Imation Introduces LTO-6 Data
Imation Corp. is shipping the next generation in the
Ultrium format of LTO technology - certified LTO-6 Ultrium tape cartridges.
LTO-6 joins its portfolio of LTO tape cartridges,
libraries, and drives as a part of its tiered storage solutions that enable
organizations - from small businesses through large enterprise data centers - to
deal with increasing amounts of data that require large capacity, offline backup
The LTO-6 technology features increased capacity (6.25 TB)
and faster transfer rates (400MB/s). Imation's LTO-6 tape cartridges are
available under the Imation and TDK Corp. brands and can be used within any
drive or system built for LTO-6 technology.
Developed by Imation, in tape storage
over more than a half-century, Imation LTO tape media boasts tape performance,
tracking accuracy and durability, characteristics that solidify the role for
magnetic tape media in a tiered data storage infrastructure. Imation holds many
patents for magnetic media development and continues to generate new technology
for the LTO platform with an eye toward future generations.
Imation and TDK Life on Record
LTO-6 tape cartridges feature innovations for improved tape performance,
reliability and durability, including:
Tiered storage is critical for cost effectively managing
the rapid rise of unstructured data and with advances like those in Imation and
TDK Life on Record LTO-6 cartridges, tape continues to be an integral part of
tiered storage strategies for scalable offline or 'cold' storage. Imation
offers storage backup and archiving solutions that manage data across multiple
media types, including hard disk drives, RDX removable drives, tape and the
cloud, that aid in scalability and data transfer. As a platform for offline
storage, tape media continues to deliver the lowest cost per gigabyte while
maintaining a 30-year archival life, so that many companies, even the world's
largest cloud providers, continue to rely on it as a foundation for offline
backup and archiving.
Imation and TDK Life on Record LTO-6 tape cartridges have
been certified by the Measurement Analysis Corporation (MAC), an independent
testing board for compliance verification testing, and the LTO technology
provider companies: HP, IBM Corporation and Quantum Corp., to support the
standards defined by the LTO Ultrium format specifications, including AES
encryption, partitioning (which supports LTFS) and WORM functions.
Imation and TDK Life on Record LTO-6 tape cartridges are
BackupWorks.com premier channel partner.
- advanced servo writing
technology: Ensures precise alignment
between drive head and data tracks for greater reliability.
- patented corner snap:
Improves cartridge strength and protects data during shipping or
- patented three-piece tape
spool: Distributes stress more evenly
over the tape surface for better performance and longer archival life.