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Dell PowerVault 124T Tape Autoloader
High-density, rack-optimized tape autoloader solution

Dell PowerVault 124T Tape Autoloader

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Dell PowerVault 124T Tape Autoloader
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Overview:

The Dell PowerVault™ 124T secure tape autoloader brings high density, expandable and remote management backup capabilities to small and medium businesses in a compact, affordable 2U form factor.

The PowerVault™ 124T tape autoloader allows maximum rack-based storage capacity within a 2U chassis. Its remote management capability enables true, unattended backup while its magazine architecture facilitates quick scalability and easy replacement of tape cartridges.

Highlights

  • Ideal for consolidating multiple or remote application servers for unattended, automated backup
  • High-density, rack-optimized tape autoloader solution that supports up to 24TB (LTO-5) of native capacity within a small, 2U form factor
  • Supports maximum native transfer rates of 504GB/hr (LTO-5)
  • Remote Management functionality to deliver reliable backup through any web-based browser
  • Simple scalability through the dual-magazine design allowing you to manage eight cartridges per magazine (16 total cartridges per unit, 2 magazines)
The PowerVault 124T is a tape autoloader that allows customers to maximize their rack-based storage backup within a 2U chassis. Its expandable architecture and magazine design enable customers to quickly manage and replace tape cartridges for growing data center needs. These features also help customers cost-effectively scale capacity to meet future backup and recovery demands. The PowerVault 124T delivers reliable backup through remote management using any web-based browser while featuring seamless integration into diverse operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Netware and Linux.

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When factoring in the features and benefits of tape storage - such as reliability, portability, encryption (LTO4 and LTO5), and the shelf life (over 20 years) of tape cartridges, tape storage is the perfect solution for your long term or short term backup or archiving needs. In addition, when tape media is stored, it does not require energy until it needs to be accessed. By using zero energy when stored, tape is 'naturally' Green.

Key Benefits:

Expandable Automated Backup Delivers True Value

The Dell PowerVault 124T tape autoloader is designed to provide organizations with maximum secure storage capacity in a space and resource-saving 2U rack mount chassis. The affordable PowerVault 124T offers expandability and delivers features found previously only in high-end libraries. Its magazine style architecture enables you to double your storage capacity by upgrading from eight to sixteen cartridges. Plus, you have a choice of equipping the autoloader with LTO-5, LTO-4, LTO-3 or LTO-3-060 tape drives. This forward compatibility can mean further cost savings by helping to ensure investment protection.

Administrative Ease Can Save Time And Money

The PowerVault 124T is designed to automate administrative backup tasks so that administrators can focus on other efforts. Remote management through a web-based browser provides the ability to oversee backup operations from any PC. Plus, automatic cartridge swapping helps reduce the risk for human error sometimes caused by manually switching cartridges. The PowerVault 124T automated capabilities can also simplify large or frequent backup scenarios.

Crafted for easy installation and use, the PowerVault 124T can quickly be implemented into existing networks. The removable eight-slot magazines enable fast bulk tape loading while the standard bar-code reader helps save time, allowing administrators to randomly or sequentially access their cartridges.

A Validated Backup Solution Designed To Ensure Peace of Mind

The PowerVault 124T offers seamless integration with customer networks. It works with different network operating systems such as Windows, Linux and NetWare. Additionally, it supports leading applications from Symantec Backup Exec,™ Computer Associate Arcserve and CommVault Galaxy.™

To help ensure compatibility and easy implementation, the PowerVault 124T is Dell certified, tested and validated for use on Dell hardware including PowerEdge™ servers and select storage devices. It is also backed by Dell technical support for the length of your limited warranty.1 The PowerVault 124T is a premier tape autoloader for busy
administrators, delivering dense storage capacity in a 2U form factor at an affordable price.

