Qualstar debuts Q40 expandable library offering improved capacity, performance for mid-range and enterprise class markets

Qualstar released on Wednesday its Q40 expandable library that offers extreme density and performance in the 3U space. The Qualstar Q40 is an automated backup/archive solution that offers exceptional storage density, expandability and performance.

The Q40 satisfies the need of high capacity but space restrained customers. The base unit offers 384 terabytes native capacity using LTO 8 tape technology expandable to 3.26 PB native capacity in only 21 U rack space. Combined with 1.08 TB/hr data transfer rate per LTO 8 drive this library can offer a total of 22.5 TB/hr with 21 tape drives offering exceptional space to capacity and performance ratio.

“As businesses today are challenged by limited space and exponential data growth, the need for high density, high performance data storage solutions continue to grow,” says Steven N. Bronson, CEO of Qualstar. “With the huge long-term data retention requirements of many markets coupled with new data compliance requirements, the mid-range and enterprise class tape automation market is predicted to grow and Qualstar’s full spectrum of product offerings give users the option to meet their storage capacity requirements at a competitive price.”

“With the availability of the Q40 tape library, Qualstar has added the needed solution for data storage market requiring high capacity, high performance and high density,” stated Arun Vaishampayan, VP of global sales at Qualstar. “The Q40 expandable tape library completes the full product spectrum supporting all backup and archiving needs of the markets today.”

The Q40 expandable library is now available through Qualstar’s established channel of distribution and reseller partners. The Q40 will ship with a barcode reader, a rackmount kit, remote management capability and comes with a two-year advance replacement warranty.

Earlier this year, Qualstar announced the release of the Q8, an entry level LTO tape based autoloader that offers extreme density and performance in the 1U space. The Q8 will offer 96 TB native and 240 TB compressed data storage capacity using LTO 8 tape drives. Combined with a data transfer rate of 300 MB/sec, this device offers exceptional space to capacity and performance ratio.

The QualstarQ8 is the ideal entry-level automated backup/archive solution that combines enhanced storage density and performance into the compact form of a tape autoloader.


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