WHY LTO Ultrium Data Cartridge

Magnetic tape does not require power when it is stored, it is a data storage medium that requires a very low running cost when considering the cost of electricity. Also, its unit price per capacity is lower than that of hard disks. In terms of safety of valuable data, tape offers "air gap" data protection, physically isolated from the network, thereby minimizing the risk of data damage or loss caused by system failures, exposure to computer viruses and cyberattacks. While the life of a hard disk is said to be about several years, magnetic tape has been proven in an accelerated evaluation test to maintain its performance for over 50 years. Up to LTO12 has already been presented in the future roadmap, which has the highest capacity per cartridge among existing magnetic tape products.

LTO Ultrium 9

The new FUJIFILM LTO-9 features BaFe magnetic particles, formulated into fine particles with Fujifilm’s advanced NANOCUBIC technology, evenly distributed to coat tape surfaces, forming a smooth and thin magnetic layer with minimum variations. This new FUJIFILM LTO-9 offers high storage capacity of up to 45TB (18TB for native), 1.5 times the capacity of the current LTO-8 generation, while delivering high-speed data transfer reaching up to 1,000MB/sec. for compressed data (400MB/sec. native), 25% increase over LTO-8.


BaFe Technology


  • Fujifilm's LTO 6 and future generations of LTO will use Barium Ferrite particles with NANOCUBIC technology for a thin and uniformly coated magnetic layer.
  • Barium Ferrite is a new type of magnetic particle which can be greatly reduced in size to improve recording density without magnetic signal loss.
  • Barium Ferrite is already used and proven in enterprise products such as StorageTek's T10000C tape cartridge.
  • This is Fujifilm's patented technology!

Barium Ferrite(BaFe) Magnetic tape can store data for a longer time. While the life of a hard disk is said to be several years, BaFe magnetic tape can maintain its performance for more than 50 years if conditions are met. The smaller magnetic particle size enables much higher recording density resulting in super high capacity data cartridges. Barium Ferrite has better frequency characteristics compared to metal particles (MP) resulting in a significantly increased margin of recording capability. Therefore, it is expected that Fujifilm LTO 9 can be written to and read even when the ability of the drive's recording head has diminished after repeated use.

As part of Fujifilm’s overall commitment to develop environmentally sustainable products, Fujifilm’s LTO Ultrium 9 cartridge offers a reduction on its impact on the environment by eliminating brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from all the mechanical parts of Fujifilm LTO-9 cartridges. Tape is already viewed by many in the data storage industry to have less of an impact on the environment than other storage options because it consumes less energy.


Features


LTO Generation 9 drives will be backward write compatible with LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridges. As with the previous generation, LTO Ultrium 9 will incorporate the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Linear Tape File System (LTFS) dual partitioning functionality.

The primary cause of data deterioration in magnetic tapes is oxidation, However, FUJIFILM LTO 9 with BaFe magnetic particle coating does not suffer oxidation. This is why BaFe tape offers superior archivability. The accelerated test has shown that the tape offers stable data storage for more than 50 years.

It provides high-quality replay signals with low bit error rate (BER). In addition, the material design has been optimized for highly-accurate tracking performance and excellent operational durability for the magnetic heads in the tape drives, boosting reliability and stability in reading and writing data.

Fujifilm’s newest line-up will include an LTO Ultrium 9 WORM cartridge for Write-Once Read-Many applications, such as data storage compliance standards which require a non-rewritable format.

  • Capacity: 45.0TB (Compressed) / 18.0TB (Native)
  • Storage lifespan over 50 years
  • LTFS feature in LTFS enabled drives & systems
  • Transfer speed: 1000MB/second (Compressed); 400MB/second (Native)
  • Enhanced durability
  • Encrypted for security
  • Tape width : 12.65 mm
  • Tape thickness : 5.2 μm
  • Tape length per cartridge : 1,035 m
LTO Ultrium 8

FUJIFILM LTO Ultrium 8 Data Cartridges (“LTO8”): Meeting 8th generation “LTO (Linear Tape Open) Ultrium standards” for magnetic tape media, Ultrium 8 Data Cartridge will allow for backup and archive of large volumes of data, high-speed data transfer at 750 MB/sec. ( 360 MB/sec. for non-compressed data), and offer a storage capacity of 30 TB ( 12 TB for non-compressed data).

LTO8, with its high capacity and capability to store data for over 50 years, is optimal for economically storing large quantities of “cold data”- data that is seldom accessed as time passes- over the long term.


