Expandable 3U Library

Dell EMC ML3 Tape Library and Expansion

Easy to order, easy to use and easy to service with a 3U form factor, expandable to up to 272 slots

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Dell EMC ML3 Tape Library

  • The Dell EMC ML3 Tape Library offers scalability above and beyond traditional tape solutions, so that you can grow your data environment with your business.
  • Keep it simple and save on time and support costs with the easy to order, easy to configure, and easy to upgrade ML3 with ML3 expansion (ML3E).
  • With a media life span of 30 years, you can rely on Dell EMC’s ML3 tape solution to provide your company with secure back-up.
  • There’s no beating the TCO of tape technology, and with the Dell EMC ML3, you get the assurance your company is backed by a trusted brand with top of the line technology.
Tech Specs
Feature Description
Form Factor 3U base: up to 3 drives, 32 slots; 3U expansion (6 max): each with up to 3 drives, 40 slots; 21U max: 21 drives, 272 slots
Interface SAS – 6Gb, FC – 8Gb
LTO Support LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-8
Capacity (LTO-8) 3U base: 384TB; 3U expansion: 480TB per 3U; 21U max: 3,264TB
Drive Size options per 3U 1 LTO FH; 3 LTO HH; 1 LTO FH + 1 LTO HH
Power Supplies 1/2
Standard Interfaces 10/100/1000 Ethernet port; front and rear USB ports
Dell EMC Tape Library and PowerVault Tape AutomationDell EMC ML3 Tape Library
Dell EMC ML3E Tape Expansion
PowerVault TL1000 Tape Autoloader

Scalability of up to 384TB (native) for ML3 and 480TB (native) per ML3E

Up to 108TB (native)

Scalable SAN backup base model plus expansion will scale up to 21U with addition of six ML3E (3U expansion modules)

Entry-level tape automation for large servers or small workgroups

Features

Drive type

LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-8

LTO-5, LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-8

Number of drivers

Up to 3 per 3U (half-height)

1 (half-height)

Number of cartridges

32 (ML3); 40 (ML3E)
Maximum of 272 with six expansion modules

9

Import/export slots

5

1

Form factor

3U

1U

Chassis

Tabletop or rackmount

Tabletop or rackmount

Media

LTO-6, LTO-6 WORM
LTO-7, LTO-7 WORM
LTO-8, LTO-8 WORM
LTO Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge

LTO-5, LTO-5 WORM
LTO-6, LTO-6 WORM
LTO-7, LTO-7 WORM
LTO-8, LTO-8 WORM
LTO Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge

Max native capacity

ML3: Up to 384TB
ML3E: Up to 480TB
Maximum of 3264TB (base and six expansion)

Up to 108TB

Max native backup rate per drive*

LTO-6: 160MB/s, 576GB/hr[r LTO-7: 300MB/s, 1080GB/hr
LTO-8: 300MB/s, 1080GB/hr (half-height)
LTO-8: 360MB/s, 1296GB/hr (full-height)

LTO-5: 140MB/s, 504GB/hr
LTO-6: 160MB/s, 576GB/hr
LTO-7: 300MB/s, 1080GB/hr
LTO-8: 300MB/s, 1080GB/hr

Interface

6Gb SAS, 8Gb FC

6Gb SAS

Software supported

For tape backup software, refer to the vendor site for support.

For tape backup software, refer to the vendor site for support.

Library-managed encryption

Activation license included standard Support for host Application Managed Encryption (AME) and Library Managed Encryption (LME)

Available on PowerVault TL1000 configured with LTO-6 and later generations (available at point of sale only for the TL1000)

Included services

Limited Warranty**, 30-Day Getting Started Phone Support***, E-support, and Next Business Day On-Site Service****

Limited Warranty**, 30-Day Getting Started Phone Support***, E-support, and Next Business Day On-Site Service****

*Actual performance is dependent on settings, user environment and applications.
**For a complete copy of our guarantees or limited warranties, please visit http://www.dell.com/warranty or write to Dell USA L.P., One Dell Way, Round Rock, Texas 78682, Attn: Warranties.
***Telephone support provides help with installation, optimization and configuration questions during the critical 30-day period after shipment of your systems.
****Service may be provided by a third party. Technician will be dispatched if necessary in parallel with phone-based troubleshooting for severity level 1 issues on systems with ProSupport Mission Critical or Same Day Response service. Technician will be dispatched if necessary following phone-based troubleshooting for all other severity levels and on-site response service levels. Repair time is measured from dispatch time of the on-site response service. Subject to parts availability, geographical restrictions and terms of service contract. Service timing dependent upon time of day call placed to Dell. U.S. only.
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