mRack Thunderbolt LTO-9with Hedge Canister for macOS

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1U Rack Mountable LTO-9 Archiving Solution with Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity

1U rack mountable enclosure with single or dual LTO-9 tape drives

Ideal for desktop use or for mounting in standard 19” racks or DIT carts

Up to 18 TB native storage capacity per tape cartridge

LTO tape has a 30+ year shelf-life - Significantly longer than hard drives

Up to 300MB/second data transfer rate

Reads and writes to both LTO-8 & LTO-9 tapes

Compatible with industry leading backup and archiving software

Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports enables daisy-chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals

Dual drive version enables writing to two LTO-9 drives simultaneously

macOS and Windows compatible

Includes Hedge Canister LTFS app for macOS - a $299 value!

Ships complete with Fujifilm Universal Cleaning Cartridge and Thunderbolt 3 cable

LTO made easy. Just connect to a computer with a Thunderbolt port.

mRack LTO revolutionizes LTO, empowering users to easily connect LTO-9 technology to portable, desktop and all-in-one computers that feature Thunderbolt connectivity.  Dead simple.  Another mLogic first.   


LTO tape offers a shelf-life of 30+ years and a reliability level that exceeds what is achievable with spinning disk and solid state drive technology.  mRack is the ultimate archiving solution to safeguard important digital media for the long term.  And LTO tape is not only more reliable than disk, but much more cost effective.


Hello LTFS. Drag. Drop.

mRack ships with Hedge Canister - a $299 value!  Canister is a simple drag & drop Linear Tape File System (LTFS) archiving and retrieve app for macOS.

Canister Features


Makes industry standard LTFS tapes

True drag & drop archiving/retrieve for macOS (Big Sur compatible)

Supports archiving to a single LTO or to two LTOs simultaneously

xxHash64 verification ensures an exact replica of your source is copied to LTO

Catalogs are created for every tape - retrieving files is simple!

Catalogs mount as a network drive and are fully searchable by Finder

Generates Transfer logs, Media Hash List and Manifests

In app Console

Backup. Archive. Manage. Works with your favorite software.

mRack is compatible with industry leading LTO archiving and media management software for macOS and Windows including:


Axle Video - Axle

Archiware - P5

Hedge Canister (included)

Imagine Products - PreRoll Post

Pomfort - Silverstack XT


Square Box - CatDV

StorageDNA - DNA Evolution

YoYotta - YoYottaID LTFS

Interface:              2x Thunderbolt 3 ports

Tape Drive(s):       Single or Dual IBM LTO-9, LTFS Compatible,

  TAA Compliant

System Requirements:       Mac or Windows PC with Thunderbolt port

Size:         19 x 16.5 x 1.75"/ 48.3 x 41.9 x 4.45 cm

Weight:   mRack LTO - 16 lb / 7.25 kg

  mRack LTO Dual - 19lb / 8.6 kg

What's in the Box?             mRack with single or dual LTO-9 drive(s)

  Fujifilm UniversalCleaning cartridge

  1 meter Thunderbolt3 cable

  Hedge Canisterlicense for macOS

Warranty:              3-years

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