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Breece Hill Technologies

HOW TO BUY A TAPE DRIVE | TAPE MEDIA

DESKTOP SOLUTIONS: Q1 | B1 | D1

TAPE LIBRARIES: A2.15 | B2.15 | Q2.15 | Q47 & Q7

MIDRANGE LIBRARIES: Q4.30/50 | Q6.100

ENTERPRISE CLASS LIBRARIES: Q6.210/Q9.140 | Q12.420/Q15.350/Q18.280

CURRENT OFFERINGS: 8 PAK |10 PAK | 16 PAK | 50 PAK | 100 PAK | D2D2T | 6.210/9.140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q1
Proven Reliability
Easy Installation & Easy Management
Automation Ready
Compatible with all Major Operating Systems
Investment Protection through Scalability
3 Year Warranty
Pricing: Call for pricing

Product Overview

Breece Hill Technology's Q1 desktop DLT tape drive delivers a cost-effective, highly reliable solution for the small office or home office networked environment. For users interested in beginning a data backup program and anticipating the need to upgrade in the near future, the Q1 is a perfect entry-level device.

Product Highlights

In this stand-alone, attended desktop unit, you can back up 80 GB of data, and transfer 43.2 GB per hour with compression.* The plug-and-play installation is simple since the Q1 is compatible with any popular desktop computer system as well as all major operating systems including UNIX™, Windows NT™, Novell™ and others. And you won't need to purchase additional software.

The tape drive is mounted on Breece Hill's universal load plate, which protects your investment and enables you to scale up as your data capacities grow. Just pull the drive out and slide it into any Breece Hill library. It's ready for automation.

The tried and proven DLT technology low stress tape path provides long media and head life through extensive operation.

We pride ourself on exceptional, quick-response customer service. We deliver on that by having the most knowledgeable in-house technical support team around. Breece Hill offers various service and maintenance options on each product, and our standard 3 year warranty gives users additional peace of mind.

B1back to top:
Proven Reliability
Outstanding Price/Performance Value
Easy Installation & Easy Management
Plug-and-play -- No Additional Software Necessary
Compatible with Most Desktop Computer Systems
3 Year Warranty
Fast Turnaround
Pricing: Call for pricing

Product Overview

Breece Hill Technology's B1 DLT1 desktop tape drive delivers outstanding capacity and solid performance at a great price. Ideal for protecting the data of NT servers in small office or home office networked environments. For users interested in a cost-effective entry level device, the B1 is a perfect start.

Product Highlights

In this stand-alone, attended desktop unit, you can back up 80 GB of data on each cartridge, and transfer 21.6 GB per hour with compression.* This fits within most companies' available backup windows.

The plug-and-play installation is simple since the B1 is compatible with most any popular desktop computer system. And you won't need to purchase additional software.

Reliability is key. Life tests indicated greater than 200,000 hours at 100% duty cycle mean time between failure. And Breece Hill's standard 3 year warranty gives users additional peace of mind.

The B1 is backward read compatible with Quantum's DLT 4000, which makes the B1 an easy upgrade for sites already using digital linear tape technology and DLT 4000 media.

Your time-to-benefit is measured in hours. The B1 is available to purchase on-line at www.breecehill.com

D1back to top:
Proven Reliability
Outstanding Price/Performance Value
Easy Installation & Easy Management
Plug-and-play -- No Additional Software Necessary
Compatible with Most Desktop Computer Systems
3 Year Warranty
Pricing: Call for pricing

Product Overview

Breece Hill Technologies' D1 desktop DLT tape drive delivers a cost-effective, highly reliable solution. Ideal for protecting data in small and medium size networks and workstations. For users interested in beginning a data backup program, the D1 attended desktop unit is a perfect entry-level device.

Product Highlights

With great capacity and outstanding performance, you can back up 80 GB of data on each cartridge, and transfer 43.2 GB per hour with compression.*

The plug-and-play installation and management is simple since the D1 is compatible with most any popular desktop computer system. And you won't need to purchase additional software.

The tried and proven DLT technology low stress tape path provides long media and head life through extensive operation.

We pride ourselves on exceptional, quick-response customer service. We deliver on that by having the most knowledgeable in-house technical support team around. Breece Hill offers various service and maintenance options on each product, and our standard 3 year warranty gives users additional peace of mind.

