Sun StorEdge L280 Tape Library

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Sun StorEdge L280 Tape Library

Sun StorEdge L280 Tape Library Overview


Capacity and Performance

Number of DLT7000 tape drives
Number of cartridges
Up to 8 (6-cartridge removable magazine and 2 fixed slots)
Use all slots for data cartridges, or reserve one for a cleaning cartridge
Cartridge capacity
35 GB (up to 70 GB with 2:1 compression)
Autoloader capacity
280 GB (up to 560 GB with 2:1 compression)
Autoloader throughput
18 GB/hour (up to 36 GB/hour with 2:1 compression)
Drive transfer rate
5 MB/sec (up to 10 MB/sec with 2:1 compression)

Communication Interfaces

Host to autoloader
Electrical: Differential SCSI-2 "P" fast/wide, 68-pin Micro D female SCSI-2 medium changer command set
Host to tape drive
Electrical: Differential SCSI-2 "P" fast/wide, 68-pin Micro D female SCSI-2 medium changer command set

Autoloader Diagnostics

Control Panel
16-character 2-line LCD status display
Select switches to scroll menu items
LED indicator light (operational/fault status)

Power Input

Power Cord
Standard AC cord with hot-neutral-ground system (single phase)
50-60 Hz at 100-240 VAC (auto-selectable)
Maximum power
120 W

Power Consumption

Standby Average running
100-127 V, 1.8 amps
220-240 V, 0.9 amps


10(o) C to 40(o) C (50(o) F to 104(o) F)
20% to 80% relative humidity, noncondensing
-40(o) C to 66(o) C (-40(o) F to 151(o) F)
10% to 95% relative humidity, noncondensing


Meets or exceeds the following requirements:
UL 1950 Listed, CSA C22.2 No. 950, TUV EN 60950,
C-Tick, GOST (available in May 1998)
FCC Part 15B Class B, CE Mark, VCCI Class 2 VDE 0871/6.78, CSA-C108.8

Robotics Reliability

200,000 power-on hours
200,000 swaps (load/unload cycles)
Less than 30 minutes

Dimensions and Weights

Rack-mount unit: 17.7 cm (6.97 in.)
Stand-alone desktop unit: 18.7 cm (7.35 in.)
Rack-mount unit: 22 cm (8.65 in.)
Stand-alone desktop unit: 22.6 cm (8.9 in.)
Rack-mount unit: 55.9 cm (22 in.)
Stand-alone desktop unit: 55.9 cm (22 in.)
Rack-mount unit: 12.5 kg (27.5 lb.) with 1 DLT7000 drive
Stand-alone desktop unit: 14.3 kg (31.5 lb.) with 1 DLT7000 drive


Express Computer Systems state-of-the-art engineering lab and certified technicians will make sure that your Sun StorEdge L280 Tape Library is tested rigorously and in perfect working condition. To back it up, we carry a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all of our used and refurbished gear, in addition to one of the industries best warranties.

Shipping Policy

We stock all of our products. Items are fully tested and professionally packaged to ensure functionality on arrival.

The StorEdge L280 will ship the same day if the order is received with sufficient testing and packaging time.

*Alaska and Hawaii customers, please contact us for a shipping quote.

Shipping Methods

We ship via Fedex. Next Day and expedited shipping services are available. Please contact us for a quote to upgrade shipping.

We can also ship via UPS or FedEx on your account number. Other freight and carrier services are available, please contact us at to make arrangements.

Pickup & Delivery

Local customers may also arrange for pickup or delivery of items.

Net Terms

Approved Educational, Government, and Corporate customers may submit a purchase order to purchase the StorEdge L280.

Please contact us and we will FAX or Email you a credit application.

Finance & Leasing Options

We have solutions to help you finance your purchase. Please contact us at to learn more about our finance and leasing options.

Credit Card

To pay via credit card, please call us at (800) 327-0730


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Wire Transfer

International buyers must pay via Wire Transfer.

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Business and Personal Checks must clear prior to shipment.