Media Compatibility

Dell™ PowerVault™ Compatibility Matrix

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  LTO Drives

  DLT/VS Drives

  DDS/DAT Drives

  Travan Drives

  RD1000 Drives


LTO Drives

Drive Type

Media Type

Capacity
Native

Media Compatibility

Cleaning Cartridge

General

LTO Gen1 LTO Ultrium 1 (Black)

 

 

100 GB LTO5: Unsupported

LTO4: Unsupported

LTO3: Unsupported

LTO2: Unsupported

LTO1:Read & Write

 
LTO Universal Cleaning cartridge (Black)

 

 

 
LTO Gen2 LTO Ultrium 2 (Purple)
200 GB LTO5: Unsupported

LTO4: Unsupported

LTO3: Unsupported

LTO2: Read & Write

LTO1:Read & Write

LTO Universal Cleaning cartridge (Black)
 
LTO Gen 3 LTO Ultrium 3 (Blue)

 

 

400 GB LTO5: Unsupported

LTO4: Unsupported

LTO3: Read & Write

LTO2: Read & Write

LTO1:Read Only

LTO Universal Cleaning cartridge (Black)

 

 

Supports WORM - Write Once, Read Many


LTO Ultrium 3 WORM

 

LTO Gen 4 LTO Ultrium 4 (Green)

 

 
800 GB LTO5: Unsupported

LTO4: Read & Write

LTO3: Read & Write

LTO2: Read Only

LTO1: Unsupported

 

LTO Universal Cleaning cartridge (Black)

Supports WORM - Write Once, Read Many

LTO Ultrium 4 WORM

 

LTO Gen 5 LTO Ultrium 5 (Maroon)

1500 GB LTO5: Read & Write

LTO4: Read & Write

LTO3: Read Only

LTO2: Unsupported

LTO1: Unsupported

 

LTO Universal Cleaning cartridge (Black)

Supports WORM - Write Once, Read Many

LTO Ultrium 5 WORM

 


DLT/VS Drives

 

Drive Type

Media Type/Color

Capacity
Native

Backward Media Compatibility

Cleaning Module/Color

General

110T DLT4000 DLT Tape IV/Dark brown

 

 

20 GB n/a DLT Cleaning Media III/Cream

 

 

1/2" linear tape
110T DLT7000 DLT Tape IV/Dark brown

 

 

35 GB Reads DLT Tape IV media written by DLT 4000 drive DLT Cleaning Media III/Cream

 

 

1/2" linear tape
DLT 8000 DLT Tape IV/Dark brown

 

 

40 GB Reads DLT Tape IV media written by DLT 7000 or DLT 4000 drives

 

DLT Cleaning Media III/Cream

 

 

1/2" linear tape
110T DLT1 and
110T DLT VS80
DLT Tape IV/Dark brown

 

 

40 GB Reads DLT Tape IV media written by DLT 4000 drive

 

DLT VS Cleaning Media/Brown

 

 

DLT1 and DLT VS80 are the same drive with the exception of the VS80 form factor being half height
110T DLT VS160 DLT VS1/Off-white

 

 

80 GB Reads DLT Tape IV media written by VS80 or DLT1 drives VS160 Cleaning Media/Off-white

 

 

 
110T SDLT 220 SDLT Tape I/Green

 

 

110 GB Reads DLT Tape IV media written by
DLT 8000, DLT 7000, DLT 4000, or DLT1/VS180 drives

 

SDLT Cleaning Media/Off-white

 

 

SDLT 220 requires new SDLT media

 

110T SDLT 320 SDLT Tape 1/Green

 

 

160 GB Reads DLT Tape IV media written by
DLT 8000, DLT 7000, DLT 4000, or DLT1/VS180 drives

 

SDLT Cleaning Media/Off-white

 

 

SDLT 320 uses the same media as SDLT 220

 

  


DDS/DAT Drives

 

Drive Type

Media Type

Capacity
Native

Backward Media Compatibility

Cleaning Module

General

100T DDS4 DDS4/Black

 

 

20 GB Reads/writes DDS3, DDS2, and DDS1 media written by DDS3, DDS2, or DDS1 drives

 

DDS Cleaning Media/Black

 

 

4 MM helical tape
100T DAT72 DAT72/Black

 

 

36 GB Reads/writes DDS4 and DDS3 media written by DDS4 or DDS3 drives

 

DDS Cleaning Media/Black

 

 

4 MM helical tape
 


Travan Drives

 

Drive Type

Media Type/Color

Capacity
Native

Backward Media Compatibility

Cleaning Module

General

Travan 100T TR5 Travan 20 10 GB n/a Dry Process Head Cleaning Cartridge  
Travan 100T TR40 Travan 40/Black

 

20 GB Reads Travan 20 media written by TR5 drive Dry Process Head Cleaning Cartridge  
 


RD1000 Drives

 

Drive Type

Media Type/Color

Capacity
Native

Backward Media Compatibility

Cleaning Module

General

Removable Hard Drive SATA based hard drive. Hard drive in cartridge enclosure.

 

40 GB

80 GB

120 GB

160 GB

320 GB

500 GB

See General Column notes to right. None needed All RD1000 cartridges are inter-changeable with RD1000 SATA and USB drive bays.
 


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