Maxell Announces the
Certification of it's LTO-6 Data Cartridge
With a faster compressed tape drive transfer rate of up
to 400MB/s and increased maximum storage capacity of up to 6.25TB assuming 2.5:1
data compression, LTO-6 cartridges address the need of IT professionals seeking
cost- and energy-efficient, reliable media for data archival and backup
Maxell recently completed the LTO-6 data cartridge compliance verification
process, including an exhaustive series of tests to confirm interchange
compatibility with other drives and media. Users of Maxell LTO Ultrium products
can be confident of compatibility and interchangeability between Maxell LTO
Ultrium media, and all brands of Ultrium drives and media. Maxell has a
successful track record with LTO compliance testing.
LTO-6 features WORM functionality and
advanced encryption capabilities, making it 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
LTFS, which allows LTO-6 to be used in a manner similar to that of HDDs. Because
LTO-6 is a tape technology, it has inherent advantages compared to HDD,
including lowering energy consumption and reducing storage media costs.
NeoSMART Maximizes LTO-6
incorporation of Maxell'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. Accurate servo writing technologies, which Maxell 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.
Maxell also developed advanced dispersion and calendaring
processes that improve read/write performance, and ensure high output and
enhanced stability, complementing the increased recording density. Superior
durability and stability - two critical attributes in data storage and archiving
- are further enhanced by special lubricant control and advanced filler
uniformity developed for the head/tape interface.
NeoSMART creates additional advantages
for IT and data professionals. It utilizes a basefilm with superior dimensional
stability to ensure reliability and durability for high-density recording and
playback, as well as archival storage. It also has a uniform, ultra-thin
sub-micron coating and advanced calendaring processes to achieve high output and
enhanced stability for read/write performance. A built-in non-contact 16KB
memory chip stores historical usage records and enables high-speed data
searches. The chip is also used by Maxell Cartridge Memory Analyzers to diagnose
drive or tape abnormalities.