Quantum DLT 7000

Quantum DLT7000 internal DLT Tape Drive

Built with the same advanced linear recording technology, precision tape guiding system, and adaptive control mechanism proven successful in previous generations of DLT tape drives, the DLT 7000 was the first to employ the innovative Symmetric Phase Recording Technique and the four channel recording system.


An ideal choice for intense data backup, archiving and near-online storage applications for mid-range computers, network servers, high end workstations and mainframe environments running Windows® NT, NetWare®, UNIX or proprietary operating systems. The Quantum DLT 7000 is available now from CPU, Inc.


DLT 7000 Benefits

  • Native capacity of 35 GB at 5 MB/s
  • 2:1 Compression allows 70 GB at 10 MB/s
  • Read and Write backward compatible with previous DLT tape formats
  • 4 read/write channels for high performance
  • Open system, supported by many manufacturers
  • 200,000 hours MTBF at 100% duty cycle
  • 30,000 hour head life


Quantum DLT 7000 Tape Drive
Capacity 70 GB (compressed), 35 GB (native)
Native Sustained Transfer Rate 5 MB/second
2:1 Compressed Transfer Rate 10 MB/second
Interface Options SCSI-2 Fast / Wide, single ended or differential
Size (H x W x D)DesktopRackmount 4.87 x 9 x 12.75 in (124 x 228.6 x 325 mm)3.25 x 5.75 x 9 in (82.5 x 144.8 x 229 mm)
Weight1DesktopRackmount 15 lbs. (6.63 kg)6 lbs. (2.9 kg)
Voltage +5V, +12V
MTBF 200,000 hours at 100% duty cycle
1 Varies 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.