Desktop SAS LTO-9 Tape Drive



  • Desktop SAS LTO-9 tape drive 
  • Up to 45TB* storage capacity per tape cartridge
  • Up to 750 MB/second* data transfer rate
  • Reads and writes to both LTO 8 & 9 tapes
  • Free Linear Tape File System (LTFS) apps for Linux, macOS & Windows
  • Designed to backup and archive content on Windows and Linux workstations
  • Also compatible with older "Cheese Grater" Mac Pros with PCIe slots
  • LTO tape has a 30+ years shelf life - Significantly longer than hard drives
  • Ships with LTO cleaning tape and SAS cable (SAS HBA optional)
    * with 2.5:1 compression       

Desktop SAS LTO Backup & Archiving Solutions

mLogic's Desktop SAS LTO-9  tape drives are affordable and easy to deploy backup/archive solutions designed for small to medium sized businesses.  Users can keep their data secure on LTO tape cartridges that can be transported off-site for disaster recovery or long-term archiving.  

LTO is unrivaled in terms of cost, reliability, portability and security and plays a critical role in data protection.  Any industry where vast amounts of data are being collected and stored – medical imaging, digital surveillance, oil/gas exploration and video production for example - can benefit from LTO technology. 

Drag and Drop Content with LTFS.

mLogic’s Desktop SAS LTO-9 solutions are Linear Tape File System (LTFS) compatible. LTFS is an industry standard format that mounts an LTO tape cartridge like a hard drive enabling simple drag and drop functionality for file backup and archiving. This eliminates the need for backup software and allows LTO cartridges to be exchanged easily between users, operating systems, and third-party LTFS software applications.  

Free LTFS downloads for Linux, macOS & here.                               

Interface:   12 Gb/s SAS
Tape Drive:   IBM LTO-9, LTFS Compatible, TAA Compliant
Drive Performance
Native / Compressed: 
  300 / 750 MB/s
Cartridge Capacity
Native / Compressed:
  18TB /  Up to 45TB
System Requirements:   Mac Pro, Windows or Linux PC with SAS HBA
  IBM LTFS or compatible backup/archive software
Size:   10.2 x 7.8 x 2.32"/ 259 x 198 x 59 mm
Weight:   7 lb / 3.2 kg
What's in the Box?   Desktop LTO-9 tape drive
  Fujifilm Universal Cleaning cartridge
  2 meter SAS cable 
  Optional SAS HBA
  Power cord
Warranty:   3-years