Normally seen in reference to digital tape storage. The capacity for one generation of storage device to read media written by a previous generation of storage device. For example, LTO-6 is backward read compatible with LTO-5 and LTO-4; therefore, an LTO-6 tape drive can read tape cartridges written by LTO-5 and LTO-4 drives.
Linear Tape File System turns tape devices into NAS shares, giving users a drag-and-drop archive without any additional software.
The leading open-format tape storage offers performance, capacity, security, and manageability, along with a long-term roadmap.
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Supporting a full range of DLT generations and applications.
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