mLogic mTape LTO-9 Thunderbolt 3 Archiving Drive with Hedge Canister Archiving Solution for macOS

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LTO Ultrium 9
Form Factor:
Thunderbolt 3
MSRP: $6,399.00
Your Price: $6,299.00
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mTape Thunderbolt 3 LTO-9 with Free Hedge Canister LTFS Archiving Solution for macOS
The and only Thunderbolt LTO-9 Solution Certified by Apple & Intel

The mLogic mTape Thunderbolt 3 LTO-9 revolutionizes LTO storage and archiving, enabling users to easily connect LTO-9 Ultrium technology to portable, desktop and all-in-one computers that feature Thunderbolt connectivity.

Features and Benefits

  • Desktop LTO Ultrium 9 Tape Drive with Thunderbolt connectitivity certified by Apple & Intel
  • Capacity of up to 18 TB native (up to 45 TB compressed) storage capacity per LTO9 tape cartridge 
  • LTO tape has a 30+ year shelf life - Significantly longer than hard drives
  • Up to 300 MB/second data transfer rate
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Reads and writes to both LTO-9 & LTO-8 tapes
  • Compact, portable form-factor
  • DC powered - Enables use in any environment
  • Includes Hedge Canister LTFS app for macOS - a $299 value!
  • macOS and Windows compatible (Thunderbolt port required)
  • Certified by Apple & Intel
  • Ships complete with cleaning tape and Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • Three Year Warranty from mLogic

Long, Cost Effective, Shelf Life
LTO Ultrium tape offers a shelf-life of 30+ years and a reliability level that exceeds what is achievable with spinning disk and solid state drive technology. mTape is the ultimate archiving solution to safeguard important digital media for the long term. And LTO tape is not only more reliable than disk, but much more cost effective.

LTFS - Drag and Drop
mTape supports the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) and ships with Hedge Canister (a $299 value).  With LTFS, mTape mounts just like a hard disk or USB device with drag and drop functionality.

Works with your Favorite Backup/Archive Software
mTape is compatible with industry leading LTO archiving and media management software for macOS and Windows including:

  • axle ai
  • Archiware - P5
  • Imagine Products - PreRoll Post
  • Pomfort - Silverstack XT
  • Retrospect
  • Square Box - CatDV
  • StorageDNA - DNA Evolution
  • XenData - XenData 6 Workstation
  • YoYotta - YoYotta LTFS

Innovative Design - DC Powered

mTape features a compact form-factor design with aluminum construction that is ideal for mobile applications.  And mTape is DC powered enabling the unit to be used in virtually any environment, be it in the studio or a remote location.         

Interface: 2x Thunderbolt 3 ports
Tape Drive: IBM LTO-9, LTFS Compatible, TAA Compliant
System Requirements: Mac or Windows PC with Thunderbolt port
Size: 11.5 x 8 x 4"/ 29.2 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm
Weight: 8.75 lb / 4 kg

What's in the Box?

  • mTape with LTO-9 tape drive
  • Fujifilm Universal Cleaning Cartridge
  • 1 meter Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • Universal power adapter
  • Hedge Canister license for macOS
  • Warranty: 3-years

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Manufacturer mLogic
Part Number MTAPE-TB3-LTO9
Format LTO-9 Tape Backup Drive - External, Portable
Tape Drive IBM LTO Ultrium 9, LTFS Compatible
Storage Capacity LTO 9 Tape: 18TB Native, up to 45TB Compressed
Connector Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports
Drive Throughput Native: 300 MBps
Compressed 750 MBps*
Formats Supported LTO-9 Tape (Read/Write)
LTO-8 Type M (Read/Write)
LTO-8 Tape (Read/Write)
Not compatible with LTO 7 Tape or prior generations
Dimensions 11.5" x 8" x 4"
Weight 8.75 lbs.
Warranty mLogic provides 3-Year factory warranty
Worm Capable Yes
System Requirements Mac or Windows PC with Thunderbolt port
Included in the Box mTape with LTO-9 tape drive
Hedge Canister license for macOS
LTO Ultrium Universal Cleaning cartridge
1 meter Thunderbolt 3 cable
Universal power adapter
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