A2.15back to top:
High Performance at Entry-level Pricing
Easy Installation & Easy Management
Proven Reliability
Investment Protection through Scalability
Compatible with all Major Operating Systems
Expansive Software Qualifications
3 Year Warranty
Pricing: Call for pricing

Product Overview

Breece Hill Technology's A2.15 and A2.30 AIT2 tape libraries offer outstanding capacity and solid performance at a great price. Leveraging proven reliable robotics, the A2.15 and A2.30 are ideal for automated backup and storage in today's distributed networks and servers. With one or two AIT2 drives, the 15 cartridge library provides up to 1.95 TB capacity, and the 30 cartridge library expands up to 3.90 TB capacity*. Combine that with 112 GB/hr data transfer rates and advanced engineering design concepts, the A2.15 and A2.30 represent a smart investment for any organization.

Product Highlights

Exceptional Performance Value
State-of-the-art engineering concepts distinguish the A2.15 and A2.30 as libraries in the compact series packed with expanded functionality. Standard features including the barcode reader, and removable magazines and drive modules makes the libraries a cost-effective automation solution.

Easy Library Management
Simplicity of design is the foundation for the libraries' reliable operation. A chassis-mounted, intelligent robotic mechanism picks and places with only two motors. Library management is easy with one or two 15 cartridge removable magazine pack(s). An integrated dust cover protects tapes throughout media rotations.

Knowing that the company's data is its most valuable asset, the A2.15 and A2.30 was designed for easy yet secure data access. A front locking panel opens to a 15 cartridge removable magazine. Maximum uptime and high availability is ensured with power-on exchange of tape drives.

Investment Protection
Your investment is protected since multiple generations of Sony's AIT technology is supported in the A2.15 and A2.30 libraries -- up to AIT 4, which is specified to provide 520 GB/cartridge and 62.4 MB/sec throughput with compression. Users benefit from a seamless migration path.

Advanced Drive Technology
Sony's AIT drives are designed with Memory in Cassette (MIC) architecture. The MIC consists of a memory chip built into the data cartridge that holds the system's log and other user-defined information. Applications that benefit from MIC's capabilities include hierarchical storage management, video server, film editing and real-time data acquisition.

Compatibility
Like all Breece Hill libraries, the A2.15 and A2.30 interface with any major operating system including UNIX™, Windows NT™ and Novell™. Qualified with the leading storage management applications, you have wide choice and flexibility in your software selection.

Technical Service and Support
We pride ourselves on exceptional, quick-response customer service. We deliver on that by having the most knowledgeable in-house technical support team around. Breece Hill offers various service and maintenance options on each product, and our standard 3 year warranty gives users additional peace of mind.

B2.15back to top:
Proven-Reliable Robotics
Easy Installation & Easy Management
Investment Protection through Scalability
Standard Barcode Reader
Fibre Channel Compatibility
High Availability with Maximum Up Time
Compatible with All Major Operating Systems
Qualified by All Leading Storage Software Vendors
3 Year Warranty
Pricing: Call for pricing

Product Overview

Breece Hill Technology's B2.15 library offers outstanding capacity and solid performance at a great price. Leveraging proven reliable robotics, the B2.15 is ideal for protecting data in small to mid-sized computer networks and workstations. Ease-of-use is designed into the B2.15 with front and rear access to all media and drives. The barcode reader comes standard and flexible connectivity offers powerful methods for attaching to any SAN environment.

Product Highlights

High Performance at Entry-level Pricing
Compared with industry-leading libraries, the B2.15 delivers greater capacity with solid transfer rates at significantly lower costs.

Proven Reliability
Library is engineered for steadfast operation featuring self-calibration robotics and demonstrating over 1 million cartridge changes. Means years of trouble free operation.

Scalable Design through Drive Independence
Self-configuring drives mounted on universal load plates protect users' investments. Facilitates an easy and seamless migration path by supporting both DLT 4000 and DLT1.

Operating System and Software Compatibility
Interfaces with all major operating systems including Windows NT, UNIX, Novell and others. Emulation mode allows library to operate with many leading applications, assuring broad choice in software.

