Linear Tape-Open data cartridges

High capacity, performance and reliability in a tape storage solution for open server environments

LTO® is an open tape architecture developed by a consortium of three world-class storage producers. Open means availability from multiple vendors. IBM means a new technology from a time-proven and innovative tape technology leader.




LTO Ultrium 100 GB Data Cartridge

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.

Capacity (native) 100 GB
Capacity (compressed) 200 GB



LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge

IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridges, along with IBM Ultrium 2 drives, support the Linear Tape-Open® Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM) chip, which enables the IBM Ultrium 2 tape 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 2 tape 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.

Capacity (native) 200 GB
Capacity (compressed) 400 GB



LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge

IBM is delivering high-capacity media that provides clients the ability to meet the demanding growth in data storage. The increase in cartridge capacity reduces the amount of equipment, space and human intervention required for daily tape operations. In addition, it reduces the number of cartridges needed for backup and restore operations, and helps to lower operational costs throughout the enterprise.

Capacity (native) 400 GB
Capacity (compressed) 800 GB



IBM LTO Ultrium 4 800 GB Data Cartridge

IBM is delivering high-capacity LTO Generation 4 media that provides clients the ability to meet the demanding growth in data storage. The increase in cartridge capacity helps reduce the amount of equipment, space and human intervention required for daily tape operations. In addition, it reduces the number of cartridges needed for backup and restore operations and helps to lower operational costs throughout the enterprise.

Capacity (native) 800 GB
Capacity (compressed) 1.6



IBM LTO Ultrium 5 1.5 TB Data Cartridge

IBM is delivering high-capacity LTO Generation 5 media that provides clients the ability to meet the demanding growth in data storage. The increase in cartridge capacity helps reduce the amount of equipment, space and human intervention required for daily tape operations. In addition, it reduces the number of cartridges needed for backup and restore operations and helps to lower operational costs throughout the enterprise.

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