The ultimate tool for on set backup: SymplyDIT LTO

SymplyDIT LTO is a unique full-featured archive and transfer system designed specifically for on-set and DIT use with features that can enhance every production and post production pipeline.

SymplyDIT LTO is based on our advanced desktop SymplyPRO LTO product line featuring a rugged metal alloy enclosure, whisper-quiet fan, and premium power supply. Then we added multi-access technology that combines docking support for Atomos media along with any 2.5” SSD for fast all-in-one DIT operations.

Unlike others, this is not a repurposed LTO DIT system or a highly design-compromised tape product. The SymplyDIT LTO was designed by working with media professionals and hearing their needs and wants. We took what they asked for, added high-quality components, and SymplyDIT LTO was born.

Each SymplyDIT LTO system includes two Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy chaining, and fast device charging. They also include a SAS expansion port and SAS host connectivity port in case you need to connected other SAS devices to your Thunderbolt-equipped computer, or use it with a non-Thunderbolt workstation

All SymplyDIT LTO configurations feature Linear Tape File System (LTFS) support. Allowing simple drag and drop file operation similar to a conventional hard drive. LTFS can reduce the need for backup or archive software, and allows users to easily interchange data using LTO cartridges or copying data to and from hard drives or SSDs.

Configurations are available with LTO-7, LTO-8 and LTO-9 half-height drives, and now the latest full height LTO-9 drive with native 18TB raw capacity and read/write speeds of up to 400MB/s. A perfect match for offloading camera cards and SSDs.

SymplyDIT LTO includes the feature rich SymplyATOM (Advanced Tape Operations and Management) software that makes operation and maintenance easy. SymplyDIT LTO systems are also compatible with popular backup and archive utilities for macOS and Windows including YoYotta LTFS, Hedge Canister, Xendata, Tiger Technology Bridge, Retrospect and Archiware P5.

Features and Benefits

  • Desktop design combines LTO tape and removable 2.5” SSD for fast all-in-one DIT storage operations
  • Dock Atomos Master caddies and SSDs from Hyperdeck Shuttle
  • LTO- 7, LTO-8, and LTO-9 configurations in desktop to meet every user need
  • Advanced metal alloy enclosure with whisper quiet fan and premium power supply for unmatched reliability
  • SymplyATOM management and operations software is included with every system for simplified common management tasks and complete easy maintenance
  • All products ship with data and cleaning cartridge
  • 2m (6.5ft) Active Thunderbolt 3 Cable included
  • Kensington Lock
  • SymplyLOCK
  • Optional ruggedized carry case for desktop chassis and LTO modules
  • Supports LTFS and AES 256-bit encryption
  • All products have a standard three year warranty with option upgrade to five years

All dual drive desktop designs from Symply feature Symply CableLess technology – a unique design that allows for the easy removal of LTO drives, making them highly serviceable and easy to upgradeable. So you can start with one LTO in your desktop system and add an additional drive in a matter of seconds, without even having to power the system off. Likewise for servicing, if in the unlikely event of a drive failure, the failed drive can be removed without the need to power off the whole system, and only the failed drive need be returned for repair. Simple.

Technical Specifications

Product Name

Form Factor



Host Interface

Expansion Interface

Dims D x W x H cm/inWeight Kg/Lbs

Power Supply




HH LTO-7, LTO-8 & LTO-9

2 x Thunderbolt3 &
1 x SAS SFF-8088

SAS SFF-8644

27.5 x 21.1 x 9.2 cm
11 x 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 in
3.8 KG
8.4 lb

Internal 200W (110V~240V)
Typical 136W



1 or 2

HH LTO-7, LTO-8 & LTO-9

2 x Thunderbolt3 &
1 x SAS SFF-8088

SAS SFF-8644

30.0 x 21.1 x 13.6 cm
12 x 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in
5.5 KG

Internal 200W (110V~240V)
Typical 171W





2 x Thunderbolt3 &
1 x SAS  SFF-8088

SAS SFF-8644

30.0 x 21.1 x 13.6 cm
12 x 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in
6.7 KG

Internal 200W (110V~240V)
Typical 136W

Performance & Capacity

Drive Type

Media Type

Native / Compressed

Native / Compressed Capacity

LTO-9 Full Height


400 / 900MB/Sec

18 / 45TB

LTO-9 Half Height


300 / 750MB/Sec

18 / 45TB

LTO-8 Half Height


300 / 750MB/Sec

12 / 30TB

LTO-7 Half Height


300 / 750MB/Sec

6 / 15TB


LTO Type

Half Height

Full Height (LTO-9)

MTBF (Hours)

250,000 @ 100% duty cycle

250,000 @ 100% duty cycle


100,000 cycles

100,000 cycles

Load / Unload Cycles

80,000 cycles

300,000 cycles

Environmental (LTO-9)





15 to 35 C (59 to 95 F)

20% to 80% (non-condensing)

3048m (10,000 ft)


-40 to 60 C (-40 to 140 F) excludes media

10% to 90% (non-condensing)

12192m (40,000 ft)

Operating System Support

Thunderbolt 3 InterfaceSAS Interface

macOS 10.13 and later / Microsoft Windows 10, Window Server 2016 and 2019

Microsoft Windows, RHEL 7.8 & 8.2, SLES 12, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, macOS

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