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NEO XL-Series libraries address the need for midrange and enterprise businesses to do more with less by providing effortless automated backup that combines flexibility, density, high-performance and affordability to ensure that data is protected faster, smarter, easier and more cost effectively.

With This Product You Can...

  • Address small to medium enterprise backup and archive requirements with data storage capacities ranging from 192TB to 8.2PB
  • Meet backup windows and improve efficiency with high-performance data transfer rates that range from 1TB/hr. to 23TB/hr.
  • Easily customize your capacity and performance to meet your data storage needs
  • Reduce administrative costs with simplified configuration and management
  • Lower your cost of ownership by reducing the amount of rack space, floor space, power and cooling typically needed for backup and archive applications
  • Benefit from the convenience of disk-like “drag & drop” capabilities associated with LTFS



Intelligent Remote Management

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

  • Provides tape drive and tape cartridge status information
  • Enables remote configuration activities
  • Alerts users 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 convenience and reliable management of the backup/archive process from anywhere in the world

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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.

  • NEOxl 40 can be scaled up to 272 cartridge slots and 21 tape drives, delivering enterprise-class functionality by simply adding up to 6 expansion modules to the base module
  • 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 XL-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 XL-Series 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 XL-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 costly upgrades when new tape technologies become available. With NEO XL-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 XL-Series libraries for increased investment protection
Why You Need It...
  • Protects your original library investment and reduces administrative overhead

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NEO XL-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
  • Provides you with the flexibility to configure a single NEO XL-Series library to interface with different backup servers, regardless of their connectivity type or application
  • Protects your investment by allowing you to simultaneously use a single NEO XL-Series library with a variety of backup software applications
Why You Need It...
  • To maximize efficiency and improve cost of ownership

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Effortless Installation and Configuration

Simplified installation and configuration improves efficiency and reduces administrative overhead by ensuring that you can begin your backup and archive process quickly.

  • Intuitive management console provides clear, consise guidance on installing and configuring a NEO XL-Series library
  • Web-based remote management provides additional levels of detail to easily customize the backup/archive process suited for your particular needs
  • Seamless expansion of additional modules, or redeployment of scaled configurations, occurs quickly and efficiently
Why You Need It...
  • To improve efficiency and maximize your investment

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Superior Density

The ability to store the maximum amount of data in the minimal amount of rack space ensure the best value for your IT budget.

  • Packing up to 1PB of data storage capability into a compact 6u form factor provides the most efficient use of valuable rack space
  • The ability to scale up to 8.2PB of capacity in a single standard 21u rack further takes NEO XL-Series density leadership the next step further
Why You Need It...
  • Reduces cost of ownership and improves efficiency

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Proven Reliability

Enterprise-class reliability ensures the availability of your company’s most valueable asset … your corporate data.

  • With a reliability rating of 2,000,000 load/unload cycles, NEOxl 40 libraries provide the high reliability required by enterprise-class environments.
  • Capitalizing on the NEO reputation for reliability, NEO XL-Series tape libraries provide the reliability and redundancy to ensure data availablility.
Why You Need It...
  • Ensures data availability and reduces cost of ownership

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NEOxl 40 Technical Specifications

NEOxl 40
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NEOxl Specifications

NEOxl 40
# of tape cartridge slots (base) 32
# of tape cartridge slots (expansions) 40
# of tape cartridge magazines (base) 2
# of tape cartridge slots per magazine (base) 20
# of mail slots (base) Up to 3
# of tape drives (base) Up to 3 HH
# of tape drives (expansions) Up to 3 HH
Tape drives supported LTO-8, LTO-7
max. # of modules supported 7
max. # of cartridge slots* 272
max. # of tape drives* 21
Max. native capacity per module (TB) LTO-8: 400TB
LTO-8M: 300TB
LTO-7: 200TB
Max. compressed capacity per module (TB) LTO-8: 1PB
LTO-8M: 700TB
LTO-7: 500TB
Max. native capacity - fully scaled (TB) LTO-8: 3.3PB
LTO-8M: 2.4PB
LTO-7: 1.6PB
Max. compressed capacity - fully scaled (TB) LTO-8: 8.2PB
LTO-8M: 6.1PB
LTO-7: 4.1PB
Max. native data transfer rate per module (TB/hr.) LTO-8: 3.2TB/hr.
LTO-8M: 3.2TB/hr.
LTO-7: 3.2TB/hr
Max. compressed data transfer rate per module (TB/hr.) LTO-8: 8.1TB/hr.
LTO-8M: 8.1TB/hr.
LTO-7: 8.1TB/hr.
Max. native data transfer rate - fully scaled (TB/hr.) LTO-8: 22.7TB/hr.
LTO-8M: 22.7/hr.
LTO-7: 22.7TB/hr.
Max. compressed data transfer rate - fully scaled (TB/hr.) LTO-8: 56.7TB/hr.
LTO-8M: 56.7TB/hr.
LTO-7: 56.7TB/hr.
Interfaces 6Gb SAS, 8Gb FC (dual port)
Connectors Mini SAS, LC Optical FC
Form Factor 3u
Dimensions (inches) 5.24" x 18.98" x 34.27"
Dimensions (cm) 13.3cm x 48.2cm x 87.3cm
Weight (pounds) 55.34 lbs.
Weight (Kg) 21.1 kg
Power Requirements 230 watts (nominal)
Input Requirements 100 to 240 V, 50 to 60 Hz
Humidity (non-condensing; operating) 20% to 80% RH non-condensing
Temperature range (operating) 10° to 35°C
Reliability >2,000,000 MCBF (mean cycles between failures); <10 minutes MTTR (mean time to repair)
Safety CB, CE, NRTL
Standard Warranty NEOxl 40 libraries include a one-year Silver Support Program warranty offering, which includes 5x9 telephone support and NBD onsite support of FRUs, with customer replacement of CRUs


LTO-8 media
LTO-8M media
LTO-7 media
LTO universal cleaning cartridge
NEOxl 40 expansion modules
NEOxl 40 power supply module
NEOxl 40 left-side magazine
NEOxl 40 right-side magazine
NEOxl LTO-7 SAS add-on drive kit
NEOxl LTO-7 dual port FC add-on drive kit
NEOxl LTO-8 SAS add-on drive kit
NEOxl LTO-8 dual port FC add-on drive kit

Support Options

OverlandCare for NEOxl 40  
Overland Silver Warranty Coverage, 1 year uplift, NEOxl 40 (base or expansion)*
Overland Silver Warranty Coverage, 3 year uplift, NEOxl 40 (base or expansion)*
Overland Silver Warranty Coverage, 1 year extension, NEOxl 40 (base or expansion)**
Overland Gold Warranty Coverage, 1 year uplift, NEOxl 40(base or expansion)*
Overland Gold Warranty Coverage, 3 year uplift, NEOxl 40 (base or expansion)*
Overland Gold Warranty Coverage, 1 year extension, NEOxl 40(base or expansion)**
Overland Platinum Warranty Coverage, 1 year uplift, NEOxl 40 (base or expansion)*
Overland Platinum Warranty Coverage, 3 year uplift, NEOxl 40 (base or expansion)*
Overland Platinum Warranty Coverage, 1 year extension, NEOxl 40 (base or expansion)**
*Valid when purchased within 1st 90 days of library purchase
**Valid when purchased 91+ days after library purchase or if initial library warranty has expired
Buy This Product If...
Your data protection needs are dynamic and rapidly changing and you require a flexible, cost-effective long-term data protection solution