TapeandMedia.com
Free Shipping on orders $500 and over. (Excluding Disc, Disc Packaging and ID Cards)   Learn More
Welcome to TapeandMedia.com  |   Login or Create an Account 
Customer Service 
  • Call Us: 877-938-0901
  • Contact Form
  • Track Your Order
  • Contact Us
  • Customer Help Center
  |  Call us (877) 938-0901    Shopping Cart Cart | $0.00
TapeandMedia.com - LTO Tape | RDX/RD1000 Cartridges | External Hard Drives | HP Toner
  Search By: Brand | Category
Contact Us
LTO 7 Tape Logo
LTO-7 Type M Media (M8) for LTO 8 Tape Drives

Have an LTO 8 tape drive but can’t find any LTO 8 Tapes! You are not alone. A patent infringement lawsuit between Sony and FujiFilm has temporarily stopped the import of all LTO 8 tapes into the United States.

How can I get the most out of my LTO 8 tape drive? The LTO Program has introduced a new capability for LTO-8 drives: The ability of an LTO-8 drive to write and read 9 TB (or up to 22.5TB compressed @ 2.5:1) on a brand new LTO-7 tape cartridge instead of the 6 TB specified by the LTO-7 format. This LTO 7 tape is known as LTO-7 Type M media and it has a barcode label with a M8 Media Identifier. Type M cartridges can only be initialized in libraries or autoloaders. Although standalone LTO-8 drives cannot initialize Type M cartridges, they can read and write LTO-7 Type M cartridges that have been initialized in a library or autoloader.

Video - Learn more about LTO 7 Type M (M8) Media for LTO 8 Tape Drives  Video: Learn more about LTO 7 Type M (M8) Media for LTO 8 Tape Drives

More about LTO 7 Type M (M8) Media

  • LTO 7 Type M (M8) Media can only be created from new, unused LTO-7 media. Only new, unused LTO-7 cartridges may be initialized as LTO-7 Type M. Once a cartridge is initialized as Type M it may not be changed back to a standard LTO-7 cartridge.
  • LTO 7 Type M (M8) Media can only initialized by an LTO-8 tape library or autoloader. LTO-7 Type M cartridges can only initialized as Type M in an LTO-8 drive within a tape library that has been configured to initialize cartridges with a M8 bar code to Type M.
  • LTO 7 Type M (M8) Media will not be compatible with LTO-9 Drives. There is no commitment by the LTO manufacturers to support LTO-7 Type M media in LTO-9 drives. If LTO-9 backward compatibility is required, then only new LTO-8 12 TB native media should be utilized.

Note: If you have a standalone LTO 8 tape drive, we have the abilty to initialize/format IBM LTO 8 Tapes (and only IBM tape media) as Type M.

Filter Results By
Manufacturer

Product Type
With Barcode Labels
Custom Barcode Labels for LTO  7 Tapes Type M (M8) for use in LTO 8 Tape Drives
Custom Barcode Labels for LTO 7 Tapes Type M (M8) for use in LTO 8 Tape Drives
Made By: Custom
Part No. BCODE-LTO-M8 | Our Part No. BCODE-LTO-M8
In Stock
Label Quantity Must
Match Tape Order

$1.00/label
100 or more $0.00

 
 

HPE LTO 7 Tape with Barium Ferrite (BaFe) C7977A
HPE LTO 7 Tape with Barium Ferrite (BaFe) C7977A
Made By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Part No. C7977A | Our Part No. C7977A
In Stock

$59.94/tape
20 or more $59.10

 
 

HPE LTO 7 Tape with Custom Barcode label (BaFe) C7977A-BC
HPE LTO 7 Tape with Custom Barcode label (BaFe) C7977A-BC
Made By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Part No. C7977A-BC | Our Part No. C7977A-BC
In Stock

$60.54/tape
20 or more $59.10

 
 

Quantum LTO 7 Tape with Barium Ferrite (BaFe) MR-L7MQN-01
Quantum LTO 7 Tape with Barium Ferrite (BaFe) MR-L7MQN-01
Made By: Quantum
Part No. MR-L7MQN-01 | Our Part No. MR-L7MQN-01
In Stock

