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Quantum TC-L52AN-EZ Black 3TB Internal 6Gb/s SAS Interface LTO Ultrium 5 Half Height Tape Drive w/ SAS HBA Card

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  • Up to 280MB/sec compressed transfer rate
  • 3.0TB compressed capacity
  • AES 256-bit data encryption security
  • Free LTFS software can be downloaded

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Quantum's LTO-5 tape drive is a 5.25" tape drive that delivers tremendous capacity and performance at an affordable price. In addition, it uses less power on average than LTO-4 drives, making it a "greener" and more energy efficient solution.

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Media Type
LTO Ultrium 5

Capacity & Interface

Compressed Capacity
Native Capacity
6Gb/s SAS


250,000 @ 100% duty cycle

Physical Spec

8.3" x 5.87" x 1.76"
3.2 lbs.


LTO-5 Half Height tape drive w/ SAS HBA Card

Security/Ease-of-Use - AES 256-bit data encryption security, WORM functionality, and partitioning capability.

Compatibility - Investment protection with backward read/write compatibility to LTO-4 media and backward read compatibility to LTO-3 media
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Quantum TC-L52AN-EZ

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  • John M.
  • 3/28/2014 11:48:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Tape Backup Kit

Pros: Large native capacity. Excellent hardware data compression. Very fast data transfers. The drive and host bus adapter (HBA) Installed fast and were up and running in about 45 min under Win 7 Pro. Backups are running every other day under Retrospect verson 7.7 and the drive so far has been performing as expected.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I immediately purchased this drive/HBA kit when I noticed that the price had dropped a whopping 45%. This is kit is installed in my home file server to backup a 4TB RAID 10 system.

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  • Isaac U.
  • 1/28/2013 1:33:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Symantec Backup Software

Pros: Haven't been able to use it yet.

Cons: Pictures show that this product is bundled with Symantec Backup Exec 2010, after trying to trace the missing software Quantum informed me that as of 4/1/2012 this bundle pack no longer includes the Symantec software.

Other Thoughts: Quantum is offering a LTFS software that would mount the drive in windows and give it a drive letter. About to test that feature, and to back up using our older Symantec software that supports LTO-3 but not LTO-5.

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  • David V.
  • 5/2/2012 8:18:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTONS OF TAPE SPACE

Pros: There isn't a tape that can hold more data than the Ultrium LTO 5 Tape. 1.5TB UNCOMPRESSED! Nice!

If you need an SAS 6Gb/s controller; this kit includes an LSI SAS PCI-ex 8 controller and SAS cable. The card comes with a bracket so that it can also fit in Half Height Case PCI-ex Expansion Slots.

Fits in a Standard Size 5.25 inch drive bay.

Cons: These are just some of my nit picks. If you are ordering this Tape System you are more than likely not a rookie at installing hardware and can probably figure it out anyway.

There is no driver CD\DVD's included for the LSI SAS 9211-4i HBA card "OR" the Quantum LTO 5 Tape Drive. Windows Update will install "A" driver for the LTO Tape Drive after you install the LSI driver, but I wouldn't recommend any Windows Update Drivers as they always seem to be outdated and cause more problems than they solve.

You have to jump through multiple hoops just too fully install all the Software and Drivers. Registration of the Symantec Backup Exec 2010 software is required for you to receive the "Installation Serial" by email. The email is immediately sent after the registration process though.

Other Thoughts: LSI SAS 9211-4i HBA SAS Controller Drivers:

Quantum LTO 5 Half High Tape Drive Drivers:

Symantec Backup Exec Registration to Receive "your" Serial:

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