SYMPLY SymplyDIT LTO-9 Half-Height Desktop Tape Drive


Key Features

  • 1 x LTO-9 Tape Drive | 2 x 2.5″ SSD Bays
  • Dual 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • Dual SFF-8644 Ports (12 Gb/s SAS-3)
  • 18TB Native Capacity | 45TB Compressed
  • Read and Write Speeds up to 300 MB/s
  • Backward Compatible with LTO-8 & 7 Tapes
  • Supports 2.5:1 Compression
  • 250,000 Hour MTBF | 100,000 Cycles MSBF
  • Half-Height Desktop Form Factor
  • Windows, Mac, and Linux Compatible
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SYMPLY SymplyDIT LTO-9 Half-Height Desktop Tape Drive (Thunderbolt 3 & SFF-8644)

The SymplyDIT LTO-9 Half-Height Desktop Tape Drive from SYMPLY is a unique full-featured backup, archive, and transfer system designed for on-set and DIT data protection use with features that can enhance production and post-production pipelines. It features an LTO-9 half-height tape drive and dual 2.5″ SSD bays connected via a 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 or 12 Gb/s SFF-8644 port as a convenient connection to your desktop Windows, Mac, or Linux system. It also features a second Thunderbolt 3 port for daisy-chaining and device charging and a second SFF-8644 SAS expansion port for connecting other SAS devices to your Thunderbolt system, or for use with a non-Thunderbolt system.

LTO-9 media supports a native storage capacity of up to 18TB and data transfers of up to 300 MB/s, or, when using 2.5:1 compression, a storage capacity of up to 45TB and data transfers of up to 500 MB/s. This drive is backward compatible with LTO-8 media which supports a native storage capacity of up to 12TB and a compressed capacity of 30TB and LTO-7 media, which supports a native storage capacity of up to 6TB and a compressed capacity of up to 15TB.

Features and Benefits
  • Desktop single drive configuration with two 2.5″ SSD bays
  • Supports LTO-7, LTO-8, and LTO-9 half-height drives with speeds of up to 300 MB/s per drive
  • Advanced metal alloy enclosure with premium power supply and cooling for enhanced reliability
  • Horizontally mounted LTO
  • Supports LTFS for massive interoperability
  • Supports AES 256-bit encryption & WORM for sensitive data and compliance
  • LTO data and cleaning cartridge included
  • Premium 6.6′ active Thunderbolt 3 cable included
  • SymplyLOCK machined aluminum Thunderbolt cable locking
  • Features Kensington T-Bar to keep your SymplyPRO secure
  • Limited 3-year warranty, no additional charges for advice, installation, or upgrades
  • Optional uplift to a 5-year warranty for greater peace of mind
  • Optional ruggedized transport cases if you are on the move
About SymplyDIT LTO
The SymplyPRO DIT Thunderbolt is based on SYMPLY’s advanced desktop SymplyPRO product line featuring a rugged metal alloy enclosure, premium power supply, and cooling. Then, SYMPLY added multi-access technology that combines docking support for most 2.5″ SSDs or Atomos Master Caddies for fast all-in-one DIT operations. Comprising a space-effective single desktop design, this unit is highly serviceable and upgradeable.

Each SymplyDIT LTO system includes two Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy chaining and fast device charging. They also uniquely include a SAS Expansion Port and SAS Host Port in case you need to connect other SAS devices to your Thunderbolt-equipped computer or use it with a non-Thunderbolt workstation.

All SymplyPRO DIT Thunderbolt desktops feature Linear Tape File System (LTFS) support for compatibility with a myriad of backup and archive applications, ensuring data is stored in a non-proprietary format that is easy to interchange and migrate. In some use cases, LTFS can reduce the need for backup or archive software and allows users to easily interchange data using LTO cartridges or copying data to and from hard drives or SSDs.

As a partner with IBM, SymplyPRO LTO products are fully compatible with software applications that support IBM LTO drive technology. In addition, Symply has carried out extensive interoperability testing with popular backup and archive utilities for macOS and Windows including Archiware, Hedge, Imagine Products, Retrospect, StorageDNA, Veeam, XenData, and YoYotta to ensure the best possible customer experience.


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