Introducing Dell ProSupport

Designed to address the technology challenges you face today. Designed for IT professionals like you, Dell ProSupport2 for IT provides 7x24 direct access to Dell Expert Centers, fast-track dispatch of parts and labor without phone troubleshooting when desired for Dell-certified technicians, and escalation management through Dell's Global Command Centers. In addition, Dell ProSupport Options align with the way you use technology by providing rapid response to your needs, protecting your investment, productivity and sensitive data, and enhancing proactive support services to reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.

Speed of Response
With the Mission Critical option you get priority response for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time are critical. Includes priority 4-hr onsite service or optional 2-hr response with 6-hr hardware repair, Dell's proven Critical Situation process, and emergency dispatch.

Protection
With Keep your Hard Drive3 you retain control of your sensitive data and comply with data privacy regulations (to help mitigate regulatory and civil liability risks) by keeping your hard drive.

Premium Proactive
With the Enterprise-Wide Contract option, you get enhanced, proactive capabilities via a designated Service Delivery Manager, performance benchmarking and custom reporting, and planning and assessments. Our Proactive Maintenance option proactively maximizes the availability and stability of your infrastructure. Includes a detailed system assessment and implementation of driver or firmware updates and upgrades for your server or storage systems. Remote Advisory Options provides telephone and Internet access to technical expertise for specialized applications and solutions such as Microsoft Exchange, Virtualization, and more.

Additional Service Offerings

Comprehensive Storage Training and Certification
Provides expertise for integrating Dell storage into an existing IT infrastructure. For company compliance, an advanced Certification path is available for validating or maintaining skill sets.

Backup and Recovery
Solutions that help ensure adequate procedures are in place to minimize or avoid data loss.

Storage Consolidation
Our storage experts can analyze your existing infrastructure, operational practices and technical readiness, and develop a detailed consolidation deployment plan that includes a validated and refined solution design.

1For a copy of limited warranty, write Dell USA L.P., Attn: Warranties, One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682. or visit http://www.dell.com/warranty
2ProSupport Service Plans: Service may be provided by a third party. Technician will be dispatched if necessary in parallel with phone-based troubleshooting for severity level 1 issues on systems with ProSupport Mission Critical or Same Day Response service. Technician will be dispatched if necessary following phone-based troubleshooting for all other severity levels and on-site response service levels. Repair time is measured from dispatch time of the on-site response service. Subject to parts availability, geographical restrictions and terms of service contract. Service timing dependent upon time of day call placed to Dell. U.S. only.
3The defective hard drive must still be covered by the hardware limited warranty

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Technical Specifications:

PowerVault 124T Tape Autoloader
Reliabilty
Mean Cycles Between Failure (MCBF) > 400,000 cycles (excluding drive)
Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) Less than 30 seconds
Typical Cycle Time < 20 seconds
Initialize Element Status 90 seconds (typical)
Mean Cartridge Lod Time 30 seconds
Physical
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.4" x 16.77" x 27.52" (8.64 cm x 42.59 cm x 69.90 cm)
Number Of Slots 8 or 16
Drive Types LTO-5, LTO-4, LTO-3
Drive Interface LVD SCSI (LTO-3, LTO-3-060)
SAS (LTO-3-060, LTO-4-120, LTO-5-140)
Rack Height 2U
Weight 31.1 lbs. (14.10 kg)
Interface Ultra 160 LVD SCSI, SAS
Barcode Reader Standard or PV124T
Autoloader Indicators/Controls 5-button with 2-line, 16 character LCD menu display (with backlight)
Operational status LEDs
Cabling Options No cables
PCIe U320 SCSI HBA & VHDCI to 68-pin cable
VHDCI to 68-pin cable with no controller card
SAS cable for SAS HBA connect
Environmental
Operating Temperature 10 to 35 degrees celcius
Non-operating Temperature -40 to 65 degrees celcius
Operating Humidity 20 to 80% RH; noncondensing
Non-operating Humidity 10 to 90% RH; noncondensing
Power
Power Requirements 90-256 VAC auto-ranging; 47-63 Hz
Inrush Current 4.0 A (RMS) for 115 VAC
4.0 A (RMS) for 230 VAC
Consumption 60 Hz = 75W; 50 Hz = 80W
Drives And Performance
Drive Controllers LVD SCSI(LTO-3)
SAS(LTO-3-080, LTO-4-120, LTO-5-140)
Dell Supported: PCIe U320 HBA or 6Gb HBA
Media Backward Read Compatible LTO-3: LTO-3, LTO-3 WORM, LTO-2, LTO-1 (Read Only)
LTO-4: LTO-4, LTO-4 WORM, LTO-3, LTO-3 WORM, LTO-2 (Read Only)
LTO-5: LTO-5, LTO-5 WORM, LTO-4, LTO-4 WORM, LTO-3 and LTO-3 WORM (Read only)
Maximum Capacity (native) Up to 6.4 TB (LTO-3),
Up to 12.8 TB (LTO-4)
Up to 24 TB (LTO-5)
Maximum Native Backup Rate LTO-3-060: up to 60 MB/s; up to 216 GB/hr
LTO-3: up to 80 MB/s; up to 266 GB/hr
LTO-4-120: up to 120 MB/s; up to 432 GB/hr
LTO-5-140: up to 140MB/s; up to 504GB/hr

