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Are your ever expanding data storage, protection and retention needs getting out of hand? The HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library is the gold standard for mid-range tape automation, delivering best-in-class scalability, density, and performance to meet your short-term backup and disaster recovery data protection needs, as well as long-term archival requirements. Keep pace with data growth by seamlessly scaling up to 7 modules—without disrupting daily data protection. You also save extensive space, as the HPE MSL6480 provides the highest tape drive density per module of any mid-range tape library. The HPE MSL6480 Tape Library reduces the time and resources needed to achieve enterprise-class manageability, equipping you with proactive monitoring on single pane of glass control. Reduce TCO by reusing current MSL tape drives and adding more capacity and performance as you need it. Competitively priced, the HPE MSL6480 Tape Library offers an outstanding return on your storage investment.

  • The HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library now supports LTO-8 technology.
  • HPE MSL6480 now supports path failover for LTO-8 drives besides LTO-7, LTO-6 and LTO-5 drives.
  • The HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library now supports LTO-7 Type M media.

Driving the Industry in Scalability for a Better Tape Solution

The HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library preserves your initial capital investment with a single solution that scales seamlessly to accommodate your requirements. You can effortlessly address both your short-term and long-term storage needs and respond to unpredictable growth, service or changes.
The HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library has scale-out architecture which allows you to pay as you grow - simply add in new modules to boost capacity and performance without investing in a whole new library. When needed, upgrades are fast and non-disruptive.
Scale vertically from 80 to 560 cartridge slots to store up to 8.4 PB[1] in a single 19-inch rack; add in between 1 to 42 LTO-8, LTO-7, LTO-6 or LTO-5 half-height SAS or FC drives for speeds of up to 60.4 TB/hour.[1]
You can easily manage expansion module installations as they are simple to configure and remove. The HPE MSL6480 features a touch operator control panel with wizards for easy install and configuration.
HPE StoreEver MSL Tape Libraries easily manage your media both in or out of the tape library with a standard bar code reader and configurable 10-slot removable magazines.

Reduce Administration Time—Enterprise-class Manageability and Reliability

The HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library will free up your resources with automated, consolidated and simplified data protection and archive capabilities that reduce human intervention and error, adding more to your bottom line.
Your administrators can manage, configure and use the library from across the room or across the globe with Hewlett Packard Enterprise-unique, web-based remote management and diagnostic tools.
Administrators can proactively and intelligently monitor utilization, operational performance and overall life and health of the library, drives and media with HPE TapeAssure Advanced Software.
HPE TapeAssure Advanced software provides a complete tape analytics infrastructure that is designed to reduce unscheduled backup downtime, mitigate the risks in hardware failures and increase the return on investment through higher asset utilization.

Save Money – Reduce Power, Cooling, Floor Space and Hardware Costs

The HPE StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library offers 13 cartridge slots, or up to 390TB per 1U of rack space using LTO-8 drives, while providing the highest tape drive density per module of any mid-range tape library, providing flexible options to consider for your business.
The HPE MSL6480 Tape Library offers scalability from 80 to 560 slots with a single expandable library, so there’s no need to rip and replace as your storage requirements grow.
For unmatched investment protection, you can reuse any HPE MSL2024 or HPE MSL4048 tape drive canisters in the HPE MSL6480 Tape Library.
Partitioning allows each partitioned library to be presented to the host as an independent library, separate from other partitions in the library.

Tech Specs

SERIES HP MSL6480 Tape Library
STANDARD DRIVE None Ship Standard
CAPACITY 500.0TB Compressed 2.5:1 (240.0TB Native) - Maximum Depending on Drives Selected
TRANSFER RATE 1.4TB/HR Compressed 2:1 - Maximum Depending on Drive Type and Number of Drives
HOST INTERFACE Depending on Drive Type
MEDIA COMPATIBILITY Fifth Generation LTO Ultrium Drives Read and Write LTO-4 and LTO-5 Media and Also Read LTO-3 Media, Fourth Generation LTO Ultrium Drives Read and Write LTO-3 and LTO-4 Media and Also Read LTO-2 Media, Sixth Generation LTO Ultrium Drives Read and Write LTO-5 and LTO-6 Media and Also Read LTO-4 Media
CHASSIS TYPE 6U Rackmounted
WARRANTY 1 Year Parts, Labour and Onsite support with Next Business Day Response
DIMENSIONS (MM) 268 x 475 x 892 mm
WEIGHT (KG) 43.6 kg
DIFFERENTIATOR 80-slot Tape Library Scalable Base Module in a 6U rack-mount form factor (Zero Tape Drives) Rack ready, encryption-capable, RoHS2 compliant
WHAT'S IN THE BOX MSL6480Tape Library with (0)drives, (2) 2.5M PDU Power Cords (C13/C14, 10A), Rack-mount hardware, Getting started poster, Redundant Power Supplies

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