Tandberg SLR7 Tape Drives

Tandberg SLR7 Internal Tape Drive
The Tandberg SLR7 is an affordable, highly reliable solution for professional workstations and small business servers. It provides future scalability and backward compatibility to the earlier SLR generations.

Product Overview

  • Highly reliable solution for professional workstations and small business servers
  • Capacity of to 40 GB*
  • Transfer rates of up to 21.6 GB/Hr*
  • 8 MB buffer and in-line data compression
  • VR2 efficient encoding method for maximum performance and reliability at minimum costs


Reliability and Scalability

The SLR7 (also known as the SLR40) ensures high reliability and scalability combined with future scalability and backward compatibility to the SLR5. It offers a Wide Ultra2 SCSI interface and additional security functions with TapeAlert™. The SLR7 works with a broad platform of operating systems and is supported by a broad range 3rd party tape applications. The 5.25-inch half-height form factor allows easy integration into any PC or server enclousure.

Turnkey Solution

The Tandberg SLR7 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) 20 GB
Capacity (compressed) 40 GB
Transfer Rate (native) 3 MB/s
Transfer Rate (compressed) 6 MB/s
Buffer Size 8 MB
File Access Time <89
System Interface SCSI-3, Multimode Wide Ultra (SE)/ Ultra2 (LVD)
Tape Alert Compliant Yes
Recording format SLR7
Encoding / Decoding VR RLL
Number of tracks 72
Backward write SLR7
Backward read SLR7, SLR5
Media Durability (archival life) >10 years
Hard Read Error Rate (less than) 10^-16
Reed Solomon ECC Level 10, 8 interleaves
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) 113 mm
Width (External Drive) 193 mm
Depth (External Drive) 311 mm
Weight (External Drive) 4,1 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) 10 GB/h
Aggregate sustained data rate (compressed) 21 GB/h
Data Cartridges SLR7
Temperature (operating) 5 – 40
Temperature (non-operating) -30 – +60
Relative Humidity, operating 20 – 80 %
Relative Humidity, Non-operating 10 – 95 %
Altitude (max.) 4000 m
Regulatory Agency Approvals UL 1950, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No950, EN60950, IEC 60950, AS/NZS 3548, EN 55022 (CISPR22) Class B, FCC part 15 Class B, ICES-003, VCCI, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN55024 CE, C-Tick
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.