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Spectra LTO Ultrium Tapes

LTO1
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LTO Generation
 

Ships from United Arab Emirates

 

Free Shipping Within UAE

 

Local Middle East Warranty

  • LTO 1 to LTO-8 Available
  • Uniqe Terapacks
SpectraLogic LTO Ultrium tapes are avaialble from LTO-1 to LTO-8
 

Why Buy Your Tapes from Spectra?

Certified Media
Spectra Certified Media is carefully examined to ensure that it is reliable and meets our quality assurance requirements.

Lifetime Guaranty Against Defects
Our Lifetime Guarantee warrants Spectra Certified Media to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the life of the tape. In the event the media is found to be defective, we will replace the tape free of charge.

Media Lifecycle Management (MLM)
Unique to Spectra Certified Media,MLMrecords over 30 data points every time a tape is loaded, giving you vital statistical and diagnostic information to help proactively manage your tape inventory. This will allow you to identify at-risk tapes ready for retirement and to easily diagnose and resolve tape-related issues.

CarbideClean
An industry first, CarbideClean adds another layer of reliability by pre-cleaning your media before it is shipped, removing the tape debris left from the manufacturing process.

Pre-Applied Bar Code Labels
Avoid the hassle of labeling your media. We pre-apply the barcode labels, which are available in custom or standard non-repeating sequences.

compatibility
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  
Specifications
Characteristics LTO-1 LTO-2 LTO-3 LTO-4 LTO-5 LTO-6 LTO-7 LTO-8 LTO UCC
Recording Format LTO-1 LTO-2 LTO-3 LTO-4 LTO-5 LTO-6 LTO-7 LTO-8 Cleaning
Part No.       90949134 90949221 90949396 90949613 90949786 90949157
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
FAQ

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 ?

For the lifetime of the Media, its covered by warranty by manufacturer. Typically the useful lifetime of the media will be defined in years and number of read/write mounts. Refer to the vendor website for more details on warranty.

Can I use a newer LTO media in my old Tape drive ?

No, There is no forward Compatibility. Which means Your can't use LTO-9 media (when its launched) in your LTO-8 tape drive. To use LTO-9 Media you would have to upgrade your tape drive to LTO-9 tape drive.

Can I use my old Media in new tape drive ?

Yes, LTO Drive are backward compatible to 2 previous generations. Each New LTO tape drive is Read/Write compatible to previous generation and Read only Compatible to generation before that. For Exmaple LTO- 7 tape drive is RW compatible to LTO-6 and Read-Only LTO-5. This way you know that any old media you have ( upto 2 prior generations) is also compatible. The only Exception is LTO-8 Drive which is not compatible with LTO-6.

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

LTO-8 tape drive is the only tape drive which is not comaptible with 2 previous generations. However it has a special functionality - it can format your LTO-7 Media as a 50% high capacity LTO-7 type M media

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) ?

All the older Generation LTO tapes use Metal Particle technology. This technology has limitations in how densly you can pack data on a single tape.
Starting LTO-6 , Dell Shifted to BaFe.

What is a terapack ? Do you have any other alternative to tape handling ?

TeraPacks are Spectralogic provided Tape cases for handling and storage production. We can provide your TurtleCase which are lockable and provide excellent handling and storage protection.
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