10 Cartridge Removable Magazine
Offers easy tape loading, unloading, transport and storage. All media and drives are easily accessed from the front or rear of the library.

Backward Read Compatible with Quantum's DLT 4000
Makes a compelling and easy upgrade for sites already using digital linear tape technology and DLT 4000 media.

Fibre Channel Connectivity
Provides universal compatibility with any SAN or NAS architecture using bridges and routers.
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Q2.15back to top:
Proven-Reliable Robotics
Easy Installation & Easy Management
Investment Protection through Scalability
Standard Barcode Reader
Fibre Channel Compatibility
High Availability with Maximum Up Time
Compatible with All Major Operating Systems
QualificationsQualified by All Leading Storage Software Vendors
3 Year Warranty
Pricing: Call for pricing

Product Overview

Breece Hill Technology's Q2.15 DLT tape library delivers powerful capacity and throughput for a library in the compact storage automation market. Ideal for the first move to unattended backup solutions. With 1 or 2 drives and 15 cartridges, you can back up 1.20GB of data, and transfer up to 86 GB per hour with compression*. The barcode reader comes standard in the Q2.15, unlike most competing products. Flexible connectivity offers powerful and innovative methods for attaching to any major operating system as well as to SAN environments. Independence in tape technology provides scalable tape storage solutions.

Product Highlights

Universal Load Plate Design
One of many key features in Breece Hill's engineering design is the patented universal load plate on which tape drives are mounted. This allows you to use drives not only in your Q2.15, but in any other Breece Hill library as well by swapping them in and out in the field. The universal load plate enables the drive to be field replaceable, and protects your investment by enabling you to scale up as your data capacities grow.

Drive Independent
Even more important, the universal load plate allows the library to be drive independent. This means it can support two different tape drive technologies in the same library. As such, you can seamlessly migrate to new or different linear technologies as your backup needs change.

Easy Library Management
Knowing that the company's data is its most valuable asset, Breece Hill designed the Q2.15 for easy yet secure data access. A front locking panel opens to a 10 cartridge removable magazine. Drives, power supplies and electronic modules are easily accessed from the rear of the unit, and can be replaced quickly at you site. Maximum uptime and high availability is ensured with power-on exchange of tape drives.

Embedded Intelligence
Embedded intelligence distinguishes Breece Hill's libraries. The company's patented robotic positioning system consisting of a "learning algorithm," automatically and continuously re-calibrates the library to compensate for any changes in the library's physical environment. Moreover, extensive recovery routines are enabled in a power-out situation. The library not only remembers what it was doing, but completes the action when power is restored, significantly reducing downtime and service costs.

Fibre Ready through Bridges and Routers
With the information explosion companies are experiencing, it's important to know that the Q2.15 is interoperable with any of the SAN and NAS architectures. So you can be prepared to take your company to the next level of connectivity sophistication as your storage goals and priorities change.

Compatibility
Like all Breece Hill libraries, the Q2.15 interfaces with any major operating system including UNIX™, Windows NT™, Novell™, and others. Qualified with the leading storage management applications, you have wide choice and flexibility in your software selection.

Professional Services and Technical Support
We pride ourselves on exceptional, quick-response customer service. We deliver on that by having the most knowledgeable in-house technical support team around. Breece Hill offers various service and maintenance options on each product, and our standard 3 year warranty gives users additional peace of mind. Moreover, our professional services team provides technical analysis and consultation to help you identify storage strategies and implement solutions taking you where you want to go.

Q47 & Q7back to top:
Proven-Reliable Robotics
Easy Library Management
Investment Protection through Scalability
Fibre Channel Connectivity
High Availability
Compatible with all Major Operating Systems
Continuous Robotic Calibration
Qualified with All Leading Storage Software Vendors
3 Year Warranty
Pricing: Call for pricing

Product Overview

The Q7 and Q47 provide high-capacity library solutions for general data storage, archival or system backup. They are also well-suited for "near on-line" storage and cataloged retrieval of large files (i.e. image files) and large sequential data sets. The Q7 offers 1.96 TB compressed data capacity and generates 36 GB/hr data throughput*. The Q47 provides up to 4.2TB of compressed data capacity and throughput rates of 72 GB/hr*. The libraries pack a powerhouse of capacity and performance into a small footprint.

