See Figure 1 for the physical specifications of the
Table 1. Physical characteristics of the Diamondback Model L9A
Frame Height (without Top Rack)
2025 mm (79.72 in)
Frame Height (with Top Rack) 1
2295 mm (90.35 in)
600 mm (23.62 in)
1225 mm (48.22 in)
Empty Weight of Frame (without Top Rack) 2
413 kg (908 lb)
Empty Weight of Frame (with Top Rack) 1,2
438 kg (964 lb)
Fully Loaded Weight of Frame (without Top Rack) 3
785 kg (1,727 lb)
Fully Loaded Weight of Frame (with Top Rack) 3,4
879 kg (1,933 lb)
A Top Rack can optionally be installed on any IBM® Diamondback tape library, which adds 5U of configurable rack space. Each
optional IBM supplied PDU adds 4.5 kg (10 lbs).
The empty weight of the frame assumes that no tape drives or tape cartridges are installed, and
the optional Top Rack is also empty.
The fully loaded weight assumes the maximum number of LTO-9 tape drives (14) and LTO tape
cartridges (1548) are installed. The weight of each tape drive is 3.4 kg (7.5 lbs) and the weight of
each import/export magazine is 3.6 kg (8 lbs). In addition, the weight of each tape cartridge is 0.2
kg (0.44 lbs).
The optional Top Rack contains up to 5U of configurable rack space. Each U of space can
accommodate up to 13.63 kg (30 lbs.) The fully loaded weight with a Top Rack assumes 68.18 kg (150
lbs) of components installed in the Top Rack.