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NEO Series Tape Libraries and Autoloaders

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Designed to address the most challenging midrange storage requirements, the NEO 4000e’s embedded capabilities ensure your backups are faster, smarter, easier and more affordable.

This scalable, multi-modular design easily grows your business with configurations starting at 48TB and scaling to 180TB within a single 10U module. Join multiple 4000e modules together (or mix and match with 2000e modules) to expand up to 720TB. Redundant robotics maximizes data availability, AES 256-bit encryption maintains security, and broad connectivity support of SCSI, FC, or SAS ensures that your NEO 4000e will integrate seamlessly into your environment.

With This Product You Can...

  • Effortlessly scale your storage capacity from 48TB to 720TB
  • Efficiently manage your backup and archive processes from anywhere in the world
  • Ensure data availability through redundant robotics and components
  • Keep your data secure with AES 256-bit encryption
  • Flexibly customize your capacity, performance, and connectivity to meet your needs
 

Features

 

LTFS

LTFS functionality allows a tape cartridge to look just like a file system in which a the cartridge can be "mounted" just like a hard drive or thumb drive.

 
Highlights
  • Drag and drop functionality and familiar directory tree interface ensures simplicity and ease of use
  • Linux, Windows, and Mac drive availability ensures wide spread compatibility
  • Facilitates tape media interchange
  • Reduces cost of ownership by eliminating the need for backup software
Why You Need It...
  • Ensures fast, efficient, easy-to-use, affordable archive of file system data
 

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Remote Management

NEO Series remote management provides intelligent, proactive administration and monitoring of the tape library, tape drives and media, ensuring a seamless backup and archive process.

 
Highlights
  • 10/100-BaseT Ethernet connection
  • Provides tape drive and tape cartridge status information
  • Enables remote configuration activities
  • Alerts user to unusual/suspicious activity that may affect the backup/archive process via email or SNMP traps
  • Enables remote firmware upgrades
  • Provides remote diagnostics capabilities
Why You Need It...
  • Provides convenient and reliable management of the backup/archive process from anywhere in the world
 

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Expandability/Scalability

NEO Series expandability/scalability features allow you to dynamically adjust your storage capacity and performance as your data storage needs change, adapting to ever-changing environments with a minimal amount of disruption while protecting your original library investment.

 
Highlights
  • NEO 8000e can be scaled up to 1,000 cartridge slots and 24 tape drives by adding a 2nd module to the base unit, providing enterprise class functionality.
  • NEO 2000e and NEO 4000e can be scaled with either additional NEO 2000e modules or NEO 4000e modules, for an almost limitless combination of capacity and performance designed to specifically fit your storage needs
  • Flexible expandability and scalability allow you to reconfigure multi-module units and redeploy them as needed
Why You Need It...
  • Provides the flexibility to meet changing data storage requirements
 

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Removable Cartridge Magazines

NEO Series removable cartridge magazines provide effortless media handling for loading/unloading of cartridges while facilitating off-line storage for disaster recovery purposes.

 
Highlights
  • Allows users to conveniently add/remove cartridges in their NEO library
  • Provides easy off-line handling of multiple cartridges
  • Enables convenient off-line/off-site storage of cartridges for disaster recovery purpose
  • Ensures more efficient media handling both inside and outside of a NEO library
Why You Need It...
  • Reduces administrative overhead by making media handling more efficient and reliable
 

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Upgradable Tape Drives

Avoid those dreaded forklift upgrades when new tape technologies become available. With NEO Series libraries, you can upgrade your drives and media on the fly. Installing and removing tape drives in is quick and easy. LTO drives maintain backward compatibility to previous generation tapes, so you won’t orphan any data during the upgrade process. This approach not only protects your investment, but also minimizes administrative overhead, and reduces service/maintenance costs.

 
Highlights
  • Users can easily remove/replace tape drives to provide effortless upgrades to next-generation tape drive technologies
  • Downtime costs are eliminated by enabling end user replacement of tape drives (no waiting for a service tech to show up)
  • Tape drives can easily be added to existing tape libraries for increased performance and efficiency
  • Tape drives can be interchanged between NEO libraries for increased investment protection
Why You Need It...
  • Protects your original library investment and reduces administrative overhead
 

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Encryption

Provides increased data security to prevent unauthorized access to highly sensitive or
mission-critical data.

 
Highlights
  • Monitor I/O trends
  • Detect bottlenecks
  • Improve overall performance
Why You Need It...
  • To prevent unauthorized access of confidential data
 

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Partitioning

NEO partitioning capability allows you to configure a single physical library into multiple virtual libraries.