Product Highlights

Universal Load Plate Design
One of the many key features in Breece Hill's engineering design is the patented universal load plate on which tape drives are mounted. This allows you to use them not only in your Q7 and Q47, but in any other Breece Hill library as well by swapping them between libraries in the field. The universal load plate feature enables drives to be field replaceable, and protects your investment by enabling you to scale up as your data capacities grow.

Embedded Intelligence
Embedded intelligence distinguishes Breece Hill's libraries. The company's patented robotic positioning system consisting of a "learning algorithm" automatically and continuously re-calibrates to compensate for any changes in the library's physical environment. The robot can sense changes in the physical environment and then adjust for those changes, significantly reducing downtime and lowering overall service costs. The library barcode reader generates faster inventory times than other comparable products. Moreover, extensive recovery routines are enabled in a power-out situation. The library not only remembers what it was doing, but completes the action when power is restored, significantly reducing downtime and service costs.

SAN Connectivity
With the information explosion, it's important to know that the Q7 and Q47 provide universal compatibility with any SAN or NAS architecture. So you can be prepared to take your company to the next level of sophistication as your storage goals and priorities change.

Easy Library Management
Recognizing that a company's data is its most valuable asset, Breece Hill designed the Q7 and Q47 for secure yet easy data access. A front locking door opens to expose the carousel, robot and media. Drives, power supplies and electronic modules are easily accessed from the rear of the unit, and can be replaced quickly at your site. Maximum uptime and high availability is ensured with continuous access to data through power-on exchange of tape drives.

Compatibility
Like all Breece Hill libraries, the Q7 and Q47 interface with any major operating system including UNIX™, Windows NT™, Novell™ and others. They are qualified with all leading storage management applications affording you great choice and flexibility in your software selection.

Professional Services and Technical Support
We pride ourselves on exceptional, quick-response customer service. We deliver on that by having the most knowledgeable in-house technical support team around. Breece Hill offers various service and maintenance options on each product, and our standard 3 year warranty gives users additional peace of mind. Moreover, our professional services team provides technical analysis and consultation to help you identify storage strategies and implement solutions, taking you where you want to go.

Q4.30/50 back to top:
Proven-Reliable Robotics
Outstanding Price/Performance Value
Drive Independence Supports Mixed Tape Technologies
Easy Library Management
Investment Protection through Scalability
Fibre Channel Connectivity
Sophisticated DataIQ™ Network Interface
Maximum up-time through High Availability
Compatible with all Major Operating Systems
Qualified by All Leading Storage Software Vendors
3 Year Warranty
Pricing: Call for pricing

Product Overview

Breece Hill Technology's Q4.30/50 mid-range DLT tape library provides outstanding value with features normally reserved for enterprise class products. Housing 1 to 4 drives and 30 or 50 cartridges, data capacity reaches 4 TB and sustained transfer rates hit 173 GB/hr*. Flexible connectivity offers powerful and innovative methods for attaching to any major operating system as well as to SAN environments. Available DataIQ™ Network Interface facilitates network monitoring and control. Independence in tape technology provides scalable tape storage solutions.

Product Highlights

Scalability
It's tough to predict how fast your data will grow. That's why we designed scalability into the Q4.30/50. You can invest in the library, initially configured with just 30 cartridge cells. And as your data storage needs grow, the library expands to 50 with a simple upgrade kit. Scaling up is easy and can be performed in the field in a matter of minutes.

Universal Load Plate Design
One of many key features in Breece Hill's engineering design is the patented universal load plate on which tape drives are mounted. This allows you to use drives them not only in your Q4.30/50, but in any other Breece Hill library as well by swapping them between libraries in the field.

Drive Independent
Even more important though, Breece Hill's patented universal load plate design allows the library to be drive independent. This means it can support different linear tape drive technologies in the same library. Now you can combine DLT and LTO in the same unit, and seamlessly migrate to new or different linear technologies as your backup needs change.

