- LTO-1 to LTO-8 Available
For Further Reliable Data Storage, FUJIFILM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridge will be the Answer
As database- and Internet-related applications require greater data storage, and critical operations demand minimized downtime due to backup operations, new cost-effective solutions are needed.
High recording density achived thanks to proprietary “Barium Ferrite magnetic particle technology” and “NANOCUBIC technology”
Fujifilm was the first in the world to commercialize magnetic tapes using “BaFe magnetic particles” in 2011.
As the successor to LTO6, LTO7,and LTO8 also employs “BaFe magnetic particles”. With LTO8, Fujifilm has further developed its proprietary “Barrium Ferrite magnetic particle technology” and “NANOCUBIC technology”, expanding storage capacity to about 2 times that of LTO7 at 30TB (when data is compressed)
Enhanced “NANOCUBIC technology”
Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridges use Fujifilm's enhanced NANOCUBIC technology, which incorporates three Fujifilm proprietary technologies.
- Nano-particle Technology: Micronizing of uniform Barium Ferrite particles.
- Nano-dispersion Technology: Uniform dispersion for nano sized particle.
- Nano-coating Technology: Very smooth ultra-thin layer coating to realize an even thinner magnetic layer.
“Barium Ferrite magnetic particles” offer outstanding recording and retrieval performance for long-term storage. The magnetic property remains stable when micronized, and it enables good signal quality with little noise over a wide frequency range. Fujifilm's “Barium Ferrite magnetic particles” offer low variance in terms of magnetic properties, offering greater stability, and the ability to reliably store data for over thirty years has been verified. In April 2015, Fujifilm in cooperation with IBM demonstoraged the potential of achieving a data cartridge with 220 terabytes of uncompressed capacity using an advanced prototype of Barium Ferrite magnetic particles.
FUJIFILM Servo Technology
LTO Ultrium technology relies heavily on timing-based, high-precision servo control to achieve its remarkable performance levels. LTO Ultrium data cartridge uses dual servo tracks that have been precisely written along the entire length of each of its four data bands, for extremely fine placement control and redundancy in the event of tape damages.
Encrypted for Security
From LTO G4 System, the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption algorithms is introduced to keep data secure. The hardware-based AES 256-bit encryption offers higher level of security during storage and transporting of sensitive information.
WORM is also available
WORM (Write Once Read Many) functionality provides a cost-effective means for storing data in non-rewriteable format to help address compliance requirements.
|Tape Drive||LTO-1 Media||LTO-2 Media||LTO-3 Media||LTO-4 Media||LTO-5 Media||LTO-6 Media||LTO-7 Media||LTO-7 M8||LTO-8||Universal Cleaning|
|LTO-1 Tape Drive||Read/Write|
|LTO-2 Tape Drive||Read/Write||Read/Write|
|LTO-3 Tape Drive||Read Only||Read/Write||Read/Write|
|LTO-4 Tape Drive||Read Only||Read/Write||Read/Write|
|LTO-5 Tape Drive||Read Only||Read/Write||Read/Write|
|LTO-6 Tape Drive||Read Only||Read/Write||Read/Write|
|LTO-7 Tape Drive||Read Only||Read/Write||Read/Write|
|LTO-8 Tape Drive||Read/Write||Read/Write||Read/Write|
|Native Capacity||100 GB||200 GB||400 GB||800 GB||1.5 TB||2.5 TB||6 TB||12 TB||-|
|Compressed Capacity||200 GB||400 GB||800 GB||1.6 TB||3.0 TB||6.25 TB||15 TB||30 TB||-|
|Assume Compression||2 Ratio 1 (2:1)||2 Ratio 1 (2:1)||2 Ratio 1 (2:1)||2 Ratio 1 (2:1)||2 Ratio 1 (2:1)||2.5 : 1||2.5 : 1||2.5 : 1||-|
|Data Transfer Rate ( Native/Compressed) MB/s||20/40||40/80||80/160||120/240||140/280||160/400||300/750||360/900||-|
|Tape Length (meters)||609||609||680||820||846||846||960||960||-|
|Material||Metal Particle(MP)||Metal Particle(MP)||Metal Particle(MP)||Metal Particle(MP)||Metal Particle(MP)||Barrium ferite (BaFe)||Barrium ferite (BaFe)||Barrium ferite (BaFe)||-|
|Variants||Read Write (RW)||Read Write (RW)||Read Write (RW), Write once Read Many (WORM)||Read Write (RW), Write once Read Many (WORM)||Read Write (RW), Write once Read Many (WORM)||Read Write (RW), Write once Read Many (WORM)||Read Write (RW), Write once Read Many (WORM)||Read Write (RW), Write once Read Many (WORM)||-|
|Archival Life||30 Years||30 Years||30 Years||30 Years||30 Years||30 Years||30 Years||30 Years||-|
|Warranty||Limited Lifetime Warranty as specified by Manufacturer||Limited Lifetime Warranty as specified by Manufacturer||Limited Lifetime Warranty as specified by Manufacturer||Limited Lifetime Warranty as specified by Manufacturer||Limited Lifetime Warranty as specified by Manufacturer||Limited Lifetime Warranty as specified by Manufacturer||Limited Lifetime Warranty as specified by Manufacturer||Limited Lifetime Warranty as specified by Manufacturer||Max 50 Cleanings Per Tape|
What is the difference between Native and compressed capacity of LTO tapes?
Data to be written on the tape is compressed before its written. If the data is highly repetitive, it will have high compression ratio ( a Text file will be compressabile, a BMP image is highly compressible). But if the data is already compressed ( say you have tarred or Zipped the data already), it won't be further compressible.
For Data That's non compressed you will see capacity higher than the native capacity. For data that's already compressed you will capacity close to the native capacity.
TLDR : Native capacity is what is guaranteed. You might get Compressed capacity , ormore than the compressed capacity depending on how compressible your data is.
What is a typical Compression ratio ?
Upto LTO-5 the compression ratio was defined as 2:1. It assumed that 100GB data for example could be compressed to 50GB. From LTO-6 onwards the Compression ratio is defined as 2.5:1.
Compression ratio always depends on the data you are writing. A tar file can't be further compressed for example, whereas a file of repetitive data can be compressed beyond 3 or 4 times.
What is the meaning of Limited Lifetime Warranty ?
Can I use a newer LTO media in my old Tape drive ?
Can I use my old Media in new tape drive ?
Can I use LTO-6 Tape Media in my LTO-8 drive ? Why is the LTO-8 drive not backward compatible to 2 previous Gens
What is LTO-7 type M Media ?
LTO-8 tape drive can Format a previously unused LTO-7 media as LTO-7 type M media. The advantage is that instead of 6TB native capacity, it would yield 9TB compressed capacity. This media however is only writable in LTO-8 tape drive.
That's 50% more capacity for LTO-7 media at the same price.
Can you give me pre-labelled custom Labels for LTO tapes ?
Yes, we can provide you Custom Labels from Tri-Optics ( The world's largest and only IBM and HP authroized Media Label). We can further offer you labels in series you want ( Say AUH001 to AUH100) .
What is the difference between LTO tapes using Metal Particle (MP) and Barium Ferrite (BaFe) ?
Starting LTO-6 , Dell Shifted to BaFe.