DLT Tapes Vs LTO Tapes

What Is A DLT Tape?
Digital Linear Tape (DLT) is a compelling tape setup developed by an inborn firm named DEC of Hewlett-Packard. DLT tapes are ½ inches wide and come in burly plastic packages containers. DLT tapes have the capacity to store between 10GB to 40GB of uncompressed data, and are a quite famous data storage solution.

What Is A LTO Tape?
Linear Tape Open (LTO) is a standard tape format produced by major technology companies like Seagate, HP, and IBM. It is a tough competitor of DLT. LTO tapes have the capacity to store 384 data tracks which can be divided into 4 data bands of 96 tracks. Each data band can be filled one at a time in linear approach. LTO tapes include 4K of uncompressed memory which can comprehend through non-contacting inactive RF interface.

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Which Is Better DLT Tape Or LTO Tape?

When it comes to comparing LTO and DLT, the latest version of both the products offers 400GB capacity respectively, 80MBps (native) for LTO-3 and 32MBps (native) capacity for DLT-600. If high capacity and top level performance is your priority then LTO-7 is best choice currently. On the other hand an LT0-7 drive will cost you a little bit more than a DLT-S4 tape.

Important Facts About The Two

  • The critical difference between the two is the unusual storage systems and the way off their working.
  • LTO tapes have more storage capacity as compared to DLT tapes and it’s a tough competition for DLT tapes.
  • The price factor also varies between the two but there is not much significant difference.