EM) 12U 200 12 1,250 1.25 3,000 3.0

Minimum capacity is 25 slots; additional slots can be activated with a Capacity-on-Demand (CoD) license.
*Assumes 2.5:1 compression

Interface Options: 8Gb fibre channel and 6Gb SAS
Inventory Speeds: Approximately 1 minute for typical configurations
Firmware Updates: Customers can choose to have automatic checks for firmware updates, to ensure 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, 0-25 in 5-slot increments for every module
Library MSBF: Greater than 2,000,000
Library MTTR: 30 minutes
Power: Optional 2N power
Diagnostics: Proactive diagnostics embedded within the library monitor major subsystems, runs self-diagnostic procedures, and policy-based communications to system administrators
Module Upgrade: Any module may be added in less than 30 minutes; all components are customer-installable.
Rack Installation Requirements
  • Library must be installed in a standard 19-inch four-post rack enclosure
  • Minimum rack depth is 42.13 inches (1070 mm)
Software Compatibility
Consult the most recent Quantum Software Compatibility Guide at http://www.quantum.com/ swcompguide.aspx for a complete list of software and platforms compatible with Scalar i3.
Compliance And Certification
Safety Standards: IEC60950 with worldwide country deviations
Emissions Standards: CNS13438 Class A, EN55022:2010 Class A, FCC Part 15 Class A, KN 32, VCCI
Immunity Standards: EN55024, KN 35
International Certifications: CE (Europe), VCCI (Japan), TUV/GS (Germany), FCC (USA), ICES (Canada), cTUVus (USA & Canada), EAC (EuroAsian Conformity Mark), KCC (Korea), BSMI (Taiwan)
Electrical: 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz
Power: 80 PLUS certified power supplies
Temperature: 16 to 35°C operating
Humidity: 20 to 80% non-condensing operating
Advanced Features
Advanced Reporting: Media Integrity Analysis report, Media Usage report, Drive Utilization report, Security report and media removal notifications, Report scheduling with automated report creation and delivery to distribution lists
Control Path Failover: Provides redundant connectivity for robotics control
Module HxWxD
Control Module 5.2” x 17.4” x 36.4” (13.3cm x 44.1cm x 92.45cm)
Expansion Module 5.2” x 17.4” x 36.4” (13.1cm x 44.1cm x 92.45cm
Drive Capacity And Performance
Drive Type Cartridge Capacity
Native/Compressed* (TB)
Drive Throughput
Native/Compressed* (MB/sec)
LTO-7 6.0 / 15.0 300 / 750
LTO-6 2.5 / 6.25 160 / 400

LTO-7 and LTO-6 tape drives support encryption and LTFS.
*Assumes 2.5:1 compression

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