Make Space, Take Control

Spectra Logic Tape Libraries come in sizes from 10 to 1000s of slots to fit the need of any business, from small production companies to large enterprises.

Advantages of the solution

  • Browse Media with Previews/Proxies
  • Search Metadata
  • One Solution for all Platforms (Mac, Win, Linux)
  •  User Restore


  • Long-term storage, LTO certified for 30 years
  • Tape cloning for maximum security
  • Tape parallelisation for maximum throughput
  • Combine with P5 Backup


Backup and Archive to LTO Tape

Archiving is the best method to create space on high performance storage. It keeps all important data accessible in one place and reduces the risk of data loss. Saving space on precious production storage is another benefit. Archiving also reduces the cost of storage, since tape offers the lowest cost per TB of any medium. Spectra’s stack libraries can be expanded in 10 slot increments and hold up to 560 slots for 6.7 TB.

Archiware P5 Archive, Archiware’s fully featured archive software, can be used stand-alone or as the archiving backend for Asset Management systems thanks to its integration friendly interface.

In order to offer maximum data security, the feature set of P5 Archive includes a cloning option, creating duplicate sets of tapes for off-site storage. For LTO tape, the parallelization feature provides scalability regarding performance and number of archive/restore jobs running simultaneously.

Spectra Logic offers tape libraries for all requirements. Combined with P5 Archive, the result is an easy-to-use, robust and scalable solution. Access and configuration via browser make it flexible and offer insight from anywhere. P5 supports all Spectra libraries making it the ideal combination for saving your data.

The P5 Archive metadata and preview catalogue

Scalable Archive Solution

Example: 1 Archive Server + 1 LTO Tape Library

Archive to LTO tape. Manual or automatic drop folder Archiving. Unlimited slots for any size of tape library. Unlimited number of tapes can be written using the P5 Archive license. Use with T50e, T120, T200 library. Multi purpose use by combining with P5 Backup using the same library.

Enhanced LTFS Support with P5 Archive

Archiware developed its own LTFS driver to provide an optimized, efficient and robust LTFS service.

LTO Facts


Speed up to 400 MB/s uncompressed
Capacity 18,0 TB uncompressed
Security Servo Tracks, Verify, Error Correction, Auto Speed
Lifespan Certified for 30 Years
Off-site storage Simple, reliable, cost-effective


Speed up to 360 MB/s uncompressed
Capacity 12,0 TB uncompressed
Security Servo Tracks, Verify, Error Correction, Auto Speed
Lifespan Certified for 30 Years
Off-site storage Simple, reliable, cost-effective