Originally released as the TK50 by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in 1984.  The Technology was later purchased by Quantum Corporation, who continued the development with DLT III.  The last model was the DLT S4A in 2007.

Note –  The Flash Card based Magnetic Tape Replacement is available as a ‘Plug & Play’ replacement for DLT driv

Performance: DLT1 Tape Drive

Performance: DLT1 Tape Drive

Performance- DLT1 Tape Drive
Format DLT1 Tape Drive
Storage Capacity 40 Gb (native)
80 Gb (compressed)
Warranty Three Years
Data Transfer Rate 3 Mb/sec (native)
6 Mb/sec (compressed)
Compatibility *Compatible with all key
application software packages
*Backward read-compatible with DLT 4000
Interface SCSI, Wide or Narrow, LVD or High Voltage Differential – iSCSI interface units now available.

Download the DLT-1 Data Sheet in Adobe Acrobat® format .

DLT - 8000

DLT – 8000

Format Digital Linear Tape IV
Storage Capacity 80 GB [*]
Error Rate Less Than 1 in 1017
Data Transfer Rate  6 MB/sec uncompressed
12 MB/sec compressed
Interface Ultra -SCSI, wide – iSCSI interface units now available.

SDLT-320

 SDLT-320

SDLT-320
Format Super DLT-2 (SDLT)
Backward-read compatibility to previous DLT tape formats.
Storage Capacity: 320GB
Error Rate: Less Than 1 in 1017
Data Transfer Rate: 16 MB/sec uncompressed
32 MB/sec compressed
Interface: Ultra -SCSI, wide, Fibre Channel (FTB100), and iSCSI interface units now available.

SDLT-600

SDLT-600

SDLT-600
Format Super DLT 600
Backward-read compatibility to SDLT320
Storage Capacity: 600GB
Error Rate: Less Than 1 in 1017
Data Transfer Rate: 36 MB/sec uncompressed,
72 MB/sec compressed
Interface: Ultra -SCSI, wide, Fibre Channel (FTB100), and iSCSI interface units now available. .

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