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A cost-effective and space efficient data protection

The NEC T09A2 tape library is an entry range data backup solution which offers a cost-effective and space efficient data protection for SMB and organizations with limited rack space to automate their backup processes to reduce the need for manual intervention and the risk of human error. It offers both high data storage capacity and highly reliable robotics in a compact form factor.

The NEC T09A2 tape library offers also you protection from loss of data with a minimal impact on the operation of your IT system – regardless of the size or complexity of your application and storage environment.

The NEC T09A2 uses an advanced bar code reader to register the location of LTO bands. It is equipped with one removable magazine, and is capable of storing up to 27 TB of data in only 1U of rack space.

With its integrated remote management feature, the T09A2 tape library allows you to make reliable backups without monitoring. The management can be made either on the LCD screen located on the front of the library, or remotely, via an intuitive web interface, via any browser. The configuration, control and diagnostic operations are also simplified.

This open solution is compatible with the main backup software such as; Symantec Backup ExecTM and BrightStor ARCserveTM and is integrated within most operating systems, including Microsoft Windows and Linux.

Designed for:

  • Businesses which are moving into the library technology
  • Organizations whose data-protection needs have outgrown autoloader technology.
  • Small, medium and large businesses require the space and reliability of an entry-level range tape library
  • Organizations with limited rack environment.

Ideal solution for:

  • Backing up data quickly
  • Bolster your disaster recovery strategy
  • Automate data backup and minimize downtime
  • Reduce cost and complexity
  • Reduce manual intervention, and limit human error


T09A2 Specifications

Drive type  LTO Ultrium 4 LTO Ultrium 5
Number of drive 
Number of cartridges 
Maximum of data capacity*1  7.2TB (native)
14.4TB (compressed at 2:1)
13.5TB (native)
27.0TB (compressed at 2:1)
Transfer rate*2  120MB/sec (native)
240MB/sec (compressed at 2:1)
140MB/sec (native)
280MB/sec (compressed at 2:1)
I/O station  1 slot 
Barcode reader  Standard 
Host interface  SAS 
Management interface  10Base-T / 100Base-Tx 
Performance  Cartridge access time 30 seconds (average) 
Power on ready time Less than 150 seconds 
Robotics reliability  MSBF More than 1,000,000 swaps 
MTBF 250,000 hours (powers-on hours) 
Power requirement  AC100-240V, 50/60Hz 
Power consumption  110W (maximum) 
Environmental limits  Temperature 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F) 
Humidity 20% to 80% (non-condensing) 
Dimensions (W x D x H)  483mm x 850mm x 44mm 
Weight*3  Less than 13kg (28.7lbs.) 
OS support*4  Windows®, HP-UX, Solaris™, AIX®, Linux® 

*1: 1GB: 1,000,000,000,000 bytes
*2: Data transfer rate would differ due to operating environment and conditions
*3: Without cartridges
*4: Including preliminary information

Linear Tape-Open, LTO, the LTO Logo, Ultrium and the Ultrium Logo are trademarks of HP, IBM and Quantum in the US and other counties.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Coporation in the United States and other countries.
Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the US ans other countries.
AIX is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.


Unique 1U Rack tape library on the market with 9 cartridges 3 years on site NBD as standard


Handles maximum native transfer speeds of 140MB/sec thanks to one LTO-5 tape drive using an SAS connexion.


It offers high storage capacity in despite limited space; its native capacity is 13.5TB with 9 cartridges in 1U compact rack form factor.

Simplified operation

Thanks to one removable magazine design which allows management of 9 cartridges including 2 useful as mail box. The tape drive can be imported and exported individually via the mail box.

Compatible solution

With main backup software such as Symantec Backup ExecTM and BrightStor ARCserveTM. It supports most Operating Systems such as Microsoft Windows and Linux.

Deliver maximum protection for a minimal investment

The NEC T09A2 tape library provides the most pertinent answers to the major problems which businesses face today: budgetary restrictions.

Automated Data Protection

Every company needs a well-defined backup solution to secure their data. It is essential to have a powerful tape library that helps users to automate their backup processes. The first objective is to reduce manual intervention, and thus, to limit the risk of human errors. The second objective is to easily adapt the backup solution to the requirements of the business.

Compact solution for limited rack space

With a very compact form-factor, 1U of rack space, the NEC T09A2, can hold up to 9 cartridges for a native capacity of up to 13.5TB.

Simple use

The T09A2 tape library has a management feature which allows remote configuration and control of all functions, for example: check system status, run diagnostics, view system logs, check and set configuration, verify drive operations, run an inventory and manage the system. The management can be made of two manners: either on the LCD screen located on the front of the library, or remotely, via an intuitive web interface which can be accessed via the Ethernet connection through any standard web browser.
Furthermore, The NEC T09A2 library uses an advanced bar code reader to register the location of bands; therefore important data is saved more efficiently. As well as, the "anti-dust" technology integrated into the magazine allows a reduction of dust and wear of the band.

Dedicated LTO tape library

The NEC T09A2 supports up to one Ultrium LTO-5 tape drives. The tape technology offers better capacities, performance and increased security that can natively back up an impressive 1.5 TB of data per cartridge for a transfer rate of up to 280 MB/s.

The LTO-4 or LTO-5 tape drives allow you to double the storage capacity and to reduce your backup window.

They are available with WORM technology (Write Once, Read Many) to protect your data against any changes and modifications.