MagStor TRB3-HL8 Desktop LTO8 12TB LTFS Tape Drive

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Self Powered
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Thunderbolt 3

MagStor TRB3-HL8 Desktop LTO8 12TB LTFS Tape Drive with Thunderbolt™ 3 Interface


The MagStor TRB3-HL8 features an LTO8 tape drive with a 3.5" SATA HDD connected via a Thunderbolt™ 3 / USB-C port as a convenient connection to your desktop MAC or PC computer.

Taking advantage of LTFS (Linear Tape File System), users can easily drag and drop files to and from an LTO8 tape drive for 12TB of native capacity.

Thunderbolt™ 3 devices are fully backwards compatible with previous generations of Thunderbolt™ technology. We recommend the Apple MMEL2AM/A adapter with those using older Thunderbolt™ ports.


12TB LTO8 Tape Drive

300 MB/s Read/Write Speeds

3.5" HDD Hot-Swap Dock (Tested up to 12TB HDDs)

LTFS Compatible Drag & Drop

30 Year LTO Media Archive Life

Built-in PSU, no bulky adapters needed

2x Front Facing Thunderbolt™ 3 Ports

3 Year Warranty

Technical Specifications

Data Cartridge:

Read/Write LTO8 data cartridge; 12TB native storage capacity
Read/Write LTO7 M8* data cartridge, 9TB native storage capacity
Read/Write LTO7 data cartridge; 6TB native storage capacity
Power Supply:

100/240 VAC 50/60 Hz Auto-sensing

Dimensions & Weight:

13.4 x 5.8 x 6.8 inches (L x H x W) / 12.7 lbs

Software Compatibility:

Quantum LTFS (Free)
Third-Party LTFS-enhanced archive/backup software
Third-Party TAR based backup software, Acronis etc.

MagStor TRB3-HL8 includes:

One desktop LTO8 tape drive with two Thunderbolt™ 3 front-facing interface ports, 3.5" SATA HDD Hot-Swap Dock
One 2 Meter MagStor (Intel Certified) Thunderbolt™ 3 Active 40 Gb/s cable
One US power cable
USB Stick with MagStor Related Drivers & Software Demos
Three-year warranty