Services:

Having the right backup solution is key to protecting your critical information. So is having the right support. Dell ProSupport™ is a portfolio of globally consistent, customer-driven support services that provides businesses of all sizes with flexible, reliable and easier support solutions.

Dell ProSupport starts with the Dell ProSupport for IT service model designed for IT professionals like you. Dell ProSupport for IT provides:

  • 24x7 Direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Fast-track dispatch for Dell certified technicians
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers

Next, Dell ProSupport Options align to the way you use technology — rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, productivity and sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.

Speed of Response Protection Premium Proactive
Mission Critical — Perfect for server and storage environments where avoiding unplanned downtime and reducing recovery time through priority response are a must. The package includes priority 4-hour on-site2 service or optional 2-hour response with 6-hour hardware repair, Dell's proven Critical Situation process and emergency dispatch. Keep Your Hard Drive — Enables you to control your sensitive data by retaining your hard drive and helps you comply with current data privacy regulations to help mitigate risks associated with regulatory or civil liabilities. Enterprise-Wide Contract — Provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:
  • Designated Service Delivery Manager
  • Performance benchmarking and custom reporting
  • Planning and assessments

Proactive Maintenance — Maximizes the availability and stability of your infrastructure proactively. The package includes a detailed system assessment and implementation of driver or firmware updates and upgrades for your server or storage systems. 

Remote Advisory Options —Provides telephone and Internet access to technical expertise for specialized applications and solutions such as Microsoft® Exchange, Virtualization and more.

Basic Hardware Warranty
Basic Support
Ideal for nonessential application environments. This service offers business-hour, phone-based support* for hardware-only issues with Next Business Day On-Site Service following completion of phone-based troubleshooting.
Additional Service Offerings
Comprehensive Storage Training and Certification
Through comprehensive storage training courses, Dell provides expertise in implementing Dell storage into an existing IT infrastructure. If you are interested in validating or maintaining your skill sets for company compliance, the Dell Certified Network Storage Networking Professional Certification path is available.

Backup and Recovery
To sustain the continued operation of your storage solution, you should engineer availability, security and reliability into every process from the outset. Dell can provide backup and recovery solutions that help ensure adequate procedures are in place to minimize or avoid data loss.

Storage Consolidation
Our storage experts analyze existing infrastructure, operational practices and technical readiness to develop a roadmap for conducting a storage consolidation. They will also develop a detailed consolidation deployment plan as well as a validated and refined solution design.

Pricing Notes:

Dell Products
Dell Tape Backup
Dell PowerVault 124T Tape Autoloader
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