We offer great deals on LTO tape drive products

Are you in the market for a reliable and cost-effective solution to store your data? Look no further than our LTO tape drive products! We offer fantastic deals on top-quality products that are sure to exceed your expectations. Whether you're looking for a single-drive or multi-drive setup, we have the perfect solution for all your backup needs. Our team of experts is always available to help you choose the right product for your business, so why not give us a try? Read on to find out more about our fantastic range of LTO tape drives!

We supply tape drives from all the major vendors including Fujitsu, DELL Technologies, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Quantum, mTape, Spectra & Tandberg.

We can also source tape drives that are needed for use within tape libraries.

A tape drive is designed to store backed up data from computer systems and retain the information in case it is required to restore data, we are able to supply internal or external tape drives with Thunderbolt, SAS, iSCSI or Fibre Channel host connection options.

LTO Tape Drive

The tape we supply are all based on LTO tape technology and are available in the following formats:

LTO-3 - 200/400GB
LTO-4 - 400/800GB
LTO-5 - 1.5/3.0TB
LTO-6 - 2.5TB/6.25TB
LTO-7 - 6TB / 15TB
LTO-8 - 12TB / 30TB
LTO-9 - 18TB / 45TB

LTO Tape Drive Compatibility

LTO tape technologies, the LTO tape is rigidly defined by a particular generation of LTO technology and cannot be used in any other way. While LTO tape drives are also defined by a particular generation, they are required to have some level of compatibility with older generations of cartridges. The rules for compatibility between generations of drives and cartridges is as follows:

  • An LTO backup drive can read data from a cartridge in its own generation and the two prior generations i.e. LTO-7 can read LTO-5 tapes.
  • LTO-9 can only read a single previous generation of tape.
  • An LTO drive can write data to a cartridge in its own generation and to a cartridge from the immediate prior generation in the prior generation format i.e. LTO-7 can write LTO-6 tapes.
  • An LTO drive cannot make any use of a cartridge from a more recent generation i.e. LTO-7 cannot be used by an LTO-6 drive.

For example, an LTO-7 cartridge cannot be used in an LTO-5 drive, it can be used in an LTO-8 drive, although it performs as if it were in an LTO-7 drive.


In conclusion, LTO drives offer great storage options for businesses of any size. With our unbeatable deals and prices, you can rest assured that you are getting the best value for your money We guarantee fast delivery and excellent customer service so that you can be confident in your purchase from us.

For free advice or a quotation on LTO tape drives please call us on 01256 331614.

For more information on LTO tape technology visit https://www.lto.org/