Sun StorEdge L700 tape library can backs up 430G of data per hour

Sun StorEdge L700 tape library can backs up 430G of data per hour

By Patricia Daukantas

GCN Staff

The Sun StorEdge L700 tape library can back up 3.5T of data in less than eight hours, according to officials of Sun Microsystems Inc.


The StorEdge L700 tape library scales up to 14T in total capacity at a starting price of $194,000.


The L700 library, the highest-end product in Sun's tape-storage line, backs up about 430G per hour, said Raj Das, director of product marketing for Sun's storage division.

14T capacity

The native throughput rate is 120 megabytes/sec and the average access time is 16 seconds for data restoration, Das said.

The StorEdge L700 scales as high as 14T in total capacity, Das said. It works with storage management applications such as Veritas NetBackup from Veritas Software Corp. of Mountain View, Calif., and Legato NetWorker from Legato Systems Inc. of Palo Alto, Calif.

In its initial release, the StorEdge L700 uses 9840-format tape cartridges, each with 20G capacity. Sun plans to add Digital Linear Tape 7000 and Super DLT formats, Das said.

The enclosure has 22.75 inches of standard 19-inch rack space for installing a server or networking hardware, Das said.

An entry-level configuration, consisting of two 9840 tape drives, 396 cartridge slots and 100 pieces of media, is $194,000. A full 14T configuration with 12 tape drives and 630 slots retails for $625,000.

The StorEdge L700 is available on General Services Administration Information Technology Schedule contracts.

Contact Sun Federal at 703-204-4818.

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