Embedded Intelligence
Embedded intelligence distinguishes Breece Hill's libraries. The company's patented robotic positioning system consisting of a "learning algorithm" automatically and continuously re-calibrates to compensate for any changes in the library's physical environment. The robot can sense changes in the physical environment and then adjust for those changes, significantly reducing downtime and lowering overall service costs. The library barcode reader generates faster inventory times than other comparable products. Moreover, extensive recovery routines are enabled in a power-out situation. The library not only remembers what it was doing, but completes the action when power is restored, significantly reducing downtime and service costs.

Enterprise Functionality in a Midrange Product
Engineered for remote, centralized network connectivity, the 4.30/50 library offers optional DataIQ™ Network Interface. This feature is the library's network attach architecture built on open standards. A single board computer installed in the options bay and a custom Java applet called Itelań facilitates network monitoring and control via the web, email alerts, or simple network management protocol (SNMP).

Sophisticated Remote Library Management with Data IQ™ Network Interface
From a single computer, you can configure the library, check its status, run diagnostics, operate the library or perform log activities. If you are offsite, just point your web browser to the library's Internet address and manage the library from anywhere in the world. Such efficient control functionality decreases the cost of operation and ultimately decreases the total cost of ownership.

DataIQ™ Network Interface benefits users in a number of ways: increased efficiency among IS personnel, flexible methods of library monitoring and control, software and hardware cost savings, increased library availability, easy remote management, and highly reliable backup and archival.

SAN Connectivity
With the information explosion, it's important to know that the Q4.30/50 provides universal compatibility with any SAN or NAS architecture. So you can be prepared to take your company to the next level of sophistication as your storage goals and priorities change.

Compatibility
Like all Breece Hill libraries, the Q4.30/50 interfaces with any major operating system including UNIX™, Windows NT™, Novell™ and others. Qualified with the leading storage management applications, it affords you great choice and flexibility in your software selection.

Professional Services and Technical Support
We pride ourselves on exceptional, quick-response customer service. We deliver on that by having the most knowledgeable in-house technical support team around. Breece Hill offers various service and maintenance options on each product, and our standard 3 year warranty gives users additional peace of mind. Moreover, our professional services team provides technical analysis and consultation to help you identify storage strategies and implement solutions, taking you where you want to go.

Q6.100back to top:
Proven-Reliable Robotics
Outstanding Price/Performance Value
Drive Independence Supports Mixed Tape Technologies
Easy Library Management
Investment Protection through Scalability
Fibre Channel Connectivity
Sophisticated DataIQ™ Network Interface
High Availability with Maximum Up-time
Compatible with All Major Operating Systems
Qualified with All Leading Storage Software Vendors
3 Year Warranty
Pricing: Call for pricing

Product Overview

Breece Hill Technology's Q6.100 mid-range DLT tape library provides outstanding value with features normally reserved for enterprise class products. Housing 1 to 6 drives and up to 100 cartridges, compressed data capacity reaches 8 TB and sustained transfer rates hit 260 GB/hr.* Flexible connectivity offers powerful and innovative methods for attaching to any major operating system as well as to SAN environments. Available DataIQď Network Interface facilitates network monitoring and control. Independence in tape technology provides scalable tape storage solutions.

Product Highlights

Universal Load Plate Design
One of the many key features in Breece Hill's engineering design is the patented universal load plate on which tape drives are mounted. This allows you to use them not only in your Q6.100, but in any other Breece Hill library as well by swapping them between libraries in the field. The universal load plate feature enables drives to be field replaceable, and protects your investment by enabling you to scale up as your data capacities grow.

Drive Independent
Even more important, Breece Hill's patented universal load plate design allows the library to be drive independent. This means it can support different linear tape drive technologies in the same library. Now you can combine DLT and LTO in the same unit, and seamlessly migrate to new or different linear technologies as your backup needs change.

Embedded Intelligence
Embedded intelligence distinguishes Breece Hill's libraries. The company's patented robotic positioning system consisting of a "learning algorithm" automatically and continuously re-calibrates to compensate for any changes in the library's physical environment. The robot can sense changes in the physical environment and then adjust for those changes, significantly reducing downtime and lowering overall service costs. The library barcode reader generates faster inventory times than other comparable products. Moreover, extensive recovery routines are enabled in a power-out situation. The library not only remembers what it was doing, but completes the action when power is restored, significantly reducing downtime and service costs.

