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NEO Series Tape Libraries and Autoloaders





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How To Buy

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When both your budget and your storage capacity is being squeezed, look no further than the NEOs T48. The NEOs T48 packs up to 300TB of backup and archive capacity in a compact 4U form factor, making it an ideal storage solution for data centers where space is at a premium. Designed for environments where data storage challenges extend beyond simple capacity requirements, the NEOs T48 includes multi-drive support, redundant power, and the ability to partition the library into 4 smaller libraries.

With This Product You Can...

  • Affordably backup or archive up to 300TB of data
  • Effortlessly manage your backup and archive processes from anywhere in the world
  • Add tape drives as needed for increased performance and enhanced efficiency




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.

  • 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.

  • 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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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.

  • 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 Series 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.

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

  • 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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NEOs T48 Technical Specifications

NEOs T48
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NEOs T48 Specifications

# of tape cartridge slots 48
# of tape drives 1-4
# of mail slots 3
Tape drives supported LTO6, LTO5
Minimum Capacity LTO6: 120TB
LTO5: 72.0TB
Maximum Capacity LTO6: 300TB
LTO5: 144TB
Minimum data transfer rate LTO6: 576GB/hr
LTO5: 504GB/hr
Maximum data transfer rate LTO6: 5.8TB/hr
LTO5: 4.0TB/hr
Interfaces 6Gb SAS, 8Gb FC
Connectors Mini-SAS, LC optical FC
Form Factor 4U
Dimensions (inches) 6.9"(h) x 17.6"(w) x 29.13"(d)
Dimensions (mm) 175.3mm x 447.0mm x 739.9mm
Weight (pounds - unpackaged) 47 / 21.31kg
Avg. cartridge swap time 45 seconds
Inventory time 2:15 minutes
Power Requirements 312 watts (max)
Input Requirements 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
Humidity (non-condensing; operating) 10% to 80%
Temperature range (operating) 50° to 113° F (10° to 45° C)
Reliability >2,000,000 MCBF (robotic load/unload cycles)
Standard Warranty NEO S-Series libraries include one-year OverlandCare Bronze Support Coverage, which includes 5x9 telephone support and advanced parts replacement.


NEOs LTO6 SAS add-on tape drive
NEOs LTO6 FC add-on tape drive
NEOs LTO5 SAS add-on tape drive
NEOs LTO5 FC add-on tape drive
NEOs T48 redundant power option
NEOs T48 lower left-side magazine
NEOs T48 upper left-side magazine
NEOs T24/48 right-side magazine
LTO SAS connectivity kit
NEOs T24/48 expansion kit
LTO5 media
LTO6 media
LTO5 cleaning cartridge

Support Options

OverlandCare for NEOs T48  
Overland Bronze Warranty Coverage, 1 year uplift, NEOs T48
Overland Bronze Warranty Coverage, 3 year uplift, NEOs T48
Overland Bronze Warranty Coverage, 1 year extension, NEOs T48
Overland Silver Warranty Coverage, 1 year uplift, NEOs T48
Overland Silver Warranty Coverage, 3 year uplift, NEOs T48
Overland Silver Warranty Coverage, 1 year extension, NEOs T48
Overland Gold Warranty Coverage, 1 year uplift, NEOs T48
Overland Gold Warranty Coverage, 3 year uplift, NEOs T48
Overland Gold Warranty Coverage, 1 year extension, NEOs T48
Overland Platinum Warranty Coverage, 1 year uplift, NEOs T48
Overland Platinum Warranty Coverage, 3 year uplift, NEOs T48
Overland Platinum Warranty Coverage, 1 year extension, NEOs T48