LTO 9 Tape

LTO 9 Tape

LTO Ultrium 9 Tapes are scheduled to be released during the 1st Quarter of 2021.  LTO 9 specifications support tape cartridge of up to 18TB uncompressed and up to 45TB* compressed.

LTO 9 Tapes will include read-and-write backwards compatibility with LTO 8 tapes. LTO Ultrium 9 tapes will support LTFS, WORM (Write Once, Read Many) functionality and data encryption.

Once released, will stock LTO 9 tapes by HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise), IBM, Quantum and Fujifilm.

The Future Plans for LTO Tapes 
LTO (Linear Tape-Open) is an open tape format developed and amended by LTO Consortium members Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), IBM and Quantum.

LTO 9 Tapes are scheduled to be released in the 1st Quarter of 2021. New generations of LTO regularly introduced since 2000 with higher capacity and transfer rates along with new features to further protect your data and content. Through LTO 7, specifications for backward compatibility is to write back one generation and read back two generations. LTO 8 drives can read and write LTO-7 and LTO-8 media. You can count on your investment in LTO being good for the long run.

 *Assuming a 2.5:1 compression achieved with larger compression history buffer available beginning with LTO generation 6 drives.

LTO Ultrium Tape Roadmap to the future

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