The PowerVault TL2000 and TL4000 tape libraries offer expandable and affordable tape automation for organizations whose data-protection needs have outgrown autoloader technology or capacity. It's the product of choice for small, medium and large businesses that require an affordable, versatile, easy-to-use, automated midrange tape backup solution.

Dell PowerVault TL2000 & TL4000 - The Dell TechCenter

The PV TL2000 is the 2U solution that can hold up to 2 tape drives and up to 24 tape cartridges.
Dell PowerVault TL2000 & TL4000 - The Dell TechCenter

The PV TL4000 is the 4U solution that can hold up to 4 tape drives and up to 48 tape cartridges.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Can be rack mounted or easily converted into a desktop solution
  • Supports both backup and archiving
  • Web-based remote management - perform diagnostics, check status, monitor operations and logs, and upgrade firmware
  • Barcode reader comes standard
  • Removable magazines for bulk loading and unloading, media slot for individual tape exchange
  • Library Managed Encryption (optional with LTO4 and LTO5 only) · Optional iSCSI SAN bridge card (for SAS drives only)


Tape Backup Technology:

  • LTO3, LTO4, LTO5, LTO6


Drive Interface:

  • LVD SCSI LTO3; Dell 39320A SCSI HBA
  • SAS LTO3, LTO4, LTO5; Dell SAS 5 E HBA, Dell 6Gb SAS HBA
  • FC8 LTO3, LTO4, LTO5; Dell Qlogic QLA 2340, Dell Qlogic QLA 2342, Dell Emulex LP1050EX, Dell Qlogic QLE2360, Dell Emulex LP 9002, Dell Qlogic QLE2460, Dell Emulex Lpe-12000-E, Dell Qlogic QLE2562, Dell Emulex Lpe-12002-E, Dell Qlogic QLE220, Dell Emulex LPE-11002-E, Dell Qlogic QLE2560, Dell Emulex LP10000, Dell Qlogic QLE2462, Dell Qlogic QLA200, Dell Emulex LPE 1150
  • Any 1GbE (or faster) NIC for iSCSI

Resources & Quick Links

PV TL2000 Spec Sheet http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pvaul/en/pvaul_tl2000_specs.pdf
PV TL4000 Spec Sheet http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pvaul/en/pvaul_tl4000_specs.pdf
PV TL2000/TL4000 User’s Guides

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Firmware and Driver Versions
Media Compatibility Matrix  
Dell PowerEdge System Compatibility List

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Dell PowerVault System and Network Area Storage Compatibility List

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Dell PowerVault System Storage and HP Server Compatibility List http://www.support.dell.com/support/edocs/stor-sys/matrix/PVMatrix/serveran_HP.htm
Dell PowerVault System Storage and IBM Server Compatibility LIst
Backup Software Compatibility List — Microsoft Windows

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Backup Software Compatibility List — RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Backup Software Compatibility List — SuSE Linux (SLES)  
Tape Automation Comparison Chart http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pvaul/en/tbu_auto_comp.pdf
CommVault Books Online http://documentation.commvault.com/
Symantec Backup Exec Support Site http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=landing&key=15047
Symantec NetBackup Server Support Site http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=landing&key=15145
TL2000 Firmware & Driver Downloads http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=555&l=en&s=biz&ServiceTag=&SystemID=PWV_TL2000&os=WNT5&osl=en&catid=&impid=
TL4000 Firmware & Driver Downloads http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=555&l=en&s=biz&os=WNT5&osl=en&SystemID=PWV_TL4000&catid=-1&impid=-1
PowerVault Tape Media Handbook http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/stor-sys/LTOMedia/index.htm