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6.1.6 Spectra Logic




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This article is from the storage FAQ part2, by Rodney D. Van Meter with numerous contributions by others.

6.1.6 Spectra Logic

    Spectra Logic makes SCSI-controlled 8mm and 4mm (DAT) autochangers.
One to four drives, with 20 to 60 slots. Capacity currently up to 600
GB of DDS-2 (4mm) or 300 GB 8mm. Early models (STL-6000 & STL-8000)
were a rotating carousel. Newer ones use an arm and the tapes don't
move.

Supported by a variety of software vendors. List prices of $9K
(Spectra 4000/20 slots, one DDS-2 drive) to $31K (60 slots with four
drives and barcode support) including drives.

They also make a thing called TapeFrame, which consists of several of
their autochangers working in conjunction, with capacities up to 2.2
TB.

U.S.: 1-800-833-1132 or 303-449-6400

(Britt Terry, britt@spectra.wali.com, 95/1/12)

See also under backup software, and on the web at
http://www.spectralogic.com.
    

 

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