LTO Ultrium Tape

About LTO Tape Technology

The LTO tape technology was developed jointly by HP, IBM and Certance (Seagate) now Quantum to provide a clear and viable choice in an increasingly complex array of tape storage options.  LTO Tape provides a robust, highly convenient and very cost effective way of storing data.

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LTO technology is an “open tape format” technology, which means that users will have multiple sources of product and tape media. The “open” nature of LTO technology also provides a means of enabling compatibility between different vendors’ offerings.lto-tape-cartridge-specifications

LTO tape is the most widely used tape backup technology and LTO-5 is the most popular. LTO tape provides a perfect solution for backing up a huge variety of computer systems and applications. LTO tape backup tapes are manufactured by a variety of media vendors and are readily available. LTO Ultrium tape was available in various formats LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5, LTO-6, LTO-7 & the current cartridge format LTO-8 has a native capacity of 15TB.  LTO-8 cartridges can also be used for archival purposes and have WORM functional media tapes for this function.  Another feature of LTO-8 tape is the ability to be partitioned to allow different drives/systems to see different parts of the tapes.  The huge installed base of LTO Ultrium tape products in the field going back 10 years ensures that LTO tape will continue to be the first choice for any company wishing to backup data.

Ultrium LTO-8 tape

LTO-8 has a native capacity of 15TB’s (30TB compressed) and will have a native transfer rate of 360MB/s (900MB/s compressed).

LTO vendors

We are able to provide LTO Ultrium tape from all of the following vendors, typically providing next day delivery and discounts for bulk purchases or regular orders.  We also supply LTO WORM media and cleaning tapes to keep your drive in tip top shape.

  • HP
  • IBM
  • Fuji
  • Maxell
  • Sony
  • Quantum
  • Tandberg Data
  • Spectra Logic

LTO tape labels

In addition to providing LTO Ultrium tape, we can also provide LTO tape labels printed with a bar-code for most of the popular brands of tape libraries all you need to provide is the library model and the number sequence you need, we’ll do the rest.

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Contact us

If you would like us to quote for the new LTO 8 products then please call us on 01256 782030 or complete our form and we will respond immediately.

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