Advantages of LTO 7 Data Tapes

With volumes of information becoming exponentially—and not a single end to be seen—the IBM LTO Ultrium 7 information cartridge is intended to offer associations some assistance with protecting and save more information for more timeframes. This most recent era of the IBM arrangement offers more than twofold the capacity limit of past eras for long haul information protection that gives security as it supports fast, solid access to information and guarantees business versatility.


Features and Benefits of LTO 7 Ultrium Tape

Higher Storage Capacity
6TB native and up to 15TB Compressed

Better Performance
– Expect data transfer rates of up to 700 MB/sec

Backward Compatible
LTO 7 drives can read LTO 5 tapes and Read and Write to LTO 6 Tapes

Future Compatibility
LTO 7 tapes will be able to be read by and written to by LTO 8 tape drives and be able to be read by LTO 9 drives.

LTO-7 tape drive technology will increase the tape head channel count from 16 to 32. This increase will provide a higher data transfer rate, resulting in a reduction of approximately 50% of the time to read or write a full tape.

Compare To LTO-6

Large gains in capacity and performance

– 2.4 times more capacity
– 87% higher performance

Big Savings From LTO 6 Migration to LTO 7

– Reduce database backup windows by 35%
– Reduce floor space expense by 65%

Generation To Generation Comparison

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Gen to Gen Capacity Increase Performance Increase
LTO4 to LTO5 87.5% 16.7%
LTO5 to LTO6 66.7% 14.3%
LTO6 to LTO7 140% 87.5