When both your budget and your storage capacity is being squeezed, look no further than the NEOs T48. The NEOs T48 packs up to 1.4PB of backup and archive capacity in a compact 4U form factor, making it an ideal storage solution for data centers where space is at a premium. Designed for environments where data storage challenges extend beyond simple capacity requirements, the NEOs T48 includes multi-drive support, redundant power, and the ability to partition the library into 4 smaller libraries.


With This Product You Can...

  • Affordably backup or archive up to 1.4PB of data
  • Effortlessly manage your backup and archive processes from anywhere in the world
  • Add tape drives as needed for increased performance and enhanced efficiency




  • Encryption
  • Remote Management
  • Removable Cartridge Magazines
  • Upgradable Tape Drives
  • Partitioning 




  • Encryption-enabled for increased data security
  • FIPS 140-2 approved
  • Easily integrates with data center ISV applications 


Remote Management

NEO Series remote management provides intelligent, proactive administration and monitoring of the tape library, tape drives and media, ensuring a seamless backup and archive process. 



  • 10/100-BaseT Ethernet connection
  • Provides tape drive and tape cartridge status information
  • Enables remote configuration activities
  • Alerts user to unusual/suspicious activity that may affect the backup/archive process via email or SNMP traps
  • Enables remote firmware upgrades
  • Provides remote diagnostics capabilities


Why You Need It...

  • Provides convenient and reliable management of the backup/archive process from anywhere in the world

Removable Cartridge Magazines

NEO Series removable cartridge magazines provide effortless media handling for loading/unloading of cartridges while facilitating off-line storage for disaster recovery purposes. 



  • Allows users to conveniently add/remove cartridges in their NEO library
  • Provides easy off-line handling of multiple cartridges
  • Enables convenient off-line/off-site storage of cartridges for disaster recovery purpose
  • Ensures more efficient media handling both inside and outside of a NEO Series library


Why You Need It...

  • Reduces administrative overhead by making media handling more efficient and reliable 

Upgradable Tape Drives

Avoid those dreaded forklift upgrades when new tape technologies become available. With NEO Series libraries, you can upgrade your drives and media on the fly. Installing and removing tape drives in is quick and easy. LTO drives maintain backward compatibility to previous generation tapes, so you won’t orphan any data during the upgrade process. This approach not only protects your investment, but also minimizes administrative overhead, and reduces service/maintenance costs. 



  • Users can easily remove/replace tape drives to provide effortless upgrades to next-generation tape drive technologies
  • Downtime costs are eliminated by enabling end user replacement of tape drives (no waiting for a service tech to show up)
  • Tape drives can easily be added to existing tape libraries for increased performance and efficiency
  • Tape drives can be interchanged between NEO libraries for increased investment protection


Why You Need It...

  • Protects your original library investment and reduces administrative overhead 



NEO Series partitioning capability allows you to configure a single physical library into multiple virtual libraries. 



  • Improves efficiency of the backup/archive process by enabling multi-tasking within the same library
  • Enables you to configure a single NEO library to interface with different backup servers, regardless of their connectivity type (SCSI, SAS, FC, etc.)
  • Protects your investment by allowing you to simultaneously use a single NEO library with a variety of backup software applications


Why You Need It...

  • To maximize efficiency and improve cost of ownership


NEOs T48 Specifications
# of tape cartridge slots 48
# of tape drives 1-4
# of mail slots 3
Tape drives supported LTO-8, LTO-7, LTO-6, LTO-5
Minimum Capacity LTO-8: 576TB
LTO-7: 288TB
LTO-6: 120TB
LTO-5: 72.0TB
Maximum Capacity LTO-8: 1.4PB
LTO-7: 720TB
LTO-6: 300TB
LTO-5: 144TB
Minimum data transfer rate LTO-8: 4.3TB/hr
LTO-7: 4.3TB/hr
LTO-6: 576GB/hr
LTO-5: 504GB/hr
Maximum data transfer rate LTO-7: 10.8TB/hr
LTO-7: 10.8TB/hr
LTO-6: 5.8TB/hr
LTO-5: 4.0TB/hr
Interfaces 6Gb SAS, 8Gb FC
Connectors Mini-SAS, LC optical FC
Form Factor 4U
Dimensions (inches) 6.9"(h) x 17.6"(w) x 29.13"(d)
Dimensions (mm) 175.3mm x 447.0mm x 739.9mm
Weight (pounds - unpackaged) 47 / 21.31kg
Avg. cartridge swap time 45 seconds
Inventory time 2:15 minutes
Power Requirements 312 watts (max)
Input Requirements 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
Humidity (non-condensing; operating) 10% to 80%
Temperature range (operating) 50° to 113° F (10° to 45° C)
Reliability >2,000,000 MCBF (robotic load/unload cycles)
Standard Warranty NEO S-Series libraries include one-year OverlandCare Bronze Support Coverage, which includes 5x9 telephone support and advanced parts replacement.