IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge

High capacity tape media designed for high reliability


High-capacity media for data storage growth

IBM is delivering high-capacity media that helps provide clients the ability to address 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 helps reduce the number of cartridges needed for backup and restore operations and thus lowers operational costs.

Features you need

With the IBM TotalStorage® LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge, IBM continues to focus on providing high quality, high-reliability tape technology for your business. The cartridges are part of a long line of IBM data cartridges designed to improve data integrity for organizations around the world.

The cartridges have been optimized and tested extensively for use in IBM LTO tape drives and libraries to help maximize performance, minimize data loss and improve data longevity. They are designed to withstand rigors of normal use in stand-alone and automated environments. Each cartridge is embedded with an LTO Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM) chip which is designed to enable fast, simultaneous transfer of cartridge-dependent data with tape drives during media load and unload cycles. The gray cartridge color helps distinguish it from previous generations of IBM LTO Ultrium Media.

The IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge can be used in products featuring LTO Gen3 tape technology. As your storage needs grow, your data cartridge can continue providing value to help maximize your investment.

Common features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
400 GB (800 GB with 2:1 compression) tape capacity
Rigorous testing and optimization
Write once, read many (WORM) capability
IBM’s statistical media read/write analysis stored on the cartridge
LTO Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM) chip
Gray standard cartridge color
Two-tone WORM cartridge color
Adheres to the Linear Tape-Open™ standard
Characteristics Linear serpentine recording half-inch cartridge
Media Type Metal Particle (MP)
Cartridge physical capacity 400 GB (800 GB with 2:1 compression)
Rewritable cartridge LTO Ultrium 400 GB rewritable Data Cartridge (400/800 GB*)
WORM cartridge LTO Ultrium 400 GB WORM Cartridge (400/800 GB*)
Cartridge capacity 400 (800 GB 2:1 compression)
Physical and magnetic characteristics Substrate Polyethylene Naphthalate (PEN)
Substrate thickness 0.00024 in (6.0 microns)
Total tape thickness 0.00031 in (8.0 microns)
Tape length 2231 ft (680 m)
Magnetic coercivity 187,007 A/m or 2530 Oe
Physical dimensions
Cartridge size 4.02 in L x 4.15 in W x 0.85 D (102.0 mm x 105.4 mm x 21.5 mm)
Data cartridge weight 0.463 lbs (210 grams)
Cleaning cartridge weight 0.254 lbs (115 grams)
Safety characteristics

Toxicity: Nonhazardous to human health in anticipated use

Flammability: Self-extinguishing per UL94

Environmental recommendations
Operating conditions 50-104° F (10-40° C); 20-80% RH; 79° F (26° C) wet bulb max
Storage conditions 61-90° F (16-32° C); 20-80% RH; 79° F (26° C) wet bulb max
Shipping conditions -9 to 120° F (-23 to 49° C); 20-80% RH; 79° F (26° C) wet bulb max
Cartridge disposal Classified as nonhazardous waste per EPA regulation 40CFR261; can be disposed of as normal office trash
Part numbers

LTO Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge 24R1922

LTO Ultrium 400 GB WORM Cartridge 96P1203

LTO Ultrium Universal Cleaning Cartridge 35L2086

Limited lifetime warranty Free from defects in workmanship and materials for 5 years