Business Class Libraries
HP StoreEver MSL6480 Scalable Base Module
Are your ever expanding data storage, protection and retention needs getting out of hand? The HP 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 MSL6480 provides the highest tape drive density per module of any mid-range tape library. The 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 MSL6480 Tape Library offers an outstanding return on your storage investment.
Driving the Industry in Scalability for a Better Tape Solution
The HP 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 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 3.5 PB1 in a single 19-inch rack; add in between 1 to 42 LTO-6, LTO-5, or LTO-4 half-height SAS or FC drives or 1 to 24 LTO-6, LTO-5, or LTO-4 full-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 MSL6480 features a touch operator control panel with wizards for easy install and configuration.
HP 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 HP 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 HP-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 TapeAssure software.
HP 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 HP StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library offers 13 cartridge slots, or up to 81 TB/s per 1U of rack space using LTO-6 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 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 MSL2024, 4048, 8048 and 8096 tape drive canisters in the 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.
Reduce Risk—Dependable Multi-year Data Protection and Security
Safeguard your data in the library, after export, and when it’s offsite with several security encryption offerings. Select from either the low-cost security solution for small to medium business or leverage larger enterprise encryption options with support of KMIP compliant encryption key servers.
Depend on long-term data archiving with media specified to a 30 year shelf-life in normal ambient conditions. Easily transport rugged LTO cartridges off-site for disaster recovery purposes, and use WORM media for protection against accidental overwrite.
High availability path failover uses host drivers in conjunction with library and drive firmware to manage multiple paths across multiple SANs, present a single drive or robot path to applications, and automatically transfer commands to the new path if the original path is lost.
HP StoreOpen Linear Tape File System (LTFS) provides file management capabilities, making tape as easy to access and share as disks. Retrieve files from long-term storage without depending on backup software or hardware.
HP Data Verification Software is now available on the MSL6480 tape library to increase data restore reliability by scanning infrequently accessed LTO tapes to monitor data quality and media health.
LTO-6 Ultrium 6250
LTO-5 Ultrium 3000
500TB Compressed 2.5:1
Maximum depending on drives selected
8 Gb Fibre Channel
6 Gb/sec SAS
Depending on drive type
Maximum depending on drive type and number of drives
Number of cartridge slots
Dimensions and weight
Minimum dimensions (W x D x H)
26.8 x 47.5 x 89.2 cm
80-slot Tape Library Scalable Base Module in a 6U rack-mount form factor (Zero Tape Drives) Rack ready, encryption-capable, RoHS2 compliant
Warranty - year(s) (parts/labor/onsite)
What's in the box
MSL6480 Tape Library with (0)drives, (2) 2.5M PDU Power Cords (C13/C14, 10A), Rack-mount hardware, Getting started poster, Redundant Power Supplies
| Stock code || BMULhM80|
| Brand || HPE|
| Series || StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library|
| Model || QU625A|
| Type || Ultrium - 0x LTO Drive, 80xTape Slots, 19"Rack-6U|
| Type (alternate) || LTO|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 09/02/2015|
QU625A Spec Information
| Guarantee || 1yr+HPE|
| Total Drives || 6|
| Bays/Slots || 80|
| Rack size || 6|
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