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LTO Ultrium 8 Tapes

LTO 8 tapes have an uncompressed storage capacity of 12TB and a compressed capacity of up to 30TB. LTO 8 tapes more than double the capacity of LTO 7 tape. Additionally, LTO-8 tape drive technology increased the tape head channel count from 16 to 32. This increase will provide a higher data transfer rate, resulting in a reduction of approximately 50% of the time to read or write a full tape.

Features and Benefits of LTO 8 Ultrium Tape

  • Higher Storage Capacity - 12TB native and up to 30TB Compressed
  • Better Performance - Expect data transfer rates of up to 900 MB/sec compressed and 360 MB/sec uncompressed.
  • Future Compatibility - LTO 8 tapes will be able to be read by and written to by LTO 9 tape drives and be able to be read by LTO 10 drives.
  • Type M Media Support - LTO 8 Drives will be able to format new, unused LTO 7 tapes as Type M-8 media. This will allow the use of LTO 7 tapes in the LTO 8 Drive and increase the normal capacity of an LTO 7 tape by 50%, up to 22.5TB.
  • Backward Compatible - LTO 8 drives can Read and Write to LTO 7 Tapes (note LTO 8 Drives cannot read or write to LTO 6 Tapes
  • We will be offering LTO 8 Tapes manufactured by IBM, HPE, Sony, Quantum and FujiFilm.
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Quantum LTO 8 Tape with Barium Ferrite (BaFe) MR-L8MQN-01
Quantum LTO 8 Tape with Barium Ferrite (BaFe) MR-L8MQN-01
Made By: Quantum
Part No. MR-L8MQN-01 | Our Part No. MR-L8MQN-01
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HPE LTO 8 Tape with Barium Ferrite (BaFe) Q2078A
HPE LTO 8 Tape with Barium Ferrite (BaFe) Q2078A
Made By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Part No. Q2078A | Our Part No. Q2078A
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20 or more $158.95


IBM LTO 8 Tape (01PL041)
IBM LTO 8 Tape (01PL041)
Made By: IBM
Part No. 01PL041 | Our Part No. 01PL041
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20 or more $154.56


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Understanding LTFS

Linear Tape File System (LTFS) allows you to use an LTO 5 or higher generation LTO drive as if it were an external hard drive or USB drive. This provides users with traditional advantages of tape (reliability, longevity, portability and low cost) with a familiar interface providing users faster and easier direct access to files on data tape. LTFS is an open standard developed by IBM that is cross-platform compatible (Windows, Mac, Linux). You can save your data or project to tape, send it to a co-worker, customer, editor and, as long as they have the hardware and LTFS software, they can read it.

In addition to LTFS Single Drive Edition, IBM has also developed LTFS Storage Manager, LTFS Library Edition and LTFS Enterprise Edition versions.