What is the difference between LTO tapes using Metal Particle (MP) and Barium Ferrite (BaFe) ?
All the older Generation LTO tapes use Metal Particle technology. This technology has limitations in how densely you can pack data on a single tape. Starting LTO-6 almost all the manufacturers shifted to BaFe to achieve higher density. HP continued to offer both MP and BaFe Variants on LTO-6 LTO-7 onwards all the tapes are BaFe. LTO-6 tapes are the only generation available either as BaFe or as MP from HP. Both BaFe and MP have the same specifications and will work seamlessly in the LTO-6 drive.
Can you give me pre-labelled custom Labels for LTO tapes ?
That's 50% more capacity for LTO-7 media at the same price.
What is LTO-7 type M Media ?
LTO-8 tape drive can Format a previously unused LTO-7 media as LTO-7 type M media. The advantage is that instead of 6TB native capacity, it would yield 9TB compressed capacity. This media however is only writable in LTO-8 tape drive.
Can I use LTO-6 Tape Media in my LTO-8 drive? Why is the LTO-8 drive not backward compatible with 2 previous Gens?
LTO-8 tape drive is the only tape drive which is not compatible with 2 previous generations. However, it has a special functionality - it can format your LTO-7 Media as a 50% high capacity LTO-7 type M media
Can I use my old Media in new tape drive ?
Yes, LTO Drive is backward compatible to 2 previous generations. Each New LTO tape drive is Read/Write compatible to the previous generation and Read-only Compatible to the generation before that. For Example LTO- 7 tape drive is RW compatible to LTO-6 and Read-Only LTO-5. This way you know that any old media you have ( upto 2 prior generations) is also compatible. The only Exception is LTO-8 Drive which is not compatible with LTO-6.
Can I use a newer LTO media in my old Tape drive?
No, There is no forward Compatibility. Which means Your can't use LTO-9 media (when its launched) in your LTO-8 tape drive. To use LTO-9 Media you would have to upgrade your tape drive to LTO-9 tape drive.
What is the meaning of Limited Lifetime Warranty ?
For the lifetime of the Media, its covered by warranty by manufacturer. Typically the useful lifetime of the media will be defined in years and number of read/write mounts. Refer to the vendor website for more details on warranty.
What is a typical Compression ratio ?
Up to LTO-5 the compression ratio was defined as 2:1. It assumed that 100GB data for example could be compressed to 50GB. From LTO-6 onwards the Compression ratio is defined as 2.5:1.
The compression ratio always depends on the data you are writing. A tar file can't be further compressed for example, whereas a file of repetitive data can be compressed beyond 3 or 4 times.
What is the difference between the Native and compressed capacity of LTO tapes?
Data to be written on the tape is compressed before its written. If the data is highly repetitive, it will have a high compression ratio ( a Text file will be compressible, a BMP image is highly compressible). But if the data is already compressed ( say you have tarred or Zipped the data already), it won't be further compressible.
For Data That's non-compressed you will see capacity higher than the native capacity. For data that's already compressed, you will capacity close to the native capacity.
TLDR: Native capacity is what is guaranteed. You might get Compressed capacity or more than the compressed capacity depending on how compressible your data is.
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LTO-8 Ultrium Tape drive
Includes DATASTOR Shield Single Server backup software with deduplication
Includes HBA SAS Card
Security. Reliability. Performance.
As your long-term data storage grows, so does your need for a dependable and efficient way to keep it protected. Based on the world's leading tape technology, Quantum's LTO tape drives work seamlessly with Scalar tape libraries and automatically match the tape drive speed to that of the host, optimizing performance and increasing reliability. Plus, Quantum's LTO tape drives are easy to deploy and upgrade, making them perfect for small, mid-sized and corporate storage environments.
No One Can Ignore Data Protection
Backing up critical resources is crucial for every organization, no matter what the size of the budget or the IT staff. And its not just about doing backup. Data also has to be kept safe from ransomware and other malicious programs that can contaminate files stored on most of the systems that use spinning disk.
Site-loss protection is also critical for everyone, but that is something that is complex for smaller sites to support, especially if they have adopted a disk-based backup methodology.
Quantum LTO Drives Are the Answer
Quantums LTO tape drives deliver fast, reliable data protection at an affordable price. They offer backup speeds up to 2.7 TB per hour and can store up to 30 TB of data on a single cartridge. Quantum's LTO cartridges provide easily transportable backup storage for DR protection, and their AES 256-bit encryption makes sure that no one else can read your data. Their WORM-cartridge option provides an even higher level of security.
If youre looking for the simplest, easiest, and most affordable data protection of all, Quantum LTO drives come with LTFS. Thats the system that lets you drag and drop any files from your disk environment directly to LTO mediaand read it back againwithout having to buy or install any backup software.
