Spectra Logic Arctic Blue

Spectra Logic ArcticBlue Overview

It took a tape company to release the true potential of disk. ArcticBlue leverages BlackPearl’s hybrid storage architecture and Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) media, creating the first object storage based disk platform that delivers maximum longevity, efficiency, and cost effectiveness with the performance of online disk.

Drive Lifecycle Management, Spectra’s power down technology, extends the life of your disk archive while delivering fast access to deep storage. Engineered for data reliability and integrity, local erasure coding combined with Spectra’s unique implementation of ZFS software brings new life to long-term nearline disk storage.

ArcticBlue creates an on premise cloud with an S3 interface to make deep storage more accessible – all from a company that you want to do business with.


RAW Capacity (TB)384768153630726144
Usable Uncompressed Capacity (TB)320640128025605120
Weight (lbs)168.22454909801960
Global Spares2481632
Power Consumption775W(R/W)140W Idleper Node
Drive Type8TBSMRDrives
Dimensions4UH:178mmW:444mmD:1016mm(incl. Cable Mgmt) per Node