What is pre-calibrated LTO-9 Media, and why SIs and Vendors need to make it available

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LTO-9 media needs calibration on the first use which can be anywhere between 15 minutes to 2 hours, and this presents an opportunity to sell Pre-calibrated media.

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LTO-9 May Finally hit the market by September 2021

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LTO-9 with 18TB Native capacity will put the tape on the same league as Hard drives in terms of capacity, and it looks like it may hit the market next month.

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On Premise Fireproof and Waterproof safe as an alternative to media rotation

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An onsite safe offers many benefits and it may be worth considering instead of opting for an offsite media rotation plan.

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LTO-9 Prepurchase program on Quantum Tape Libraries

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Quantum's LTO-9 Pre Purchase program offers you LTO-9 drives exchanged for your LTO-8 drives at a nominal uplift fee.

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LTO Ultrium Tapes - Library Pack, Retail pack and TeraPack

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We look at various packings available in LTO Ultrium tape media and how each one is different from the other

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Expiry Dates of LTO Ultrium Tapes

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This article covers the Expiry dates , and the limited lifetime warranty of the LTO ultrium tapes. Since there are no expiry dates mentioned on the carton, this always causes confusion on why there is no expiry , and is there actually a date before which the tapes are good to use ?

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LTO Compressed Vs Native Capacity

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When you see the capacities of LTO ultrium tapes, there is always a pair of Native/Compressed capacity. We see how they are related, what is compression and why you should only consider Native capacity.

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Protecting your Data Media with Turtle Cases and Fireproof Safes

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When you are backing up your data to the tape media, you are going to rely on it in case of a catastrophe. Its a no brainer that this media itself though rugged needs to be protected when it is in transit and where it is permanently stored.

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Data Sanitization : What and how

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Data Sanitization has gained more importance in the recent years due to the increasing cases of data thefts and the financial and operation impact it may have on an organization that's impacted.  We look at what it is, why its important and ways to do it.

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LTO-7 Type M M8 Media offers you 50% more capacity at same price of LTO-7 Media

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LTO-8 media soon after its launch was in shortage, due to a patent legal dispute between FujiFilm and Sony the 2 largest manufacturers of LTO media. LTO-8 tape drives were shipped but the media itself wasn't available. The customer could use LTO-7 media in their LTO-8 drive, but that's not what they bought an LTO-8 tape drive for.

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