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Sun StorEdge[tm] L5500 Tape Library: Hardware Specifications

Tape Drives
9840A SCSI Wide, HV Differential SCSI, 9 MB/sec transfer rate, 20 GB native capacity tape drive
9840A Fibre Channel 9840A Fibre Channel, 9 MB/sec transfer rate, 20 GB native capacity tape drive
9840B Fibre Channel 9840B Fibre Channel, 19 MB/sec transfer rate, 20 GB native capacity tape drive
LTO SCSI LTO High Voltage Differential SCSI, 15 MB/sec transfer rate, 100 GB native capacity tape drive
LTO Fibre Channel LTO Fibre Channel, 15 MB/sec transfer rate, 100 GB native capacity tape drive
Library Silo Library Management Unit (LMU)
AC Voltage Range 220 to 240 VAC @ 50/60 Hz single phase 220 to 240 VAC
Power Requirement (US/Canada) 240 V, 20 A
240 V, 6 A
Power Consumption * 8.4A @ 180VAC, 1,512 kw 4A @ 180VAC, 0.72 kw
Maximum Heat Output 5,161 BTUs/hr 2,458 BTUs/hr
Temperature & Humidity Operating: 16ºC to 32ºC ( 60ºF to 90ºF), 20% to 80% relative humidity, noncondensing
Nonoperating: 4.4ºC to 32ºC ( 40ºF to 90ºF), 10% to 95% relative humidity, noncondensing
* - Operating maximum continuous, not peak.
Dimensions and Weights
Height Library Storage Module: 234.9 cm (92.5 in)
Library Control Unit: 161.3 cm (63.5 in)
Library Management Unit: 94 cm (37 in)
Width Library Storage Module: 325 cm (128 in), diameter across flats of walls
Library Control Unit: 39.7 cm (15.6 in)
Library Management Unit: 74 cm (29 in)
Depth Library Storage Module: n/a
Library Control Unit: 57.2 cm (22.5 in)
Library Management Unit: 58 cm (23 in)
Weight Library Storage Module: 2,249 kg (5,200 lb), without cartridges - 3,810 kg (8,400 lb), with cartridges
Library Control Unit: 136 kg (300 lb)
Library Management Unit: 113 kg (250 lb)
Meets or exceeds the following requirements:
Safety CSA standard CAN/CSA-C22.2, no. 950-95, UL listed to UL 1950, GS licensed to EN 60950
Emission FCC #47, Part 15, Subpart B, Class A VCCI Class A, European Union CE EN55022 Class A, EN50082-1, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, AS/NZS 3548:1996 (Australia, N.Z.), ICES-003 (Canada)
Immunity European Union CE immunity standards
Capacity and Performance
Number of tape drives per silo 9840A SCSI/FC: Up to 68
9840B FC: Up to 68
LTO SCSI/FC: Up to 80
Number of tape cartridges Up to 5,500
Tape cartridge capacity (native) 9840A SCSI/FC: 20 GB
9840B FC: 20 GB
Sustained transfer rate (native) 9840A SCSI/FC: 9 MB/sec
9840B FC: 19 MB/sec
LTO SCSI/FC: 15 MB/sec
Library capacity (native) 9840A SCSI/FC: 110 TB
9840B FC: 110 TB
Library transfer rate 9840A SCSI/FC: 680 MB/sec. or 2.448 TB/hr
9840B FC: 1.2 GB/sec. or 4.651 TB/hr
LTO SCSI/FC: 1.2 GB/sec. or 4.3 TB/hr
Clearance and Service Access
Front 81 cm (32 in)
Rear 81 cm (32 in)


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