Enterprise Functionality in a Mid-range Product
Engineered for remote, centralized network connectivity, the Q6.100 library offers optional DataIQ™ Network Interface. This feature is the library's network attach architecture built on open standards. A single board computer installed in the options bay and a custom Java applet called Itela™ facilitates network monitoring and control via the web, email alerts, or simple network management protocol (SNMP).

Advanced Remote Library Management with Data IQ™ Network Interface
From a single computer, you can configure the library, check its status, run diagnostics, operate the library or perform log activities. If you are offsite, just point your web browser to the library's Internet address and manage the library from anywhere in the world. Such efficient control functionality decreases the cost of operation and ultimately decreases the total cost of ownership.

With DataIQ™ Network Interface, users benefit from: increased efficiency among IS personnel, flexible methods of library monitoring and control, software and hardware cost savings, increased library availability, easy remote management, and highly reliable backup and archival.

SAN Connectivity With the information explosion, it's important to know that the Q6.100 provides universal compatibility with any SAN or NAS architecture. So you can be prepared to take your company to the next level of sophistication as your storage goals and priorities change.

Easy Library Management
Recognizing that a company's data is its most valuable asset, Breece Hill designed the Q6.100 for secure yet easy data access. A front locking door opens to expose the carousel, robot and media. Drives, power supplies and electronic modules are easily accessed from the rear of the unit, and can be replaced quickly at your site. Maximum uptime and high availability is ensured with power-on exchange of tape drives. A single cartridge import/export comes standard.

Compatibility Like all Breece Hill libraries, the Q6.100 interfaces with all major operating system including UNIX™, Windows NT™, Novell™ and others. Qualified with the leading storage management applications, it affords you great choice and flexibility in your software selection.

Professional Services and Technical Support
We pride ourselves on exceptional, quick-response customer service. We deliver on that by having the most knowledgeable in-house technical support team around. Breece Hill offers various service and maintenance options on each product, and our standard 3 year warranty gives users additional peace of mind. Moreover, our professional services team provides technical analysis and consultation to help you identify storage strategies and implement solutions, taking you where you want to go.

Q6.210/Q9.140back to top:
Proven-Reliable Robotics
Drive Independence Supports Mixed Tape Technologies
Easy Library Management
Investment Protection through Scalability
Fibre Channel Connectivity
Sophisticated DataIQ™ Connectivity
High Availability
Compatible with all Major Operating Systems
Qualified by All Leading Storage Software Vendors
3 Year Warranty
Pricing: Call for pricing

Product Overview

Breece Hill Technology's Q6.210 and Q9.140 DLT tape libraries represent two of the company's enterprise-class models. The six drive, 210 cartridge library offers throughput rates of 260 GB/hr and data capacity of 16.8 TB with compression.* The nine drive, 140 cartridge library generates throughput rates of 388 GB/hr, and data capacity of 11.2 TB with compression.* Designed for large, distributed, open system implementations, the Q6.210 and Q9.140 offer flexible connectivity for attaching to any SAN environment. Standard DataIQ™ Network Interface supports remote network monitoring and control of the tape automation process. Independence in tape technology provides scalable data storage solutions. In both of these libraries, you'll find powerful storage solutions supported by innovative and proven-reliable engineering features.

Product Highlights

Advanced Network Connectivity
Engineered for remote, centralized network connectivity, the Q6.210 and Q9.140 libraries offer Breece Hill's DataIQ™ Network Interface. This standard feature is the library's network attach architecture built on open standards. A single board computer mounted on the front door and a custom Java applet called Itela,ń facilitate network monitoring and control via the web, email alerts, or simple network management protocol (SNMP).

Sophisticated Operator Interface
Library control and operation is simplified with a color LCD touch screen mounted on the front door. Here you can configure the library, check its status, run diagnostics, operate the library or perform log activities. If you are offsite, just point your web browser to the library's Internet address and manage the library from anywhere in the world. Such efficient control functionality decreases the cost of operation and ultimately decreases the total cost of ownership.

With DataIQ™ Network Interface, users benefit from: increased efficiency among IS personnel, flexible methods of library monitoring and control, software and hardware cost savings, increased library availability, easy remote management, and highly reliable backup and archival.

