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LTO Program Announces Price Per Gigabyte Now Less Than One Penny

The LTO Program announced today that LTO Generation 6 tape has reached another cost-per-gigabyte milestone of below a cent.  Today, LTO storage can be as low as 0.8 cents per gigabyte and $8 per terabyte based on the current market price of tape media.

As the price per gigabyte for tape storage continues to drop, LTO plays an increasingly vital role in the datacenter for a range of unique datasets and stages in the data lifecycle, LTO allows organizations to keep more data for longer periods of time by storing the right data at the right time on the most cost-effective storage tier.

When factors such as equipment, media, maintenance, energy costs and floor space are taken into account, LTO tape storage technology continues to be the most cost-effective and energy-efficient solution for data storage managers worldwide. The Clipper Group found that the average disk-based solution costs 26 times the total cost of ownership for an average tape-based solution.

The cost of energy alone for the average disk-based solution exceeds the entire total cost of ownership for the average tape-based solution. Tape, with a more than 60-year history of success in the data center, has evolved to a point where it can be the solution of choice for the preservation of data in every data center. Tape is an obvious solution, so why not use it?

The current generation of LTO technology – LTO generation 6 – supports tape cartridge storage compressed capacity of up to 6.25TB, more than twice the compressed capacity over the previous generation, and tape drive data transfer rates of up to 400MB per second for over 1.4 terabytes of storage performance an hour per drive. As with previous generations, LTO-6 drives provide backward compatibility with the ability to read and write LTO generation 5 cartridges and read LTO generation 4 cartridges, helping to preserve media investments and ease implementation.

Last fall, the LTO Program announced the extension of the LTO product roadmap through generation 10. The extended roadmap now includes generations 9 and 10. The new generation guidelines call for compressed capacities of 62.5 TB for generation 9 and 120 TB for generation 10.

 

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