Business Class Libraries


Technical Specifications

Drive type

  • LTO-8 Ultrium 30750 LTO-7 Ultrium 15000 LTO-6 Ultrium 6250. Available with SAS and Fibre Channel interfaces


  • Up to 8.4 PB, maximum assuming 280 slots with LTO-8 compressed 2.5:1

Transfer rate

  • Up to 72.45 TB/hr with 21 LTO-8 drives compressed 2.5:1

Number of cartridge slots

  • 40 slots for the base module 40 slots per expansion module Scale from 40 to 280 slots in a fully expanded HPE MSL3040 Tape Library

Maximum drives per enclosure

  • 3 half height drives (HH) per module to a total of 21 HH drives for a fully expanded HPE MSL3040 Tape Library.

Host interface

  • Supports 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel or 6 Gb/s SAS tape drives

Form factor

  • 3U per module to a maximum of 21U


  • 1-year parts, 1-year labor, 1-year onsite support coverage. For more warranty information refer to