Data Management and Storage Products

Q24 Compact Tape Library



From easy installation to easy maintenance, the Q24 compact LTO tape library is designed to be Simply Reliable™. Feature-rich and compact in a rackmountable 2U enclosure, the Q24 offers capacities up to 288 terabytes (native) and 720 terabytes (compressed). The menu-driven graphical built-in operator control panel is easy to use, and the identical functionality may also be accessed via the integrated browser-based remote management interface (RMI). This enables IT administrators to remotely configure, manage and diagnose the library from anywhere in the world via the Internet. All field replaceable components, such as the tape drives, power supply and controller board are removable with standard tools.

Key Highlights

  • 24 cartridge slots in two 12-slot magazines
  • 1 available single-slot I/O port
  • 1 half-height LTO-6, LTO-7 or LTO-8 tape drive; second drive optional
  • Up to 720TB with LTO-8 compression (2.5:1)
  • 2U height x 19″ rack mount
  • Barcode reader standard, for fast inventory management
  • Remote management capability simplifies IT administration

Engineered for Reliability

  • Auto-connecting, user-installable tape drives
  • Self-calibrating all-digital servo control system
  • Auto-aligning: No mechanical or electrical adjustments required
  • Auto-discovery of all components
  • Rated at 2,000,000 robot load/unload cycles
  • Forced-air cooling


  • ADI library interface
  • Fibre Channel and SAS drive interface support
  • Logical Library partitioning

Comprehensive User Interface

  • RMI browser-based remote library manager
  • LCD control panel and menu system for easy installation, configuration, operation and maintenance

Efficient Media Control

  • Integrated barcode scanner
  • One-slot I/O port


  • Two year warranty
  • Rack mount kit standard
Q24 Compact Tape Library
Drive Types LTO Ultrium 6, 7 or 8
Drive Interfaces SAS or FC
Number of Tape Drives 1 half-height tape drive; second drive optional
Number of Cartridge Slots 24 slots in two 12-slot magazines
I/O Ports/Slots 1 single-slot I/O Port
Native Capacity – LTO-6 60TB
Max Compressed (2.5:1) Capacity – LTO-6 150TB
Native Data Rate – LTO-6 160MB/sec
Native Capacity – LTO-7 144TB
Max Compressed (2.5:1) Capacity – LTO-7 360TB
Native Data Rate – LTO-7 300MB/sec
Native Capacity – LTO-8 288TB
Max Compressed (2.5:1) Capacity – LTO-8 720TB
Native Data Rate – LTO-8 300MB/sec
Barcode Reader Standard
Rack Mount Kit Standard
Height 2U (3.5″ / 8.9cm)
Width 17.6″ / 44.7cm
Depth 29.1″ / 73.9cm
Weight 34 lb / 15 kg
Power Up to 4 amps at 100 VAC, 2 amps at 220 VAC
Warranty 2 years