SAN Connectivity
With the information explosion, it's important to know that the Q6.210 and Q9.140 libraries provide universal compatibility with any SAN or NAS architecture. So you can be prepared to take your company to the next level of sophistication as your storage goals and priorities change.

Universal Load Plate Design
One of many key features of Breece Hill's engineering design is the patented universal load plate on which tape drives are mounted. This allows you to use drives not only in your Q6.210 and Q9.140, but in any other Breece Hill library as well by swapping them in and out in the field. The universal load plate enables the drive to be field replaceable, and protects your investment by enabling you to scale up as your data capacities grow.

Drive Independent
Even more important, the universal load plate allows the library to be drive independent. This means it can support two different tape drive technologies in the same library. Now you can combine DLT and LTO in the same unit, and seamlessly migrate to new or different linear technologies as your backup needs change.

Embedded Intelligence
Embedded intelligence is a distinguishing feature of Breece Hill's libraries. The company's patented robotic positioning system consisting of a "learning algorithm" automatically and continuously re-calibrates to compensate for any changes in the library's physical environment. The robot can sense changes in the physical environment and then adjust for those changes, significantly reducing downtime and lowering overall service costs.

The library barcode reader generates faster inventory times than other comparable products. Moreover, extensive recovery routines are enabled in a power-out situation. The library not only remembers what it was doing, but completes the action when power is restored, significantly reducing downtime and service costs.

Easy Library Management
Knowing that the customer's data is their most valuable asset, Breece Hill engineers designed the Q6.210 and Q9.140 for easy access to all tape drives, cartridges and robotics through a lockable front door. This easy access protects the integrity of the user's data by allowing the operator to manually remove cartridges containing mission critical data in the event of a power outage. Drives, power supplies and electronic modules are easily accessed from the rear of the unit, and can be replaced quickly at you site.

Maximum uptime and high availability is ensured in Breece Hill libraries with continuous access to data through redundant load-sharing power supplies, and power-on exchange of tape drives. An optional 30 cartridge locking import-export simplifies media handling and offers additional security for information sensitive backup.

Scalability
It's tough to predict how fast your data will grow. That's why we designed scalability into the Q6.210 and Q9.140. When the need arises to increase your data storage the Q6.210 or Q9.140 can be field upgraded to either the Q12.420, Q15.350 or Q18.280. This protects your investment and instantly doubles your capacity and throughput through a simple field upgrade.

Compatibility Like all Breece Hill libraries, the Q6.210 and Q9.140 interface with any major operating system including UNIX™, Windows NT™, Novell™ and others. They are qualified with all leading storage management applications affording you great choice and flexibility in your software selection.

Professional Services and Technical Support
We pride ourself on exceptional, quick-response customer service. We deliver on that by having the most knowledgeable in-house technical support team around. Breece Hill offers various service and maintenance options on each product, and our standard 3 year warranty gives users additional peace of mind. Moreover, our professional services team provides technical analysis and consultation to help you identify storage strategies and implement solutions, taking you where you want to go.

Q12.420/Q15.350/Q18.280back to top:
Proven-Reliable Robotics
Drive Independence Supports Mixed Technologies
Easy Library Management
Investment Protection through Scalability
Fibre Channel Connectivity
Sophisticated DataIQ™ Connectivity
Browser-based, Web-connected Command and Control
High Availability
Compatible with all Major Operating Systems
Expansive Software Qualification
3 Year Warranty
Pricing: Call for pricing

Product Overview

When it comes to data intensive applications, Breece Hill Technologies' enterprise line of libraries provide high performance storage and back up solutions with maximum data capacity and transfer rates. Flexible connectivity offers powerful and innovative methods for attaching to SAN environments. Standard Data IQ™ architecture facilitates network management and control of the tape automation process. Tape technology independence provides scalable tape storage solutions. Engineered for large, distributed, open-system environments, the Q12.420, Q15.350 and Q18.280 tape libraries leverage proven automation designs while incorporate cutting-edge innovations that vastly increase their functionality.

