Preserve and protect your critical data with LTO media.
LTO Media for Reliable, High-Capacity Data Protection
Quantum’s LTO media delivers reliability, cost, and security - ensuring high performance and durability, whether used for primary backup or long-term archive. LTO tape effectively provides the ultimate in cyber protection with an offline barrier so that your data is not only secured from internal or external threats, but readily available and easily recoverable when needed.
The latest generation LTO-9 is optimized for high capacity and performance with outstanding reliability in either stand-alone or automated environments for most backup or archiving applications. Features include a compressed capacity of up to 45 TB per cartridge. In addition, when you choose LTO with Write Once, Ready Many (WORM) media cartridges, you can meet today’s stringent regulatory compliance requirements. Combining WORM with native AES 256-bit encryption, enables you to physically prevent data from being overwritten or tampered with once it is written to the device—providing a reliable, accurate, and scalable data integrity solution on all automation and Scalar Tape Libraries.
Turguy Goker Talks Tape
Turguy represents Quantum with LTO organizations as the technology leader, while also
leading the Advanced Development Team focused on LTO technology.
Quantum Certified LTO media supports your comprehensive, “edge-to-core” backup, recovery and archive strategy. When you use Quantum media and hardware, you get the added assurance of more than 30 years of storage experience and service behind the entire solution.
Quantum performs additional process and quality tests on its LTO Ultrium data media, demonstrating our continuing commitment to provide the highest-quality LTO media. The Quantum Certification focuses on five key user metrics: capacity, transfer rate, servo and green media characteristics, with specific emphasis on testing the durability of the written data.
High Storage Capacity
Up to 18 TB native and up to 45 TB* compressed and up to 30 years of archival life.
*Based on 2.5:1 compression (LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-8 and LTO-9), 2:1 compression (other LTO)
Compliant with All Media Integrity Analysis Utilities
Adds another important level of data protection.
WORM (Write Once, Read Many)
Addresses today’s tough regulatory and compliance needs.
Supports government-level security with the highest-level AES 256-bit Encryption Standard.
LTO Media Specifications
|Media Type||LTO-9||LTO-8||LTO-7 M8 2||LTO-7|
|Capacity (Raw / Compressed) 1||18 / 45 TB||12 / 30 TB||9 / 22.5 TB||6 / 15 TB|
|Environmental Factor||Recommended 1||Allowed 2||Shipping 3|
LTO 5, 6, 7, 8: 16 to 25o C (61 to 77o F)
LTO 9: 15 to 25o C (59 to 77o F)
LTO 5, 6, 7, 8: 16 to 35o C (61 to 95o F)
LTO 9: 15 to 35o C (59 to 95o F)
|-23 to 49o C (-9 to 120o F)|
|Relative Humidity||20 to 50% (non-condensing)||20 to 80% (non-condensing)||5 to 80% (non-condensing)|
- 1 Recommended: The recommended operational/storage environmental envelope provides guidance on the environmental range for optimal performance and high reliability. This environmental range protects for 30-year archival storage.
- 2 Allowable: The allowable operational/storage environmental envelope defines the test limits to verify that the equipment will function within the environmental envelope. This environmental range is defined for operational storage of less than 6 months.
(Derate the maximum dry-bulb temperature by 1°C/300 m above 900 m (1.8°F/1,000 feet above 3,000 feet).
- 3 Shipping: When shipping media over extended environmental ranges, shipping times should be limited to minimize the duration of media being exposed to varying environmental conditions at lower and upper ranges.