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mLogic mTape Thunderbolt LTO-8 Tape Drive

mLogic
Mfg No: MTAPE-TB2-LTO8
Our Prod ID: MTAPE-TB2-LTO8
mLogic mTape Thunderbolt LTO-8 Tape Drive
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Adobe Acrobat PDF Document mTape Manual V2

Overview

mTape Thunderbolt LTO-8
The World's First and only Certified Thunderbolt LTO-8 Tape Archiving Solution

The mLogic mTape Thunderbolt LTO-8 revolutionizes LTO storage and archiving, enabling users to easily connect LTO-8 Ultrium technology to portable, desktop and all-in-one computers that feature Thunderbolt connectivity.

Features and Benefits

  • Desktop LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Drive with Thunderbolt connectitivity
  • Capacity of up to 12 TB native (up to 30TB compressed) storage capacity per tape cartridge 
  • Able to format new, unused LTO 7 tapes as Type M-8 media. This allows the use of LTO 7 tapes in an LTO 8 Drive and increases the normal capacity of an LTO 7 tape by 50%, up to 22.5TB compressed.
  • LTO tape has a 30+ year shelf life - Significantly longer than hard drives
  • Up to 300 MB/second data transfer rate
  • Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports (For systems with Thunderbolt 3, an adapter is required)
  • Reads and writes to both LTO-8 & LTO-7 tapes (does not read or write to LTO-6 tapes)
  • SAS port enables writing to two or more LTO drives simultaneously* 
  • Compact, portable form-factor DC powered - Enables use in any environment
  • LTFS utility mounts the mTape like a hard drive for drag & drop functionality
  • macOS and Windows compatible
  • Certified by Apple & Intel
  • Ships complete with LT0-7 tape, Cleaning tape and Thunderbolt cable

Long, Cost Effective, Shelf Life
LTO Ultrium tape offers a shelf-life of 30+ years and a reliability level that exceeds what is achievable with spinning disk and solid state drive technology. mTape is the ultimate archiving solution to safeguard important digital media for the long term. And LTO tape is not only more reliable than disk, but much more cost effective.

LTFS - Drag and Drop
mTape supports the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Video - Learn more about LTFS - Linear Tape File System .  With LTFS, mTape mounts just like a hard disk with drag and drop functionality.

Works with your Favorite Backup/Archive Software
mTape is compatible with industry leading LTO archiving and media management software for macOS and Windows including:

  • Axle Video - Axle
  • Archiware - P5
  • Imagine Products - PreRoll Post
  • Pomfort - Silverstack XT
  • Retrospect
  • Square Box - CatDV
  • StorageDNA - DNAevolution
  • XenData - XenData 6 Workstation
  • YoYotta - YoYottaID LTFS

Innovative Design - DC Powered

mTape features a compact form-factor design with aluminum construction that is ideal for mobile applications.  And mTape is DC powered enabling the unit to be used in virtually any environment, be it in the studio or a remote location.         

What's in the Box

  • mTape with LTO-8 Ultrium tape drive
  • LTO-7 tape cartridge
  • LTO Ultrium Universal Cleaning cartridge
  • 1 meter Thunderbolt cable
  • Universal power adapter

* Requires third party software supporting this feature

Understanding LTFS
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Specifications

Manufacturer mLogic
Part Number MTAPE-TB2-LTO8
Format LTO-8 Tape Backup Drive - External, Portable
Tape Drive IBM LTO Ultrium 8, LTFS Compatible
Storage Capacity 12TB Native, up to 30TB Compressed
Connector Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports
SAS pass through port to accommodate multiple LTO drives
Drive Throughput Native: 300 MBps
Compressed 750 MBps*
Formats Supported LTO-8 Tape (Read/Write)
LTO-7 Tape (Read/Write)
Not compatible with LTO 6 Tape or prior generations
Dimensions 11.5" x 8" x 4"
Weight 8.75 lbs.
Warranty mLogic provides 2-year factory warranty
Worm Capable Yes
System Requirements Mac or Windows PC with Thunderbolt port
For systems with Thunderbolt 3, an adapter is required
Included in the Box mTape with LTO-8 tape drive
LTO-8 tape cartridge
LTO Ultrium Universal Cleaning cartridge
1 meter Thunderbolt cable
Universal power adapter

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mTape Thunderbolt LTO-8
The World's First and only Certified Thunderbolt LTO-8 Tape Archiving Solution

The mLogic mTape Thunderbolt LTO-8 revolutionizes LTO storage and archiving, enabling users to easily connect LTO-8 Ultrium technology to portable, desktop and all-in-one computers that feature Thunderbolt connectivity.

Features and Benefits

Long, Cost Effective, Shelf Life
LTO Ultrium tape offers a shelf-life of 30+ years and a reliability level that exceeds what is achievable with spinning disk and solid state drive technology. mTape is the ultimate archiving solution to safeguard important digital media for the long term. And LTO tape is not only more reliable than disk, but much more cost effective.

LTFS - Drag and Drop
mTape supports the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Video - Learn more about LTFS - Linear Tape File System .  With LTFS, mTape mounts just like a hard disk with drag and drop functionality.

Works with your Favorite Backup/Archive Software
mTape is compatible with industry leading LTO archiving and media management software for macOS and Windows including:

Innovative Design - DC Powered

mTape features a compact form-factor design with aluminum construction that is ideal for mobile applications.  And mTape is DC powered enabling the unit to be used in virtually any environment, be it in the studio or a remote location.         

What's in the Box

* Requires third party software supporting this feature

Understanding LTFS
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