Symply’s LTO media provides reliability, cost and security. LTO tape or Linear Tape Open, and also known as the LTO Ultrium format is a powerful, scalable, adaptable open tape format that is optimized for high capacity, maximum storage density and performance. It provides a secure and portable way to store multiple copies of your data, often complementing disk and flash-based storage systems by providing an offline backup and/or archive option that means your data remains secure.

Symply offers LTO-7, LTO-8 and the latest generation LTO-9 media, all are optimised for performance and reliability in either our Symply Desktop or Rackmount systems or automated environments from any of the tape library vendors, for any back up and/or archiving application.

Technical Specifications

Type

Gen

Pre-Optimized 

Material

Capacity

Native

Capacity

With 2:5:1 compression

Cartridge Color

SYMED-IBM-02XW568

Data Cartridge

LTO-9

Yes

BaFe

18TB

45TB

Green

SYMED-IBM-01PL041

Data Cartridge

LTO-8

n/a

BaFe

12TB

30TB

Brick Red

SYMED-IBM-38L7302

Data Cartridge

LTO-7

n/a

BaFe

6TB 

15TB

Purple 

SYMED-IBM-00V7590

Data Cartridge

LTO-6

n/a

BaFe

2.5TB

6.25TB

Black

SYMED-IBM-35L2086

Cleaning 

Cartridge 

Universal

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Black 

When LTO-9 media is used in an LTO-9 tape drive it needs to undergo a new process called LTO-9 Media Optimization. Media optimization applies only to LTO-9, and on average takes about 40 minutes to complete after the first load of a cartridge to a tape drive.  Although most media optimizations will complete within 60 minutes some media optimizations may take up to 2 hours.  This is why at Symply all the LTO-9 media we ship with our systems, and provide a consumable has been optimized in our labs, saving you time and money.

For more information on LTO-9 Media optimization go to

https://support.gosymply.com