The Dell EMC PowerVault ML6000 Series offers a scalable modular LTO FC midrange automated tape library starting with a form factor of 5U (ML6010) and expanding to customized 41U system which supports 409 cartridges and up to 26 LTO tape drives. The tape library can be expanded by adding 9U expansion units which store 92 cartridges and 4 tape drives.

Dell EMC ML Tape Technical Specifications

Model ML6000ConnectivityServer CompatibilityGeneral CharacteristicsQty of Drives SupportedLTO Tape Drives SupportedEncryption
ML6010FCDell Power Edge, Dell PS Series iSCSI and SC Series FC storage systems5U 41-cartridge slot automatic tape library holding up to 2 tape drives and up to 6 import/export slots. 2 Tape DrivesLTO-4, LTO-5, LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-8 (LTO-8 only reads back 1 generation)Supported LTO4 and higher
ML6020FCDell Power Edge, Dell PS Series iSCSI and SC Series FC storage systems14U 133-cartridge slot automatic tape library holding up to 6 tape drives and up to 18 import/export slots. 6 Tape DrivesLTO-4, LTO-5, LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-8 (LTO-8 only reads back 1 generation)Supported LTO4 and higher
ML6030FCDell Power Edge, Dell PS Series iSCSI and SC Series FC storage systems23U 225-cartridge slot automatic tape library holding up to 10 tape drives and up to 30 import/export slots. 10 Tape DrivesLTO-4, LTO-5, LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-8 (LTO-8 only reads back 1 generation)Supported LTO4 and higher
ML6000 EM FCDell Power Edge, Dell PS Series iSCSI and SC Series FC storage systems9U Expansion Module for the 6010, 6020, 6030 which holds 92 tape cartridges and 4 tape drives and up to 12 import/export slotd4 Tape DrivesLTO-4, LTO-5, LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-8 (LTO-8 only reads back 1 generation)Supported LTO4 and higher
ML6000-32U ConfigFCDell Power Edge, Dell PS Series iSCSI and SC Series FC storage systems32U 317-cartridge slot automatic tape library holding up to 14 tape drives and up to 42 import/export slots14 Tape DrivesLTO-4, LTO-5, LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-8 (LTO-8 only reads back 1 generation)Supported LTO4 and higher
ML6000-41U ConfigFCDell Power Edge, Dell PS Series iSCSI and SC Series FC storage systems41U 409-cartridge slot automatic tape library holding up to 18 tape drives and up to 54 import/export slots18 Tape DrivesLTO-4, LTO-5, LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-8 (LTO-8 only reads back 1 generation)Supported LTO4 and higher