LTO Media

Preserve and protect your critical data with LTO media.

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LTO Media for Reliable, High-Capacity Data Protection

Quantum’s LTO media delivers reliability, cost, and security. To meet compliance for long-term data retention, LTO tape effectively meets your archive needs 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 any backup or archiving applications. Features include a compressed capacity of up to 45 TB per cartridge and an integrated, high-durability, non-contact IC memory chip that improves access times in all Scalar® and AEL tape libraries, as well as other automated storage systems.

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Turguy represents Quantum with LTO organizations as the technology leader, while also
leading the Advanced Development Team focused on LTO technology.

Featured Benefits

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.

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High Storage Capacity

Up to 12 TB native and up to 30 TB* compressed and up to 30 years of archival life.

*Based on 2.5:1 compression (LTO-6, LTO-7 and LTO-8), 2:1 compression (other LTO)

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Compliant with All Media Integrity Analysis Utilities

Adds another important level of data protection.

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WORM (Write Once, Read Many)

Addresses today’s tough regulatory and compliance needs.

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High Performance

A high-durability non-contact IC memory chip up to 16 KB is built in, which contributes to significant improvement in tape library access and health reporting.

Scalibility

Bar Code Labeling and Library Packaging

Available to quickly load automation slots/trays.

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Secure

Supports government-level security with the highest-level AES 256-bit Encryption Standard.

Technical Specifications

Ultrium 9 Ultrium 9 WORM

Drive Compatibility:
LTO-8
LTO-8 WORM

Cartridge Color:
Green

Capacity (Native/Compressed):
18TB / up to 45TB

Tape Length:
1035 m (3396 ft)

Ultrium 8 Ultrium 8 WORM

Drive Compatibility:
LTO-8
LTO-8 WORM

Cartridge Color:
Brick Red
Brick Red/Gray

Capacity (Native/Compressed):
12/30 TB1

Tape Length:
960 m (3,150 ft)

Ultrium 73 Ultrium 7 WORM

Drive Compatibility:
LTO-7
LTO-7 WORM

Cartridge Color:
Purple
Purple/Gray

Capacity (Native/Compressed):
6/15 TB1
(12/22.5 TB3)

Tape Length:
960 m (3,150 ft)

Ultrium 6 Ultrium 6 WORM

Drive Compatibility:
LTO-6
LTO-6 WORM

Cartridge Color:
Black
Black/Gray

Capacity (Native/Compressed) :
2,500/6,250 GB1

Tape Length:
846 m (2,776 ft)

Ultrium 5 Ultrium 5 WORM

Drive Compatibility:
LTO-5
LTO-5 WORM

Cartridge Color:
Brick Red
Brick Red/Gray

Capacity (Native/Compressed) :
1,500/3,000 GB2

Tape Length:
846 m (2,776 ft)

Ultrium 4 Ultrium 4 WORM

Drive Compatibility:
LTO-4
LTO-4 WORM

Cartridge Color:
Green
Green/Gray

Capacity (Native/Compressed) :
800/1,600 GB2

Tape Length:
820 m (2,690 ft)

Ultrium 3 Ultrium 3 WORM

Drive Compatibility:
LTO-3
LTO-3 WORM

Cartridge Color:
Blue
Blue/Gray

Capacity (Native/Compressed) :
400/800 GB2

Tape Length:
680 m (2,231 ft)

Ultrium Universal Cleaning

Drive Compatibility:
All

Cartridge Color:
Black

Capacity (Native/Compressed) :
Maximum 50 cleanings–drive dependent

Tape Length:
319 m (1,046.59 ft)

¹ Based on 2.5:1 compression
2 Based on 2:1 compression
3 LTO-8 drives include a new format feature enabling customers to increase the capacity of new or unused LTO Ultrium 7 cartridges by up to 50 percent to store 9 TB (uncompressed) or 22.5 TB1 (compressed) of data. To unlock this additional capacity, customers need an LTO-8 drive with a utility or application to up-format new or unused LTO Ultrium 7 cartridges with properly attached “M8” media ID bar code labels.