You can determine the most appropriate library for your company depending on your back up window and the amount of on-line data capacity desired. The 12 drive, 420 cartridge unit provides massive storage with 33.6 TB capacity and transfers 518 GB/hr compressed data*. The 18 drive, 280 cartridge unit features the fastest transfer rates with 778 GB/hr and offers 22.4 TB capacity with compression*. Or, for a blend of the two, the 15 drive, 350 cartridge library offers 28 TB capacity and transfers 648 GB/hr data with compression*. In any of these libraries though, you'll find reliability and high availability that every IS manager needs.

Product Highlights

Universal Load Plate Design
One of many key features in Breece Hill's engineering design is the patented universal load plate on which tape drives are mounted. This allows you to use drives not only in your Q12.420, Q15.350 and Q18.280, but in any other Breece Hill library as well by swapping them in and out in the field. The universal load plate enables the drive to be field replaceable, and protects your investment by enabling you to scale up as your data capacities grow.

Drive Independent
Even more important, the universal load plate allows the library to be drive independent. This means it can support two different tape drive technologies in the same library. Now you can combine DLT and LTO in the same unit, and seamlessly migrate to new or different linear technologies as your backup needs change.

Advanced Network Connectivity
Engineered for remote, centralized network connectivity, the Q12.420, Q15.350 and Q18.280 libraries offer Breece Hill's DataIQ™ Network Interface. This standard feature is the library's network attach architecture built on open standards. A single board computer mounted on the front door and a custom Java applet called Itela,ń facilitate network monitoring and control via the web, email alerts, or simple network management protocol (SNMP).

Sophisticated Operator Interface
Library control and operation is simplified with a color LCD touch screen mounted on the front door. Here you can configure the library, check its status, run diagnostics, operate the library or perform log activities. If you are offsite, just point your web browser to the library's Internet address and manage the library from anywhere in the world. Such efficient control functionality decreases the cost of operation and ultimately decreases the total cost of ownership.

With DataIQ™ Network Interface, users benefit from: increased efficiency among IS personnel, flexible methods of library monitoring and control, software and hardware cost savings, increased library availability, easy remote management, and highly reliable backup and archival.

SAN Connectivity
With the information explosion, it's important to know that the Q12.420, Q15.350 and Q18.280 libraries provide universal compatibility with any SAN or NAS architecture. So you can be prepared to take your company to the next level of sophistication as your storage goals and priorities change.

Embedded Intelligence
Embedded intelligence is a distinguishing feature of Breece Hill's libraries. The company's patented robotic positioning system consisting of a "learning algorithm" automatically and continuously re-calibrates to compensate for any changes in the library's physical environment. The robot can sense changes in the physical environment and then adjust for those changes, significantly reducing downtime and lowering overall service costs.

The library barcode reader generates faster inventory times than other comparable products. Moreover, extensive recovery routines are enabled in a power-out situation. The library not only remembers what it was doing, but completes the action when power is restored, significantly reducing downtime and service costs.

Easy Library Management
Knowing that the customer's data is their most valuable asset, Breece Hill engineers designed the Q12.420, Q15.350 and Q18.280 for maximum uptime and high availability that is ensured through power-on exchange of tape drives. Users have easy access to tape drives, cartridges and robotics through a lockable front door. Such accessibility protects the integrity of the data by allowing the operator to manually remove cartridges containing mission critical data in the event of a power outage. Drives, power supplies and electronic modules are easily accessed from the rear of the unit, and can be replaced quickly on-site.

Maximum uptime and high availability is ensured in Breece Hill libraries with continuous access to data through redundant load-sharing power supplies, and power-on exchange of tape drives. An optional 30 cartridge locking import-export simplifies media handling and offers additional security for information sensitive backup.

Compatibility Like all Breece Hill libraries, the enterprise line interfaces with any major operating system including UNIX™, Windows NT™, Novell™ and others. They are qualified all leading storage management applications affording you great choice and flexibility in your software selection.

Professional Services and Technical Support
We pride ourselves on exceptional, quick-response customer service. We deliver on that by having the most knowledgeable in-house technical support team around. Breece Hill offers various service and maintenance options on each product, and our standard 3 year warranty gives users additional peace of mind. Moreover, our professional services team provides technical analysis and consultation to help you identify storage strategies and implement solutions, taking you where you want to go.

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