Quantum i3 Scalar


The Easy, Efficient, and Scalable Tape Library 

The Scalar  i3 tape library is designed for ease of use from initial setup to ongoing management. The Scalar iLayerTM management software—proven to reduce management time and improve system uptime—has been fully refreshed for even greater efficiencies and a modern, intuitive user experience.

With features like best-in-class storage density—providing up to 1.5 PB in just 3U and up to 6 PB in 12U—along with 80 PLUS certified power supplies, Scalar i3 enables users to reduce their tape footprint and lower their power and cooling costs, ensuring savings on more than just the initial purchase.

It can scale cartridge slots from 25 slots up to 200—instantly— with CoD software licensing, providing compressed capacities from 750 TB up to 6 PB. Users can also add read/ write performance as needed, with support for up to 12 tape drives. With the partitioning feature, Scalar i3 can provide data protection and archiving in a single library as a valuable tool to address today’s IT challenges. 


  • Local touch screen; HTML 5 remote management GUI with mobile-first design for mobile, tablet and PC support.
  • 8 Gb Fibre Channel and 6 Gb SAS.
  • Approx. 1 minute for typical configurations.
  • Option to hvae automatic checks for firmware updates to ensure use of the library and drive code levels. 
  • Auto-discovery and auto-calibration for installed/added components (modules, tapes, drives, magazines etc.)
  • Supports up to 12 partitions.
  • Configurable, 0 to 25 slots in 5-slot increments for every module