Tape Width: 12.65 mm (0.50 in)

Cartridge Dimensions (W x H x L): 21.5 mm x 105.4 mm x 102.0 mm (0.85 in x 4.15 in x 4.02 in)

Temperature: 10 °C to 45 °C (50 °F to 113 °F)

Humidity: 10% to 80% RH

An Ultrium drive can read and write data to prior LTO generations:

LTO-9

Read Compatibility:
LTO-9 (L9), LTO-8 (L8)
Write Compatibility:
LTO-9 (L9), LTO-8 (L8)

LTO-8

Read/Write Compatible Media:
LTO-8 | R/W
LTO-7 (M8) | R/W
LTO-7 | R/W

LTO-7

Read/Write Compatible Media:
LTO-7 | R/W
LTO-6 | R/W
LTO-5 | R Only

LTO-6

Read/Write Compatible Media:
LTO-6 | R/W
LTO-5 | R/W
LTO-4 | R Only

LTO-5

Read/Write Compatible Media:
LTO-5 | R/W
LTO-4 | R/W
LTO-3 | R Only

LTO-4

Read/Write Compatible Media:
LTO-4 | R/W
LTO-3 | R/W
LTO-2 | R Only

LTO-3

Read/Write Compatible Media:
LTO-3 | R/W
LTO-2 | R/W
LTO-1 | R Only

Ultrium 8, 7, 6, and 5

Temperature: 16 °C to 35 °C (61 °F to 95 °F)
Humidity: 20% to 80% RH

Ultrium 4, 3, 2, and Cleaning

Temperature: 16 °C to 32 °C (61 °F to 90 °F)
Humidity: 20% to 80% RH

Temperature: 16 °C to 25 °C (61 °F to 77 °F)
Humidity: 20% to 50% RH

(Not applicable for cleaning cartridge)

Quantum LTO Ultrium cartridge tapes are free from defects in material and manufacturing at the time of purchase. This limited lifetime warranty extends to the original end-user purchaser of the product and is not assignable or transferable to any subsequent purchaser or end user. Visit www.quantum.com for more information.

Ultrium 8

Standard: MR-L8MQN-01

WORM: MR-L8MQN-02

Bar Code Labeled: MR-L8MQN-BC

Bar Code Labeled – WORM: MR-L8WQN-BC

Library Pack: MR-L8MQN-20

Bar Code Labeled Library Pack: MR-L8LQN-BC

Ultrium 7

Standard: MR-L7MQN-01

WORM: MR-L7MQN-02

Bar Code Labeled: MR-L7MQN-BC

Bar Code Labeled – WORM: MR-L7WQN-BC

Library Pack: MR-L7MQN-BC

Bar Code Labeled Library Pack: MR-L7LQN-BC

Ultrium 6

Standard: MR-L6MQN-03

WORM: MR-L6WQN-04

Bar Code Labeled: MR-L6MQN-BL

Bar Code Labeled – WORM: MR-L6WQN-BL

Library Pack: MR-L6LQN-LP

Bar Code Labeled Library Pack: MR-L6LQN-BL

Ultrium 5

Standard: MR-L5MQN-01

WORM: MR-L5MQN-02

Bar Code Labeled: MR-L5MQN-BC

Bar Code Labeled – WORM: MR-L5WQN-BC

Library Pack: MR-L5MQN-20

Bar Code Labeled Library Pack: MR-L5LQN-BC

Ultrium 4

Standard: MR-L4MQN-01

WORM: MR-L4MQN-02

Bar Code Labeled: MR-L4MQN-BC

Bar Code Labeled – WORM: MR-L4WQN-BC

Library Pack: MR-L4MQN-20

Bar Code Labeled Library Pack: MR-L4LQN-BC

Ultrium 3

Standard: MR-L3MQN-01

WORM: MR-L3MQN-02

Bar Code Labeled: MR-L3MQN-BC

Bar Code Labeled – WORM: MR-L3WQN-BC

Library Pack: MR-L3MQN-20

Bar Code Labeled Library Pack: MR-L3LQN-BC

Ultrium 2

Standard: MR-L2MQN-01

WORM: N/A

Bar Code Labeled: MR-L2MQN-BC

Bar Code Labeled – WORM: N/A

Library Pack: N/A

Bar Code Labeled Library Pack: N/A

Ultrium Cleaning

Standard: MR-LUCQN-01

WORM: N/A

Bar Code Labeled: MR-LUCQN-BC

Bar Code Labeled – WORM: N/A

Library Pack: N/A

Bar Code Labeled Library Pack: N/A

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