Quantum's LTO tape drives deliver reliable data protection with tremendous capacity and performance at an affordable price. Quantum "Backup Ready" kit solutions allow you to go from box-to-backup in minutes with the highly reliable Quantum LTO tape drive, cable for external models, a cleaning cartridge and durable Quantum media.
Fast Backup and Restore
With performance up to 750 MB/sec (2.7 TB/hr) *.
*2.5:1 compression LTO-8, LTO-7 and LTO-6, 2:1 other LTO.
Drag and Drop Files in Open Format
Directly drag and drop files to LTO media using LTFS, no backup software needed.
Secure protection with AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption standard.
Protect up to 30 TB* of data on each cartridge.
*2.5:1 compression LTO-8, LTO-7 and LTO-6, 2:1 other LTO.
WORM (Write Once, Read Many) functionality with use of WORM cartridges.
DRIVE CAPACITY AND PERFORMANCE
Configurations:Internal bare, internal kit, tabletop kit, and 1U rack mount
Interface Connector Type: 6 Gb/sec SAS
SFF8482 with integrated power (internal) SFF8088 (tabletop and rack)
Burst Transfer Rate (MB/sec): SAS (maximum)
Data Buffer Size:
LTO-8, LTO-7: 1 GB LTO-6: 512 MB LTO-5: 256 MB
Included Software:DATASTOR Shield Single-Server Backup
Deduplication Rate:20:1 (typical)
Software Compatibility:Windows only
Backup Methods:Disk-to-disk-to-tape, disk-to-tape, archive-to-tape in native format
Upgradeable:Yes to multiple servers, SQL, Exchange, SharePoint, Bare Metal, Cloud, and other functionality
Data Compression: LTO-8, LTO-7, LTO-6: 2.5:1 LTO-5: 2:1
Operating Systems:Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Mac OS
Software/Hardware:For the most up-to-date tested solutions, visitwww.quantum.com
Cartridge Dimensions (L W H):4 in 4.15 in .85 in (102 mm 105.4 mm 21.5 mm)
Archive Storage:30 years
Durability:20,000 load/unload cycles
Tape Drive:3 years limited with Rapid Exchange
MODEL NUMBERS AND DESCRIPTIONS
TC-L82AN-BR: LTO-8 HH, Internal, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black, bare TC-L82AN-EY: LTO-8 HH, Internal, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black TC-L82AN-EZ: LTO-8 HH, Internal, SAS HBA Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black TC-L82BN-AR: LTO-8 HH, Tabletop, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black TC-L82BN-EZ: LTO-8 HH, Tabletop, SAS HBA Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black TC-L83CN-AR: LTO-8 HH, Single, 1U Rack Mount, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black TC-L82GN-BR: LTO-8 HH, Internal Drive Option for 1U Rack Mount, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black, bare
TC-L72AN-BR-C:LTO-7 HH, Internal, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black, bare TC-L72AN-EY-C:LTO-7 HH, Internal, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black TC-L72AN-EZ-C:LTO-7 HH, Internal, SAS HBA Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black TC-L72BN-AR-C:LTO-7 HH, Tabletop, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black TC-L72BN-EZ-C:LTO-7 HH, Tabletop, SAS HBA Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black TC-L73CN-AR-C:LTO-7 HH, Single, 1U Rack Mount, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black TC-L72GN-BR-C :LTO-7 HH, Internal Drive Option for 1U Rack Mount, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black, bare
TC-L62AN-BR-C: LTO-6 HH, Internal, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black, bare TC-L62AN-EY-C: LTO-6 HH, Internal, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black TC-L62AN-EZ-C: LTO-6 HH, Internal, SAS HBA Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black TC-L62BN-AR-C: LTO-6 HH, Tabletop, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black TC-L62BN-EZ-C: LTO-6 HH, Tabletop, SAS HBA Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black TC-L62BN-EM-C: LTO-6 HH, Tabletop, SAS HBA and Media (5 pcs) Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black TC-L63CN-AR-C: LTO-6 HH, Single, 1U Rack Mount, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black TC-L62GN-BR-C: LTO-6 HH, Internal Drive Option for 1U Rack Mount, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black, bare
TC-L52AN-BR-C:LTO-5 HH, Internal, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black, bare TC-L52AN-EY-C:LTO-5 HH, Internal, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black TC-L52AN-EZ-C:LTO-5 HH, Internal, SAS HBA Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black TC-L52BN-AR-C:LTO-5 HH, Tabletop, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black TC-L52BN-EZ-C:LTO-5 HH, Tabletop, SAS HBA Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black TC-L52BN-EM-C:LTO-5 HH, Tabletop, SAS HBA and Media (5 pcs) Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black TC-L53CN-AR-C:LTO-5 HH, Single, 1U Rack Mount, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black TTC-L52GN-BR-C:LTO-5 HH, Internal Drive Option for 1U Rack Mount, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black, bare