Spectra T50e


Spectra T50e - The Most Powerful Small Tape Library.

The T50e tape library from Spectra is built to meet your data storage needs now and for many years to come. With the T50e, you can seamlessly add drives, slots and features to meet your capacity and performance requirements – without adding excessive costs. Start small and grow your capacity as your needs expand. Begin with one LTO tape drive and add up to three more. Add slots effortlessly in increments of five up to 50 slots with Spectra’s capacity on demand feature.

By combining field-proven reliability with cutting-edge storage innovation, the Spectra T50e gives you enterprise capabilities in a compact, 4U rackmount or desktop library. Built upon vast experience in tape automation hardware and many generations of BlueScale software, the Spectra T50e is simply the most reliable and feature-rich solution available in the small library market today.

Partition Support
Support up to two applications at the same time with the T50e partitions. For example, you can support a backup application and a media asset manager. Or you can have one partition with current media, such as LTO-7, and an older partition with legacy LTO. The T50e can support up to four partitions if it has four drives installed. The options are endless.

Scalability with Spectra
If an organization does eventually move beyond the capacity of a T50e library, note that Spectra makes it possible to scale up to the next model with minimal disruption while letting the customer retain the value of the T50e library. Further, all Spectra Libraries are managed with a common software interface and operating system greatly reducing time otherwise required to learn the use and management of a new library.



  • Max Media/Slot Count: 50
  • Max Partitions: 4 
  • Tape Technology Supported: LTO 4,5,6,7,M8,8
  • Interface: Fibre Channel - 8Gb/s, SAS


Spectra T50e