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StorageTek SL48 Tape Library


Satisfy your business storage requirements with Oracle’s StorageTek SL48 tape library. It can meet the data storage demands—including unattended backup, archiving, and disaster recovery demands—of fast-growing businesses, workgroups, or remote offices. In addition, it can simplify your life because it is easy to install, manage, and use.
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  • Native capacity of 72 TB with a StorageTek LTO 5 tape drive.
  • Broad interface support.
  • Ideal for replicated systems.
  • High density saves valuable rack space.
  • Tape drive choices provide investment protection for changing performance and capacity needs.
  • SCSI, SAS, and FC interfaces provide for flexible integration into your storage environment.
  • Automated data protection tasks save time that can be allocated to other business issues.
  • Remote administration allows an administrator to remotely control, configure, monitor, and troubleshoot the device.

The StorageTek SL48 tape library is just the kind of quality, highly reliable product you’ve come to expect from Oracle. Extensive testing enables the StorageTek SL48 tape library to work seamlessly with a broad variety of servers, operating systems, and ISV packages.

Manufacturer Sun Oracle
Part No. 029142
Width 445 mm
Height 174 mm
Depth 776 mm
Weight [Kg] 25.60
Rack Units 4 U
# of Cartridge Slots 48
# of Tape Drives 1–4
Storage Capacity Up to 72 TB
Throughput Per Hour Up to 2 TB/hr (With 4 Drives)
Mean Exchange / Swap Between Failure (MEBF/MSBF) 2 Million Robot Load/Unload Cycles
Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) 100,000 Hours
Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) < 30 Mins
Non Disruptive Serviceability Hot-swappable drives; Ethernet and serial ports for diagnostics and reporting; redundant hot-swappable power supplies with redundant fans.
Host OS Support Oracle’s Solaris, UNIX, Linux, Windows.

StorageTek SL48 tape libraries arrive rack-ready for installation in a standard 19-inch rack, or they can fit into a tabletop environment with the use of an optional kit. Each StorageTek SL48 tape library ships with one drive and includes four removable 12-slot magazines with three mail slots dedicated to the import and export of data cartridges. Perfect for replicated systems, the StorageTek SL48 tape library includes Web-based management features that reduce the burden on local IT resources and allow multiple sites to be supported centrally. An integrated bar code reader facilitates media management, and removable magazines make it easy for you to load and unload data cartridges and arrange for bulk storage offsite.

With a native capacity of 72 TB when it is used with the StorageTek LTO 5 tape drive, the StorageTek SL48 tape library can handle demanding backup and recovery jobs, and its 4RU form factor saves valuable rack space. With a choice of StorageTek LTO tape drive types and interfaces, the device enables you to select the capacity, performance, and price point you need to meet your business requirements. The functionality to add or swap drives allows you to adapt to changing data protection needs.

Choose StorageTek LTO Ultrium media to accompany your tape purchase. All of our media is thoroughly tested for compatibility between applicable drives and StorageTek libraries.

Oracle offers a complete range of products, solutions, and services to enable you to store your business information securely and manage it intelligently, so it is quickly accessible to those who need it. Oracle delivers open, end-to-end solutions to help you unlock your data’s potential and grow your business. And we help you accelerate efficiency and cost reduction by managing information intelligently, applying automation wherever possible, and effectively using assets.