MagStor - DUAL LTO8 12TB Thunderbolt 3 Tape Drive LTO-8




The First Certified Thunderbolt 3™ Tape Drive in the World!

The MagStor TRB3-HL8/8 features DUAL LTO8 tape 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 LTO8 tape drive for 12TB of native capacity.  

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




  • 2x 12TB LTO8 Tape Drives
  • 300 MB/s Read/Write Speeds
  • LTFS Compatible Drag & Drop
  • 30 Year LTO Media Archive Life 
  • Built-in PSU, no bulky adapters needed
  • 2x Front Facing Thunderbolt™ 3 Ports
  • 3 Year Warranty




  • 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


Tape Drive:

  • Two LTO8 Tape drives with up to 300 MB/sec native transfer rate


Data Cartridge:

  • Read/Write LTO8 data cartridge; 12TB native storage capacity
  • Read/Write LTO7 data cartridge; 6TB 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) / 15.5 lbs


Software Compatibility:

  • Quantum LTFS (Free)  supports just one drive at a time
  • PreRollPost
  • myLTO
  • StorageDNA
  • Third-Party LTFS-enhanced archive/backup software
  • Third-Party TAR based backup software, Acronis etc.




    • One desktop DUAL LTO8 tape drive enclosure with two Thunderbolt™ 3 front-facing interface ports
    • 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