$61.15/tape
20 or more $60.98

 
 

Quantum LTO 7 Tape with Custom Barcode Label (BaFe) MR-L7MQN-01-BC
Quantum LTO 7 Tape with Custom Barcode Label (BaFe) MR-L7MQN-01-BC
Made By: Quantum
Part No. MR-L7MQN-01-BC | Our Part No. MR-L7MQN-01-BC
In Stock

$61.75/tape
20 or more $60.98

 
 

FujiFilm LTO 7 Tape with Barium Ferrite (BaFe) 16456574
FujiFilm LTO 7 Tape with Barium Ferrite (BaFe) 16456574
Made By: Fuji
Part No. 16456574 | Our Part No. FUJI-16456574
In Stock

$62.10/tape
20 or more $61.35

 
 

IBM LTO 7 Tape (38L7302)
IBM LTO 7 Tape (38L7302)
Made By: IBM
Part No. 38L7302 | Our Part No. 38L7302
In Stock

$64.15/tape
20 or more $63.25
100 or more $61.05


 
 

IBM LTO 7 Tape with Custom Barcode Labels (38L7302-BC)
IBM LTO 7 Tape with Custom Barcode Labels (38L7302-BC)
Made By: IBM
Part No. 38L7302-BC | Our Part No. 38L7302-BC
In Stock

$64.75/tape
20 or more $63.25
100 or more $61.05


 
 

HPE Q2078ML LTO Ultrium 7 Tapes with Type M (M8) Custom Barcode Label - 20 Pack
In Stock

$1,270.95/tape

 
 

HPE LTO 7 Tapes Pre-Labeled Non-Custom Data Cartridge 20 Pack C7977AN
In Stock

$1,270.95/20-pack

 
 

FujiFilm LTO 7 Tape - 20 Tape Library Pack with Barium Ferrite (BaFe) 16495659
FujiFilm LTO 7 Tape - 20 Tape Library Pack with Barium Ferrite (BaFe) 16495659
Made By: Fuji
Part No. 16495659 | Our Part No. FUJI-16495659
In Stock

$1,288.97/tape

 
 

IBM LTO 7 Tapes - 20 Tape Library Pack (38L7315)
IBM LTO 7 Tapes - 20 Tape Library Pack (38L7315)
Made By: IBM
Part No. 38L7315 | Our Part No. 38L7315
In Stock

$1,515.00/20-pack

 
 

Sony LTO 7 Tape (LTX6000G)
Sony LTO 7 Tape (LTX6000G)
Made By: Sony
Part No. LTX6000G | Our Part No. LTX6000G
Out of Stock

$81.61/tape
20 or more $79.82

 
Back Ordered
Not Available
 

Sony 20LTX6000GL LTO 7 Tapes 20 Tape Library Pack
Sony 20LTX6000GL LTO 7 Tapes 20 Tape Library Pack
Made By: Sony
Part No. 20LTX6000GL | Our Part No. 20LTX6000GL
Out of Stock

$1,621.17/20-pack

 
 

Sign up for our Deal of the Week, News and Exclusive Offers Sign up today to receive our news, exclusive offers and Deal of the Week!  Sign Up
Free Shipping on Orders $500 and Over Free Shipping How do I take advantage of free ground shipping?
  1. Place eligible* Tapeandmedia.com items in your cart totaling $500 or more
  2. Proceed to checkout
  3. Select "Standard Ground" as your shipping method
  4. Continue to checkout
  5. Complete your order and enjoy FREE Standard Ground shipping (delivery time should be 1-6 business days)
* What Products are Excluded from Free Shipping? Close ×
Free USB Drive on Orders $300 and Over Free 1GB USB Drive

Features and Benefits

Close ×

Are You Shipping to California?

Unfortunately, we are unable to ship this product directly to an address in California due to California sales tax issues.

Customers shipping to other states are not affected.

Close ×

Would you like to be notified when this product is back in stock?

Just enter your email address and we will send you a notification when this item becomes available.

We will not share or sell your email to anyone. We also hate spam!

Learn More about LTO 8 Type M (M8) Media for LTO 8 Tape Drives
Close