LTO-5 Tape

LTO-5 Data Tape

Sony LTO-5 tape has made breakthrough coating, surface smoothing, and particle innovations in order to reliably deliver on LTO-5’s impressive 1.5TB native and 3.0TB compressed recording capacity.

We provide LTO-5 tapes from Fujifilm, HP, IBM, Quantum, Spectra, Sony, TDK in packs of 5-5,000 tapes.  We even supply barcode labels and media packs!

LTO-5 tape media cartridge

Further advancement to a high-performance cartridge.

Sony has developed an innovative reel hub design that maintains an ideal gap between the tape edge and the reel flange to ensure operating stability.

The improvements in coaxiality of the hub and drive rotation axes during operation will give customers peace of mind when using Sony LTO-5 tape in any LTO-5 drive.

New binder system for more stable operation.

With LTO-5, Sony has improved on the successful durability and reliability formulation that was engineered for Sony LTO 4 cartridges. Adopting a newly developed Strong Binder System with high cross-linking and abrasion-resistant characteristics, this system achieves a remarkable robustness of the magnetic layer, that can withstand more than tens of thousands of passes between the head and the tape. This new binder system also includes a lubrication that helps attain a more stable operation and smooth running under various environments.

New super-fine metal particles and coating technology.

Each LTO generation requires engineering enhancements in order to reach the higher storage and performance levels. Sony’s LTO 5 cartridges are adopting newly enhanced super-fine metal particles, which compared to LTO 4 cartridges, have been reduced by 75% in length and 50% in volume.

Sony has also developed a new dispersion technology which enables these super-fine metal particles to be evenly homogenized into the magnetic coating material. Together this dispersion and new coating technology deliver an ultra smooth contact surface between the Non-Magnetic and Ultra-Thin Magnetic Layer, allowing for a magnetic layer that is less than 100nm in thickness.

The results are Sony LTO-5 cartridges that achieve a +3dB greater signal-to-noise ratio improvement as compared to LTO-4 cartridges, for a more stable write/read performance in a variety of drive usage environments.

All Sony LTO media has a lifetime guarantee against defects. If for any reason your LTO-5 tape becomes defective Sony will send out a replacement. In addition to this if the media fault leads to data loss and it has been kept in the correct environmental conditions and used correctly Sony also provides a tape data recovery service.

If purchasing 20 or more pieces of Sony Ultrium LTO-5 tapes we can provide you with printed barcodes for use in your LTO tape library that have the correct barcode sequence.

Sony LTO-5 tape cartridges

General Characteristics
Magnetic material Metal Particle
Cartridge Width (mm) 105.4
Cartridge Height (mm) 102.5
Cartridge Depth (mm) 21.5
Weight with case (g) 275

Physical Characteristics
Tape Length (m) 846
Tape thickness (μm) 6.4
Tape width (mm) 12.65

LTO 5 tape capacity - 1500GB / 3000GB

sony-lto-tape datasheet

* Compression ratio 2:1. The actual capacity, compression ratio and data transfer rate may vary depending on equipment, software usage, environments and data. 1TB = 1 trillion bytes

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