IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape - 46X1290

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IBM LTO 5 Tapes (46X1290) LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Data Cartridge
Capacity 1.5TB/3.0TB Compressed

High capacity LTO5 tape media designed for high reliability

Features and Benefits

  • Provides 1.5 TB storage capacity up to 3.0 TB with 2:1 compression
  • 280MB/Second Data Transfer Rate (compressed)
  • Compatible with Linear Tape File System (LTFS)
  • 30 Years Estimated Archival Life
  • 20,000 Load/Unload Cycle
  • Designed to help improve read/write reliability by storing IBM's statistical media read/write analysis on every use of the cartridge when using IBM LTO tape drives
  • Designed to adhere to widely supported Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 5 design specifications
  • Designed to help improve read/write reliability by storing IBM's statistical media read/write analysis on every use of the cartridge when used with IBM LTO tape drives

High-capacity media for data storage growth
IBM is delivering high-capacity LTO Generation 5 media that helps provide clients the ability to address the demanding growth in data storage.

Increased cartridge capacity helps reduce the amount of equipment, space and human intervention required for daily tape operations. In addition, it helps reduce the number of cartridges and time associated with backup and restore operations, thus helping lower operational costs.

Features you need
With the IBM LTO Ultrium 5 1.5 TB GB Data Cartridge, IBM continues to focus on providing high quality, high-reliability tape technology for your business. Clients can further protect data by using this high capacity cartridge with LTO 5 encryption enabled drives. These cartridges continue to be part of a long line of IBM data cartridges designed to improve data integrity for organizations around the world.

The cartridges have been optimized and tested extensively for use in IBM LTO tape drives and libraries to help maximize performance, minimize data loss and improve data longevity. They are designed to withstand rigors of of normal use in stand-alone and automated environments. Each cartridge is embedded with an LTO Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM) chip, which is designed to enable fast, simultaneous transfer of cartridge-dependent data with IBM tape drives during media load and unload cycles. The maroon cartridge color helps distinguish it from previous generations of IBM LTO Ultrium Media.

The IBM LTO Ultrium 5 1.5TB Data Cartridge can be used in products featuring LTO Generation 5 tape technology. As your storage needs grow, your data cartridge can continue providing value to help maximize your investment.

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Manufacturer IBM
Part Number 46X1290
Format LTO Ultrium 5 Tapes (LTO5 Tape)
Native Capacity 1.5 TB
Compressed 3 TB
Color Maroon
Data Rate 140 MB/s
Tape Length 846 meters
Data Length 808 meters
Tape Thickness 6.4 microns
Number of Tracks 1280
Track Width 8.1 microns
Short Length 20,000 passes
Long Length 300 full file passes
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LTO Ultrium 5 Tape
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6 Reviews

  • 4
    I will purchase again and again.

    Posted by Kalirajan Subramanian on 29th Feb 2020

    Good product, value for money, I will purchase again and again.

  • 5
    Pricing very good

    Posted by Kalirajan on 7th Aug 2019

    Pricing very good

  • 5
    Some problems with Sony brand tapes in our storage machines

    Posted by Tom Thompson on 19th Oct 2018

    We've had some problems with Sony brand tapes in our storage machines. Could have
    The drive that writes to these IBM's seems to like these better. No errors with IBM's.

  • 5
    Great tapes and good prices!

    Posted by Annette Marie Jones on 18th Jul 2018

    Great tapes and good prices!

  • 5
    I will definately buy this product again!

    Posted by Michael, Business Owner & Programmer on 24th Jun 2015

    Excellent product and excellent service. Best price I've found on IBM LTO 5 Tape Cartridges.

  • 5
    I would buy this product again

    Posted by Vince on 7th Jan 2014

    The product is used on tape autoloader for weekly tape backup jobs.

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