Quantum DLT 4000

Quantum DLT4000 internal DLT Tape Drive

Capacity plus performance make the DLT 4000 an attractive solution for high end workstations, servers and networks. This drive set the mark for quality and reliability, and its long track record has proven this out.

 The simple and stable engineering and design of the DLT 4000 ensures high durability in heavy duty commercial applications. These tape drives are still available and an are an excellent choice for affordable, entry-level data backup.


DLT 4000 Benefits

  • Native capacity of 20 GB at 1.5 MB/s
  • 2:1 Compression allows 40 GB at 3 MB/s
  • Read and Write backward compatible with earlier DLTtape formats
  • Proven scalability for future storage needs
  • Advanced Linear Recording technology for dependable performance
  • Precision Tape Guidance System for increased reliability
  • Unique Tape Mark Directory for faster access time
  • Dual channel read/write system
  • Industry standard, open system


Quantum DLT 4000 Tape Drive
Capacity40 GB (compressed), 20 GB (native)
Native Sustained Transfer Rate1.5 MB/second
2:1 Compressed Transfer Rate3 MB/second
Interface OptionsSCSI-2 Fast, single ended or differential
Size (H x W x D)3.25 x 5.75 x 9 in. (82.5 x 144.8 x 228.6 mm)
Weight15 lbs. (2.27 kg)
Voltage+5V, +12V
MTBF200,000 hours at 100% duty cycle
1Varies by configuration


Chris Whitehead

Chris Whitehead is a tape drive repair and data storage expert based in Reading, Berkshire, providing tape drive repair and data storage solutions across the UK.