By combining high storage capacity (100 GB native, 200 GB with 2:1 compression), performance, and reliability, IBM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridges continue the IBM commitment to enhancing tape technology. IBM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridges are part of a long line of IBM data cartridges that help provide superior media quality and reliability for organizations around the world.
Increasing cartridge capacity and performance can help reduce the amount of equipment, space and human intervention required for daily tape operations. In addition, reducing the number of cartridges needed for backup and restore operations can help lower operational costs throughout the enterprise.
Advanced LTO-CM chip
IBM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridges, along with IBM Ultrium drives, support the Linear Tape-Open Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM) chip, which enables the IBM Ultrium drive to read and write to the data cartridge by using a radio frequency transmission. The LTO-CM enables fast, simultaneous transfer of cartridge-dependent data with IBM Ultrium drives during media load and unload cycles. This simultaneous exchange is designed to improve data access speeds by eliminating the need to read/write cartridge-dependent data from the media after it is loaded or before it is unloaded.