LTO WORM tape is great for data archiving applications

LTO WORM Tape provides a Write Once Read Many functionality. Designed to protect valuable data against accidental erasure and prevents alteration of archived data files. Available for LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5, LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-8 and LTO-9 tape drives.

LTO WORM tape overview

Administrators are continuing to seek methods to overcome storage challenges. Technologies such as LTO WORM (Write Once, Read Many) tape functionality can help them address the ever-growing business compliance and regulatory requirements.

Growing importance of regulatory compliance - including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and SEC Rule 17-a-4(f). There is a requirement for a cost-effective storage medium that can preserve corporate data in a non-rewriteable/erasable and unalterable format.


The LTO WORM tape implementation is a cost effective means of storing data in a non-rewritable format to address compliance regulations.

LTO WORM Cartridge Memory

Robust algorithms using the Cartridge Memory (CM), in conjunction with low level encoding mastered on the tape media at the time of manufacture is to prevent tampering. The LTO WORM fully supports archiving and data retention, and is also suitable for applications that require an audit trail. In addition, appending data at the end of a WORM tape cartridge is also supported. This allows users to take full advantage of the high capacity tape media.

Benefits of LTO WORM

The LTO WORM feature presents an affordable alternative to the costly demands of the current data landscape, which poses a significant risk. It provides a means to store both documents and codes, allowing companies to maintain a comprehensive record of their historical and current data, which can be accessed by auditors. Another major benefit is the data cannot be altered or changed once written and is perfect for storing and protecting data against ransomware.

All LTO WORM media has a lifetime guarantee against defects. Should your tape become defective we will send out a replacement. Manufacturers offer tape data recovery if media failure causes data loss despite proper handling and storage.

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

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