MagStor Thunderbolt 3 LTO Drive


MagStor LTO Drives are the first Certified Thunderbolt 3™ Tape Drive in the World and are Apple and Intel Certified for MAC and PC.

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MagStor Thunderbolt 3 LTO Drive

Available with either 1 or 2 LTO-7 or LTO-8 Drives and equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, MagStor Thunderbolt 3 LTO Drives allow to to backup and restore your archive on the latest Mac’s and PC’s

The MagStor Thunderbolt 3 LTO Drives feature one LTO-7 or LTO-8 tape drive with a 3.5″ SATA HDD, or two LTO drives, connected via a Thunderbolt™ 3 / USB-C port as a convenient connection to your desktop MAC or PC computer. Taking advantage of LTFS (Linear Tape File System), users can easily drag and drop files to and from an LTO tape drive for 6TB to 12TB of native capacity.

Thunderbolt™ 3 devices are fully backwards compatible with previous generations of Thunderbolt™ technology. We recommend the Apple MMEL2AM/A adaptor for those using older Thunderbolt™ ports.


  • One or Two LTO-8 or LTO-7 Tape Drives
  • Up To 300MB/s Read/Write Speeds
  • 3.5″ HDD Tray-less Hot-Swap Dock on Single LTO models
  • LTFS Compatible Drag & Drop
  • 30 Year LTO Media Archive Life
  • Built-in PSU, no bulky adaptors needed
  • 2 x Front Facing Thunderbolt™ 3 Ports
  • 3 Year Warranty

Technical Specifications


Two Thunderbolt™ 3 front-facing 40 Gb/s interface ports allowing connection to a MAC or PC with a Thunderbolt™ 3 compatible USB-C Port

LTO-8 Drive Data Cartridge Support:

Read/Write LTO-8 data cartridge; 12TB native storage capacity
Read/Write LTO-7 data cartridge; 6TB native storage capacity

LTO-7 Drive Data Cartridge Support:

Read/Write LTO-7 data cartridge; 6TB native storage capacity
Read/Write LTO-6 data cartridge; 2.5TB native storage capacity
Read Only LTO-5 data cartridge; 1.5TB native storage capacity

Power Supply:

100/240 VAC 50/60 Hz Auto-sensing

Dimensions & Weight:

13.4 x 5.8 x 6.8 inches (L x H x W) / 12.7 lbs

Software Compatibility:

Quantum LTFS (Free)
YoYotta LTFS
Third-Party LTFS-enhanced archive/backup software
Third-Party TAR based backup software, Acronis etc.


  • One or Two Desktop LTO-7 or LTO-8 tape drives with two Thunderbolt™ 3 front-facing interface ports
  • 3.5″ SATA HDD Hot-Swap Dock (Single LTO Drive Models)
  • One 2 Meter MagStor (Intel Certified) Thunderbolt™ 3 Active 40 Gb/s cable
  • One US power cable
  • USB Stick with MagStor Related Drivers & Software Demos
  • Three-year warranty

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