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StorageTek SL500 Modular Library System


The most scalable rack-mounted solution on the market, Oracle’s StorageTek SL500 modular library system raises the bar on reliability and simplicity. When you need to accommodate growth in a fast-growing business or corporate department, the StorageTek SL500 modular library system helps you accelerate consolidation and support applications such as e-mail, databases, and file servers.
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  • Improve reliability with superior robotics and easy serviceability.
  • Scale without decreasing reliability or performance to meet changing requirements in high-availability environments.
  • Simplify and accelerate consolidation by creating as many as eight native partitions.
  • Create a tiered storage solution easily by using the StorageTek SL500 with Sun Storage Archive Manager and Sun Storage 6000 arrays.

The StorageTek SL500 modular library system scales from 30 to 575 LTO slots with a maximum capacity of more than 862 terabytes of uncompressed data—more than 40 percent more capacity than that of other libraries in this class. The library also enables you to use as many as 18 tape drives with a native throughput rate of more than 7 terabytes per hour.

Manufacturer Sun Oracle
Part No. 029141
Width 480 mm
Height 356 mm
Depth 811 mm
Weight [Kg] 25.00
Rack Units 8 U
# of Cartridge Slots 30–575
# of Tape Drives 1–18 LTO Drive(s)
Storage Capacity LTO 5 (1.5 TB/cartridge) – 862 TB (575 cartridges);
LTO 4 (800 GB/cartridge) – 460 TB (575 cartridges)
Throughput Per Hour LTO 5 (18 drives, 140 MB/sec) – more than 9 TB/hr.;
LTO 4 (18 drives, 120 MB/sec – 80 MB/sec) – more than 7.7 TB/hr.
Host Interface / Link Speeds 8 Gb SAS, 4 GB FC
Host OS Support Solaris, UNIX, Windows, Linux

In addition, the StorageTek SL500 is ideal for consolidation, which help you save time, space, and energy by consolidating multiple libraries and applications into a central location. The SL500 is also ideal for rack-based D2D2T solutions, when combined with Sun Storage Archive Manager and Sun Storage 6000 arrays.

To help you maintain uninterrupted access to your data, the StorageTek SL500 modular library system leverages components, including robotics and firmware, from the enterprise class StorageTek SL8500 modular library system and offers an optional dual fibre channel library interface for high availability. The robotic mechanism maintains reliability, regardless of the number of expansion modules, and helps increase the stability and predictability of backups. Redundant, hot-swappable components, such as power supplies and fans, minimize disruption and the advanced digital vision system automatically calibrates the library to reduce wear and tear on the cartridge, drive, and robot.

The StorageTek SL500 modular library system expands to higher slot and drive counts, using the same robotics and library automation architecture. Capacity on demand allows for scalability in small increments as a “pay as you grow” approach to meet capacity needs and fit budgetary requirements.

Simple library upgrades extend the useful life of the equipment and preserve your investment. Standard interfaces and the library control software enable resource sharing, by connecting to other devices across Solaris, Windows, UNIX, or Linux environments. All major parts, including the robotics, are field-replaceable in less than 30 minutes, minimizing downtime. Any Cartridge Any Slot technology helps you meet changing storage requirements and encryption-capable LTO 5 drives work in tandem with the StorageTek Crypto Key Management system to protect sensitive data and meet compliance requirements.