Quantum VS80

Quantum VS80 Half Height DLT Tape Drive

The Quantum DLT VS80 fills the need for reliable tape storage in a compact, reliable tape drive.

The Quantum DLT® VS80 tape drive features a half-height form factor and provides 80GB of compressed capacity and a 6 MB/sec compressed transfer rate, with all the reliability you expect from DLT Technology.

The DLT® VS80 is read/write compatible with the DLT1 and read compatible with the DLT 4000. Available as an internal, tabletop or rackmount configuration, the DLT VS80 uses DLTtape® IV media. Quantum “Backup Ready” products include Backup Exec™ QuickStart software, data cartridge and cleaning cartridge providing a complete data protection solution in a box. The Quantum DLT VS80 delivers value, reliability and durability—all at an industry-leading cost per GB.



  • Native capacity of 40GB at 3MB/second transfer rate
  • 2:1 compression allows for 80GB capacity at 6MB/second transfer rate
  • Half-high, 5.25-inch form factor
  • Read and write compatible with the DLT1
  • Read compatible with the DLT 4000
  • Internal and external configurations available
  • Uses DLTtape IV media cartridges


Native sustained transfer rate 3 MB/s
2:1 Compressed transfer rate 6 MB/s
Native formatted capacity 40 GB
2:1 compressed capacity 80 GB
Average file access time 68 sec
Interfaces available Wide Ultra SCSI-2(Low Voltage Differential)


Model numbers (color):

BHHAA-YA (beige) Internal Bare Drive

BHHAA-EY (black) Internal Kit

BHHAA-YF (beige) Internal Kit

BHHBA-YF (beige) External Kit

BHDCA-EY (black) Rack single tape drive

BHECA-EY (black) Dual tape drive

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.