The innovative StorageTek SL3000 modular library system lets you grow your tape automation environment at your own pace. Its open design offers true mixed media, logical and physical partitioning capabilities, advanced management, and high availability features, so you can consolidate mainframe and open systems environments while minimizing power, space, and operating costs.

The intent of the power calculator is to provide guidance for estimating the electrical and heat loads for typical operating conditions. It should not be used to calculate power or HVAC requirements. Instead, please use the appropriate site planning guide to allow for proper allowances.

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Item Quantity Notes
Base Library Robotic package(s)
Each package includes one robot, one CAP, one Electronic Control Module (HBC, HBT, LIB/LIA and 2 fans), and single library power supply
Additional Robot
Add up to an additional one robot per package
Additional Cartridge Access Port (CAP)
Add up to an additional 9 CAPs per package
Access Expansion Module (AEM)
Add up to 2 AEMs per package
Operator Panel
Each package can support up to one optional Operator Panel
Internal Network Ethernet Switches
Add up to 4 Internal Network Ethernet Switches per package
Tape Drive Trays
Note: Tape Drive Tray includes library-to-drive controller card (HBD), drive DC-to-DC power supply, fans (if applicable), and the drive itself.
Select number of Tape Drives (Min 0, Max 56 Total per package)
Select number of Tape Drives (Min 0, Max 56 Total per package)
Select number of Tape Drives (Min 0, Max 56 Total per package)
Sample Results
Idle Power
Max Power
Total Power of System   (Watts)
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Total Power of System   (BTU/HR)
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Notices and Disclaimers

You MUST allow electrical and cooling headroom for unforeseen circumstances, component upgrades, and increased computational loads. Please allow for worst-case power conditions. Actual power consumption will vary from the sample workload used in the power calculator. These include, but are not limited to, the factors below. Each of these factors may cause significant differences in power consumption:

  • Actual workload and its fluctuations
  • Ambient temperature
  • Cooling patterns
  • Excessive inlet temperature
  • Humidity
  • Operating systems features
  • Power management settings

The "Max Operating Power (35°C)" results shown represent the power consumption measurements with CPUs at 100% utilization and with DE3 Disk Trays at 35C° ambient temperature. The "Typical Power" results represent power consumption measurements taken when system booted and stabilized, yet running at minimal utilization. Sample results shown are representative of measurements taken with room temperatures below 25°C. System power can vary depending upon hardware/software configurations and environmental conditions. For precise results, actual measurements based upon the exact hardware/software/environmental conditions are recommended.

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