Tandberg SLR24 Tape Drive

Tandberg SLR24 Tape drive
The Tandberg SLR24 offers 24GB* capacity with up to 8.6GB*/hr transfer rate. Ideal for busy and fast growing small businesses utilizing typical office applications, databases, e-mail and print/file server.

Tandberg SLR24, excellent price-performance tape drive with unmatched scalability

  • 12/24*GB capacity, 8.6*GB/hr transfer rate
  • Average file access 45sec and media load time < 30sec
  • Superior SLR reliability, less than 1.5% field returns/year
  • Added security through TapeAlertTM

The soft-load mechanism on the Tandberg SLR24 adds data-security by preventing unauthorized access to the cartridge, and allows integration of the tape drive into autoloader systems for unattended backup, archival, or near-line storage.
The Tandberg SLR product line secures your future capacity and performance needs by offering one of the most scalable tape storage technologies available.

Compatibility within the family of Tandberg SLR tape drives and automation products allow scalability up to 100GB* with the SLR40, SLR50, SLR60, SLR100 tape drives and with integration into unattended backup, capacities up to 4TB* with 144GB*/hr transfer rate can be achieved.

For your PC Server network and Workstation with 8 to 24*GB of disk storage capacity, the Tandberg SLR24 is

perfect. Tandberg SLR products support all popular network environments including Windows NT, Windows 2000, Novell NetWare, Unix and Linux with easy to use software solutions.

Tandberg SLR products are available as complete turnkey solutions for desktop and network applications or as drive kits without software.

*Assuming 2:1 Data Compression


DRIVE Tandberg SLR24
Capacity (formatted) Native/Compressed*: 12/24GB
Buffer Size: 2MB
Data Transfer Rate Native Sustained: 1.2MB/s
Compressed Sustained*: 2.4MB/s
Compressed Sustained*: 8.6GB/hr
Burst: 20MB/s
File Access Time Typical: 45 sec
Media Load Time Typical: < 30 sec
System Interface: Wide Ultra2 LVD/SE1
Tape Alert Compliant: YES2
Format, Compatibility and Media
Recording Format: SLR24
Number of Tracks: 144 data tracks (+24 servo tracks)
FRPI/bpi: 50 800/67 700
Backward Write:
Backward Read: SLR4, SLR5
Media Data Retention (Archival Life): > 20 Years
Data Cartridges: SLR24 (SLR6 24GB), SLRtape 24
Reliability and Error Correction
Hard Read Error Rate: < 10–17
Reed Solomon ECC: Level 6
Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) Hours: 300 000
Mean Time To Repair (MTTR): <30 min
Tape Motion
Tape Speed Read/Write: 60 -120 ips, auto selected depending on tape format and host transfer rate
Wind/Rewind: 120 ips
Start/Stop Time (typical): 420 ms / 350 ms
Power Requirements (Typical) Internal Drive External Drive
Power Consumption: +5Vdc excl. bus terminator 1.5 / 1.2 A (sleep mode)+12Vdc motor not running 100 mA

+12Vdc motor running 1.3 A

Standby: 7.2 W / Running: 23.1 W

115 – 230 Vac / 0.6 – 0.3 A, 50 – 60 Hz

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.