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With a faster compressed tape drive transfer rate of up to 400 MB/sec* and increased maximum storage capacity of up to 6.25 TB*, IBM's LTO6 cartridges addresses the need of IT professionals seeking cost- and energy-efficient, reliable media for data archival and backup applications.

LTO 6 features Write Once, Read Many (WORM) functionality and advanced encryption capabilities, making it extremely well suited for backup and archival applications requiring high security, such as legal and medical records, and financial data that must comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. It also incorporates a Linear Tape File System (LTFS), which allows LTO 6 to be used in a manner similar to that of hard disk drives (HDDs), and because LTO 6 is a tape technology, it has inherent advantages compared to HDD, including dramatically lowering energy consumption and reducing storage media costs.

The incorporation of IBM's patented NeoSMART(Super Maximum-capacity Advanced Reliability Tape) technology maximizes the benefits of LTO 6. Ultra-fine ceramic-armored metal particles with high energy and superior recording performance augment the LTO 6 capacity, as well as create an
added level of protection from corrosion, for advanced archival storage life and superior durability. Extremely accurate servo writing technologies, which IBM developed in its manufacturing process, ensure stable servo characteristics and superior tracking reliability, corresponding to increased data track density to achieve the high capacity of LTO 6.

Magnetic servo recording technology for highly accurate tracking

Super-fine and high-energy Ceramic Armor metal particles with superior long-term storage performance are ideal for MR heads

Combination of two types of binders improves durability

Special calendaring technologies offer ultra-thin coating and ultra-smoothness
High performance base film with superior dimensional stability during long-term storage

Cartridge Colour
Tape Length
Tape Thickness
Tape Width
227kA/m (2850 Oe)
Storage Capacity
2.5TB (6.25TB compressed)
Transfer Rate
160MB/s (400MB/s compressed)
Cartridge Dimensions
102.0 x 105.4 x 21.5mm

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