 
Highlights
  • Improves efficiency of the backup/archive process by enabling multi-tasking within the same library
  • Enables you to configure a single NEO library to interface with different backup servers, regardless of their connectivity type (SCSI, SAS, FC, etc.)
  • Protects your investment by allowing you to simultaneously use a single NEO library with a variety of backup software applications
Why You Need It...
  • To maximize efficiency and improve cost of ownership
 

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NEO 4000e Technical Specifications

NEO 4000e
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NEO 4000e
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NEO 4000e Specifications

# of tape cartridge slots 60
# of tape drives 1-4
# of mail slots 0, 1, 15, or 30
Tape drives supported LTO6, LTO5, LTO4
Minimum Capacity (per module) LTO6: 150TB
LTO5: 90TB
Maximum Capacity (per module) LTO6: 375TB
LTO5: 180TB
Maximum Capacity (maximum # of modules) LTO6: 1.5PB
LTO5: 720TB
Minimum data transfer rate (per module) LTO6: 576GB/hr
LTO5: 504GB/hr
Maximum data transfer rate (per module) LTO6: 5.8TB/hr
LTO5: 4TB/hr
Maximum data transfer rate (max # of module) LTO6: 23TB/hr
LTO5: 16TB/hr
Interfaces LTO6: 8Gb FC, 6Gb SAS
LTO5: 8Gb FC, 6Gb SAS
Connectors Mini-SAS (8088), LC optical fibre
Form Factor 10U
Dimensions (inches - unpackaged) 17.5”h x 16.7”w x 31”d
Dimensions (inches – shipping) -
Weight (pounds - unpackaged) 171
Weight (pounds – shipping) 199
Avg. cartridge swap time -
Inventory time -
Power Requirements 344 watts (nominal)
Input Requirements 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
Humidity (non-condensing; operating) -
Temperature range (operating) -
Reliability >4,000,000 MCBF (robotic load/unload cycles)
Standard Warranty 1-year Overland Care Level 2: 9x5 NBD onsite; NBD advanced parts replacement; 24x7 telephone support

Accessories

NEO E LTO4FH SAS add-on drive
NEO E LTO4FH SCSI add-on drive
NEO E LTO4FH FC add-on drive
NEO E LTO5FH SAS add-on drive
NEO E LTO5FH FC add-on drive
NEO 4000e Frame Expansion
NEO E Partitioning Upgrade
NEO E 15-slot right-side magazine
NEO E 15-slot left-side magazine
NEO E Robotic Expansion
LTO-5 SAS connectivity kit
LTO-4 media (5-pack, with barcode labels)
LTO-4 media (20-pack, without barcode labels)
LTO-5 media (5-pack, with barcode labels)
LTO-5 media (20-pack, without barcode labels)
LTO cleaning cartridge (2-pack)

Support Options

OverlandCare for NEO 4000e  
OverlandCare Level 2 (24x7 Phone/NBD Onsite), 3-Yr Uplift, 4000e (including support for 60 slots and 4 drives) EWCAREL2U-NE4E
OverlandCare Level 2 (24x7 Phone/NBD Onsite), 1-Yr Uplift, 4000e (including support for 60 slots and 4 drives) EWCAREL2R-NE4E
OverlandCare Level 2 (24x7 Phone/NBD Onsite), 1-Yr Extension, 4000e (including support for 60 slots and 4 drives) EWCAREL2E-NE4E
OverlandCare Level 3 (24x7 Phone/9x5x4-Hr Onsite), 3-Yr Uplift, 4000e (including support for 60 slots and 4 drives) EWCAREL3U-NE4E
OverlandCare Level 3 (24x7 Phone/9x5x4-Hr Onsite), 1-Yr Uplift, 4000e (including support for 60 slots and 4 drives) EWCAREL3R-NE4E
OverlandCare Level 3 (24x7 Phone/9x5x4-Hr Onsite), 1-Yr Extension, 4000e (including support for 60 slots and 4 drives) EWCAREL3E-NE4E
OverlandCare Level 4 (24x7 Phone/24x7x4-Hr Onsite), 3-Yr Uplift, 4000e (including support for 60 slots and 4 drives) EWCAREL4U-NE4E
OverlandCare Level 4 (24x7 Phone/24x7x4-Hr Onsite), 1-Yr Uplift, 4000e (including support for 60 slots and 4 drives) EWCAREL4R-NE4E
OverlandCare Level 4 (24x7 Phone/24x7x4-Hr Onsite), 1-Yr Extension, 4000e (including support for 60 slots and 4 drives) EWCAREL4E-NE4E
OverlandCare Zone 2 Uplift, On-site, 1-Yr, NEO 4000e / 8000e; system located 76 - 150 miles (120 - 240km) from the nearest Overland service depot. EWZONE2-NEOE
OverlandCare Zone 2 Uplift, On-site, 3-Yr, NEO 4000e / 8000e; system located 76 - 150 miles (120 - 240km) from the nearest Overland service depot. EW3YZONE2-NEOE
OverlandCare Zone uplift, Zone 3.  1-Yr, system located 151+ miles (240+ km) from the nearest service depot.  Requires custom quote.  Contact your Overland Sales representative for a quote. EWCAREZUP-ZN3
OverlandCare Zone uplift, Zone 3.  3-Yr system located 151+ miles (240+ km) from the nearest service depot.  Requires custom quote.  Contact your Overland Sales representative for a quote EW3YCAREUP-ZN3
NEO 4000e OverlandCare Expansion Installation (for existing install) INSTALL2-N4C
NEO 4000e OverlandCare Level 2 Additional Installation (same site) INSTALL2N4-ADD
NEO 4000e OverlandCare Level 2 Installation INSTALL2-N4
NEO add-on drive OverlandCare Installation (1st drive) INSTALOP-DRV
NEO add-on drive OverlandCare Installation (additional drives) INSTALOP-DVX