announce availability of LTO-6 Data Cartridge
Fujifilm in media, with BaFe magnetic particles ...
Fujifilm Recording Media U.S.A.,
Inc., a division of Fujifilm Corporation, introduced its new LTO-6 data
It's the first in the world produced with barium ferrite
magnetic particles using Fujifilm's core Nanocubic technology. Barium
Ferrite is chemically stable, which leads to enhanced performance and longer
offers a compressed (2.5x) storage capacity of 6.25TB with a transfer rate
of up to 400MB/s.
data cartridges use Fujifilm's advanced Nanocubic coating process, which
incorporates three Fujifilm proprietary technologies:
As part of Fujifilm's overall commitment to develop environmentally
sustainable products, LTO-6 cartridge offers a reduction on its impact on
the environment by eliminating brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from all
the mechanical parts of LTO-6 cartridges. Tape is already viewed by many in
the data storage industry to have less of an impact on the environment than
other storage options because it consumes less energy.
is a an open tape format developed and enhanced by the HP, IBM and Quantum
to help address the demands of data protection in the midrange to
enterprise-class server environments.
Fujifilm LTO-6 cartridges offer more space to record specific cartridge
information, with the introduction of a 16K Cartridge Memory (IC chip). This
feature allows the user to record cartridge load/unload history and monitor
the cartridge health.
High-rigidity reel design prevents hub
deformation, which could result in tape edge damage. This feature is
important as the tape length gets longer and thinner.
cartridges with BaFe have a long archival life (over 30 years) and show good
performance when used with older drives that have aged from repeated use.
LTO-6 hardware will be backward write compatible with LTO-5 cartridges
and backward read compatible with LTO-4 cartridges. As with the previous
generation, LTO-6 hardware will incorporate the Advanced Encryption Standard
and LTFS dual partitioning functionality.
Fujifilm's line-up will
include an LTO-6 WORM cartridge, such as storage compliance standards which
require a non-rewriteable format.
Largest LTO Assembly Plant
in the WorldTo meet the growing demands of the LTO industry,
Fujifilm has restructured its U.S. manufacturing facility in Bedford, MA to
increase the assembly capacity, allowing for flexibility and just-in-time
manufacturing. As a result, this facility has become the largest LTO
assembly plant in the world.
Fujifilm LTO-6 data cartridges
will be available from BackupWorks.com an authorized FujiFilm Partner.
- Nano-particle Technology: Finer particles (30%
smaller than metal particle used on LTO-5)
- Nano-dispersion Technology: Uniform particle
dispersion by applying high-dispersed binder.
- Nano-coating Technology: Improved ultra-thin layer
coating to realize an even thinner magnetic layer.