Tandberg SLR140 Tape Drive

Tandberg SLR7 Internal Tape Drive
The Tandberg SLR140 5.25 inch half height tape drive, offers high capacity and performance at an extremely affordable price.

Product Overview

  • High capacity and performance at an extremely affordable price
  • Capacity of to 140 GB*
  • Transfer rates of up to 43.2 GB/Hr*
  • 8 MB buffer and in-line data compression
  • Auto Sensing transfer rate and additional security withTapeAlert™


Tandberg’s SLR140 is based on the highly reliable SLR technology platform that has gained industry recognition for its quality and reliability. The standard 5.25-inch half height form-factor allows easy installation and integration into most PC servers and workstations. It is backwards compatible to lower capacity tape drives such as SLR100, SLR75, SLR60, SLR50, SLR40 and SLR7 allowing current and new SLR customers to migrate from lower to higher performance and capacity and protecting their investments.

Special Features

The Tandberg SLR140 has many features that are only found in more expensive tape drives such as “Auto Sense” which allows the SLR140 tape drive to receive data from the host at variable transfer rates for optimal performance on slower buses. The Tandberg SLR140 also supports in-line data compression which provides an effective compression method that maximises system performance. The media management utility built into the drive’s firmware monitors the drive and media performance and provides the user with value preventive maintenance information.

Turnkey Solution

The Tandberg SLR140 ships with Symantec’s Backup Exec QuickStart software and comes with 3 years warranty and support.

Media Compatibility

Tandberg Data’s SLR cartridges are the perfect complement to SLR technology. They provide the necessary features needed for Tandberg SLR tape drives.

*assumes 2:1 data compression


Capacity (native) 70 GB
Capacity (compressed) 140 GB
Transfer Rate (native) 6 MB/s
Transfer Rate (compressed) 12 MB/s
Buffer Size 8 MB
File Access Time 99
System Interface SCSI-3, Multimode Wide Ultra (SE)/ Ultra2 (LVD)
Tape Alert Compliant Yes
Recording format ALRF-6 (Advanced Linear Recording Format)
Encoding / Decoding VR RLL
Number of tracks 192
Backward write SLR140, SLR100, SLR75, SLR60, SLR50, SLR40
Backward read SLR140, SLR100, SLR75, SLR60, SLR50, SLR40, SLR7
Media Durability (archival life) >20 years
Hard Read Error Rate (less than) 10^-17
Reed Solomon ECC Level 10
MTBF 300 000 hours
Height (Internal Drive) 44 mm
Width (Internal Drive) 150 mm
Depth (Internal Drive) 218 mm
Weight (Internal Drive) 1.1 kg
Height (External Drive) 64,5 mm
Width (External Drive) 205 mm
Depth (External Drive) 267 mm
Weight (External Drive) 2,6 kg
Power Consumption (operating mode) 23,1 W
Power Consumption (sleeping mode) 7,2 W
Power requirements (External drive) 100-240 V
Average load to BOT 30
Aggregate sustained data rate (native) 21 GB/h
Aggregate sustained data rate (compressed) 43 GB/h
Data Cartridges SLR140
Temperature (operating) 5 – 40
Temperature (non-operating) -30 – +60
Relative Humidity, operating 20 – 80 %
Relative Humidity, Non-operating 5 – 95 %
Altitude (max.) 4000 m
Regulatory Agency Approvals UL 1950, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No950, EN60950, IEC 60950, AS/NZS 3548, EN 55022 (CISPR22)
Form Factor 5,25



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.