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Spectralogic T120
The Spectra T120 library is easy to use, manage, and maintain. Installation and configuration is quick and simple, and component redundancy ensures the highest of reliability. Highly flexible, the T120 allows you to start with the features you need now, and add features and capacity as your data grows and backup requirements change.

Simple Operation and Better Library Control

BlueScale, the common software interface for all Spectra libraries, brings enterprise command and control features to the T120: encryption, power monitoring, advanced media management and multiple library control. Available through the library's on-board LCD color touchscreen and remote web access, BlueScale is a easy-to-navigate, browser-based library interface built into Spectra Logic libraries that enables our solutions to work simply, flexibly, and safely with your data.



Highly Reliable

Reliability is ensured by the T120's component redundancy with optional N+1 power supplies and drive fail-over capabilities. The library monitors its critical subsystems and notifies the user and Spectra Logic if the library needs support. Hardware Health Monitoring (HHM) monitors your hardware and alerts you when a component needs attention before it fails. 

BlueScale Encryption

BlueScale Encryption is the only truly integrated encryption solution for data stored on tape. The T120 lets you seamlessly and affordably add encryption to your backup strategy with no changes to backup policies and no additional hardware or software. With AES-256 bit BlueScale Encryption and Key Management built into the T120, encrypting backed up data is secure, efficient, easy to manage—and free.



Spectra Logic helps you manage your tape media by giving you tools to proactively detect potential media errors well before they happen. Available only in Spectra Logic's T-Series libraries, Media Lifecycle Management records 30 data points every time a tape is loaded, giving you vital statistical and diagnostic information that helps you proactively manage your tape media throughout its life. By utilizing our Certified Media and BlueScale interface together, you can manage, track, and report all facets of tape usage from creation to retirement — all consolidated within the same application you use to manage your library.



Physical Characteristics

  • Fits into 14U rack space
  • 24.5" H x 17.5" W x 36.5" D
  • 62.2cm H x 44.5cm W x 92.7cm D
  • Weight (approximate): 262 lb / 119 kg maximum

Power Requirements

  • 9.4 Amps @ 120 VAC (maximum configuration) 50/60 Hz



Drive Type¹ Max Drives Max Slots/Tapes Max Capacity* Max Throughput*


 360 TB

6.0 TB/hr




  192 TB

5.18 TB/hr

  LTO-3 6 120 96 TB 3.46 TB/hr

* Values calculated using 2:1 data compression

Interface Options

  • SCSI - LVD
  • Fibre Channel - 2 GB/s or 4 GB/s

Mean Cycles Between Failures

  • > 2,000,000


Standard Warranty

Spectra T120 libraries are warranted for one year from date of shipment from the factory. This warranty includes a SpectraGuard Next Business Day On Site service contract. SpectraGuard Next Business Day On Site service includes the following:

  • Access to a SpectraGuard technical representative any business day (not including evenings, weekends, or holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (customer local time).
  • Service visit from a field service representative, upon verification that the unit has malfunctioned.  If Spectra Logic is notified by 4:00 p.m. (customer local time), a field service representative will be dispatched that day for arrival the following business day before noon.

Service Options

The following additional service options are available to customers purchasing a Spectra T-Finity library.

SpectraGuard Same Business Day On Site

  • Round-the-clock telephone to a technical support representative – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Four-hour response, on-site service 5 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

SpectraGuard Four Hour On Site

  • 24-hour, seven-day-a-week, 365-day-a-year telephone access to a SpectraGuard technical representative (including evenings, weekends, and holidays).
  • Upon verification that the unit has malfunctioned, a field service representative will be dispatched to the site within four hours of the dispatch request.

Self Maintenance Options

Believing that most users would prefer to have control over their library uptime, Spectra Logic products are designed so that all major components are customer replaceable. With Spectra Logic's Assisted Self Maintenance (ASM) program, spare components are placed at your facility, ready to be installed by you, when you need them. More about ASM.

The following Assisted Self Maintenance options are available to customers purchasing a Spectra T-Finity library. These options can be purchased to supplement the on-site service options above.

Assisted Self Maintenance Basic

  • Select group of field-replaceable parts stocked on-site (drives, QIP, air filters).

Assisted Self Maintenance Gold

  • Full set of field-replaceable parts stocked on-site (drives, QIP, air filter, robotics, control module).

Warranty and Service Limitations

All standard warranties and service uplifts are subject to the limitations, disclaimers, and additional terms and conditions set forth in the Warranty and Hardware Support Agreement.


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Last updated 6/5/2014