Tape Library Solutions - 40 Slot


  • 40 cartridge slots in two 20-slot magazines
  • Up to three LTO-7 or LTO-8 SAS drives
  • 3U, 19" rack mount enclosure
  • Expansion up to 21-drives, 280 slots (Base unit + 6 expansion modules)
  • Barcode reader standard for fast inventory management
  • Remote management capability
  • Compatible with the leading tape library software

mLogic has partnered with Qualstar to offer the popular Q40 tape library

The Q40 features 40 tape cartridge slots and up to three SAS LTO drives. 

The Qualstar Q40 Mid-Range & Enterprise LTO tape library is designed for simplicity and reliability, providing superior performance and scalability for expanding data storage and long-term archiving requirements. The Q40 system offers capacity scaling from 40 to 280 cartridge slots, and throughput scaling from one to 21 tape drives. The Q40 utilizes LTO-7, or LTO-8 tape drives, with each 3U high Q40 library module delivering up to 480 terabytes (LTO-8, uncompressed) or up to 1.2 petabytes (LTO-8, compressed) of storage capacity. The Q40 base unit may be expanded with up to six additional modules, creating a single library system with as much as 8.4 petabytes (compressed) storage capacity in a single 21U rack. The Q40 uses a single robot to service all drives and media, maximizing cost effectiveness.

The operator control panel uses an intuitive GUI and incorporates wizards making the system easy to configure and use. The same functionality may also be accessed remotely via the browser-based remote management interface (RMI). This enables IT administrators to remotely configure, manage and diagnose the library from anywhere in the world via the Internet. The Q40 system is also easy to service and repair, with field replaceable tape drives, power supplies, and controller board units.

Fibre Channel connectivity also available. Contact sales@mlogic.com for a quote.

For orders outside of the US, please let us know what item(s) you are interested in and your shipping address.  We will respond with a personalized quote.

Comprehensive 2-Year Warranty 

The Q40 provides peace-of-mind with:

 - 2-year warranty on the tape library and tape drive(s)
 - 5x9 phone/email technical support
 - Replacement components shipped via 3-day air 

Want to attach the Q40 to a Mac?  No Problem. Get the mLogic Thunderbolt 3 mBridge.

Simply connect the Q40 tape library to mBridge and connect mBridge to your Mac via the units built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports

Click here for more info on mBridge

Backup. Archive. 

The Q40 is compatible with industry leading tape library software including:

  • Acronis
  • Archiware 
  • Arcserve
  • NovaStor
  • Retrospect
  • StorageDNA
  • Veeam
  • Veritas
  • Xendata
  • Yoyotta Automation
  • And others...

Download the Q40 data sheet

LTO Drives:   LTO-7 or LTO-8 
 Drive Interface:   SAS
Number of LTO Drives:   Up to Three
Number of Cartridge Slots:   40-slots in two 20-slot magazines
Native/Compressed Capacity - using LTO7:   240TB/600TB
Data Rate using LTO 7:    300 MB/second
Native/Compressed Capacity - using LTO8:    480TB/1.2PB
Data Rate using LTO 8:   300 MB/second
Barcode reader:   Standard
User Interface:   4" display w/browser-based remote management
Rack Mount Kit:    Standard
Size:   (3U) 5.25 x 19 x 34.3" / 17.5 x 48.2 x 87.3 cm
Weight:   55 lbs / 20 Kg - w/o drives
Warranty:    2-years
What's in the Box?:   Qualstar Q40 Library w/1 or 2 LTO drives
  Rack Mount Kit