LTO Ultrium 7, what to Expect

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The linear tape open "road map" has been extended to generation 10. Each 2 years a new generation of LTO is intorduced, with Generation 7 LTO-7 scheduled to release by Last quarter of 2015. While its sure that it would have higher Capacity and transfer rates, it may also have a higher compression ratio.

To cram 16TB data on a single tape cartridge, BaFe ( Barrium ferrite ) would be utilized.  We will have the Generation 7 Media and barcode labels as soon as they become available

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