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StackMaster Many-to-One Automated LTO Tape Migration, Cloning and Archival Solution
Many-to-One Automated LTO Tape Migration, Cloning and Archival Solution
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StackMaster is the latest member of the StorageHeaven family of Data Tape Migration, Cloning and Archival Solutions. This solution appliance was designed to migrate multiple older LTO tapes to a single new LTO tape format, such as LTO-7, LTO-8 or LTO-9, utilizing the maximum capacity of the newer larger tapes.

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StackMaster Many-to-One Automated LTO Tape Migration, Cloning and Archival Solution

The StackMaster continues Storage Heaven’s legacy of high-performance, reliable and easy-to-use LTO cloning, migration and archival solution. The fully featured standalone device provides unattended LTO tape cloning of 12, 24, or 48 source LTO tapes in one session to a single LTO-7, LTO-8 or LTO-9 stacked tape when paired with a compatible Tape Library. A minimum of 120 LTO-1 source tape media with 100GB capacity stacks on to a single LTO-8 or 180 on to a single LTO-9 tape media.

The ideally suited for any organization that have an archive of Legacy LTO tapes and have a need to refresh these tapes onto the latest LTO tape technology. This 2U rackmount solution features a blazing fast cloning speed of up to 360 MB/sec (native) and 750 MB/sec (compressed), and can be easily managed via a web browser.


  • Refreshing older generations of LTO tapes onto newer generations such as high capacity LTO-7, LTO-8 or LTO-9.
  • Reduction in the physical space required to store your tapes onsite or offsite.
  • Reduction in the tape storage fees with third party companies such as Iron Mountain.
  • No need to maintain old hardware for older legacy tapes.
  • Supports all generations of LTO tapes.
  • Extending the shelf life of you data tape archive by at least another 20-30 years.
  • Migrating your media onto LTO-9 will provide the lowest cost per TB of any media on the market today.
  • Very easy to use and maintain - no training required.
  • Easy tape management via barcode.
  • Utilizes maximum bandwidth of the LTO tape drives with speeds exceeding 300MB/sec (native).
  • Automated “lights out” operation with 12, 24 and 48 source tape slots.

High Performance Migration and Archiving. The StackMaster migrates your source tapes at highest speeds efficiently and effortlessly. Simply insert your write protected masters and one or more write enabled new blank tapes, then select migrate mode and your stack of master tapes will be archived onto larger LTO tape format such as LTO-8 or LTO-9.

How many Tapes can a LTO-8 or LTO-9 Tape Cartridge Hold?

Legacy Source Tape Types
Amount of Source Tapes Fitting
On Each LTO-8 Tape Cartridge
Amount of Source Tapes Fitting
On Each LTO-9 Tape Cartridge
LTO-1 120 180
LTO-2 60 90
LTO-3 30 45
LTO-4 15 22
LTO-5 8 12
LTO-6 4 7
LTO-7 2 3

Key Features

Round the clock migration. The StackMaster will migrate from older generation LTO tapes to the latest Ultrium technology with lights out operation. User only needs to unload and reload on average once every 24-48 hours.

Unattended Cloning. Load up to 48 tapes into source tape library and initiate the migration process from the browser based remote management interface (RMI).

Offline Operation. StackMaster runs independent of your backup server and does not require a computer or application software.

Operating Modes. scan source media, scan target media, import media, export media, audit log report, and diagnostics.

Plug and Play Operation. As a "plug-n-play" solution, simply plug in, load tapes and start the the migration and cloning process from your browser. The StackMaster clones tapes on a bit-for-bit basis, meaning it can duplicate any tape (i.e. WinTel, LINUX/UNIX™, Apple®, IBM®, Oracle®, HP® minis and mainframes, and more) with 100% accuracy every time. It doesn't matter what kind of data is on the original master, the replicator’'s job is to make sure all the data is transferred accurately from each source tape to the stacked/destination tape.

Continuous Operation/Bad Tape Handling. StackMaster will automatically identify and isolate any defective source LTO tape cartridge during operation and will not require operator intervention in order to complete job.

100% Barcode Label Support. Built-in media scan and barcode scan feature ensuring you have an organized and painless workflow especially during your large projects.

Encrypted LTO Tapes. StackMaster allows the user to to perform duplication or migration of software encrypted tapes easily and seamlessly by using a bit-for-bit cloning process.

Future Proof Your Investment. StackMaster is ready for your project today and for future projects as well. Migrate or clone your source LTO tapes now and within two years you can upgrade your drive(s) and migrate again to more modern technology without making any other investment in hardware and or software.

Field Upgradeable Firmware. No need to ship your duplicator back to us to upgrade to the latest. StackMaster is upgradeable via built-in USB port. A firmware file is only an email away.

Diagnostic Operation. StackMaster comes with a built-in self diagnostic feature that checks system components and verifies all are in working order and can be run at any time.

Table Standalone Manual Systems. Don’t need automation? No problem. StorageHeaven also manufactures manual standalone tabletop systems. These units are portable enough to be shared within departments or can be easily shipped across the country for a project.

Universal Power Supply. The new TapeMaster features an auto-switching, 115V-230V universal power supply that can be used anywhere worldwide. Because the power supply is built in, you can use it in a rack (rack-mountable configurations) or on a tabletop without having to worry about an external power brick.

Applications For Various Markets. Just a few of the most popular uses and users of the TapeMaster cloning and migration systems include content archive and distribution for Digital Cinema, Government Agencies (i.e. Navy, Army, Air Force, Aerospace), Medical Imaging (i.e. EMR, PACS, DICOM), Information Technology, Digital Forensics, Mining, Video Production, Oil/Gas Exploration (Seismic) and Broadcast Industry.

StorageHeaven is now listed among top LTO solutions providers, developers and manufactures by LTO.ORG alliance.


System Type: Standard 19" Rackmount (2U)
Supported Tapes: All LTO Generations - Read/Write
Tape Interface Technology: 6/12 Gb/sec Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Number of Tape Drives: Two - one master and one target
Number of Master Tape Slots: 12, 24 or 48 in source tape library
Number of Target Tape: 1 target/stacked tape external drive
Hard Disk Drive Included: None (not applicable for this device)
Volatile Cache Memory: 16 Megabytes (SDRAM)
Non-Volatile Cache Memory: None (no duplication data permanently stored in device)
4 line by 20 character LCD with 6 push button keypad
Remote Management Via Web Browser
Supported Data: All File Systems, Operating Systems and Backup Software Supported Including All LTFS Formats
Reliability: 2,000,000 MCBF (mean cycles between failures); Less than 5 minutes MTTR (mean time to repair)
Operating Environment: Temperature 10 °C to 38 °C (50 °F to 100 °F), Humidity 20% to 80% (non-condensing) and Maximum Altitude 3,048 m (10,000 ft)
Weight: 45 lbs (24 slots) or 57 lbs (48 slots)
Power Input Requirements: 100 VAC / 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
Power Consumption: Less than 450 Watts
Warranty: One Year Limited
In The Box:

USA Power Cords
User's Guide
TapeMaster Control Unit (2U)
24 Slot Robotics (2U) or 48 Slot Robotics 3U (Optional)

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