BaFe Technology


  • Fujifilm's LTO 6 and future generations of LTO will use Barium Ferrite particles with NANOCUBIC technology for a thin and uniformly coated magnetic layer.
  • Barium Ferrite is a new type of magnetic particle which can be greatly reduced in size to improve recording density without magnetic signal loss.
  • Barium Ferrite is already used and proven in enterprise products such as StorageTek's T10000C tape cartridge.
  • This is Fujifilm's patented technology!

Fujifilm was the first in the world to commercialize magnetic tapes using “BaFe magnetic particles” in 2011.As the successor to LTO6 and LTO7, LTO8 also employs “BaFe magnetic particles”. With LTO8, Fujifilm has further developed its proprietary “Barium Ferrite magnetic particle technology” and “NANOCUBIC technology”, expanding storage capacity to about 2 times that of LTO7 at 30TB (when data is compressed).

Barium Ferrite has better frequency characteristics compared to metal particles (MP) resulting in a significantly increased margin of recording capability. Therefore, it is expected that Fujifilm LTO 8 can be written to and read even when the ability of the drive's recording head has diminished after repeated use.

Barium Ferrite(BaFe) Magnetic tape can store data for a longer time. While the life of a hard disk is said to be several years, BaFe magnetic tape can maintain its performance for more than 50 years if conditions are met. The smaller magnetic particle size enables much higher recording density resulting in super high capacity data cartridges.


Features


FUJIFILM LTO-8 uses tunnel magnetoresistance (TMR) for tape heads, which replaces the previous giant magnetoresistance (GMR). This new technology allows more signal sensitivity and higher density than that of GMR, allowing bits to be written to smaller areas of LTO media.

In addition, Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 8 cartridges with BaFe have a long archival life (over 50 years) and show good performance when used with older drives that have aged from repeated use. Up to and including LTO-7, an Ultrium drive can read data from a cartridge in its own generation and the two prior generations. LTO-8 drives can read LTO-7 and LTO-8 tape, but not LTO-6 tape.

Fujifilm’s newest line-up will include an LTO Ultrium 8 WORM cartridge for Write-Once Read-Many applications, such as data storage compliance standards which require a non-rewritable format.

  • High capacity and amazing transfer rates
  • Capacity: 30.0TB (Compressed) / 12.0TB (Native)
  • Dual partitioning capability
  • LTFS feature in LTFS enabled drives & systems
  • Transfer speed: 750MB/second (Compressed); 360MB/second (Native)
  • Enhanced durability
  • Encrypted for security
  • Made possible by Fujifilm Barium Ferrite using our NANOCUBIC Technology

LTO 7 Type M(M-8)


LTO-8 drives may format unused LTO-7 into type M media or also known as Type M-8 media. Type M offers an increase of uncompressed capacity from 6 TB to 9 TB(compressed capacity of 22.5 TB), increasing its storage capacity by 50%.

Only new, unused LTO-7 cartridges may be initialized as LTO-7 Type M. Once a cartridge is initialized as Type M it may not be changed back to a 6 TB LTO-7 cartridge. LTO-7 Type M cartridges are only initialized to Type M in an LTO-8 drive. LTO-7 drives are not capable of reading LTO-7 Type M cartridges.

  • 50% extra capacity and amazing transfer rates
  • Capacity: 22.5TB (Compressed) / 9.0TB (Native)
  • Dual partitioning capability
  • LTFS feature in LTFS enabled drives & systems
  • Transfer speed: 750MB/second (Compressed); 300MB/second (Native)
  • Enhanced durability
  • Encrypted for security
LTO Ultrium 7

Fujifilm's LTO Ultrium 7 media is produced with Barium Ferrite magnetic particles using Fujifilm's core NANOCUBIC technology for a thin and uniformly coated magnetic layer.

The Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 7 data cartridge offers a super high native/compressed storage capacity of 6.0/15.0TB, transfer rates up to 300/750MB per second.


Barium Ferrite Technology


Fujifilm's LTO 6 and future generations of LTO will use Barium Ferrite particles with NANOCUBIC technology for a thin and uniformly coated magnetic layer.

  • Barium Ferrite is a new type of magnetic particle which can be greatly reduced in size to improve recording density without magnetic signal loss.
  • Barium Ferrite is already used and proven in enterprise products such as StorageTek's T10000C tape cartridge.
  • This is Fujifilm's patented technology!

As part of Fujifilm’s overall commitment to develop environmentally sustainable products, Fujifilm’s LTO Ultrium 7 cartridge offers a reduction on its impact on the environment by eliminating brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from all the mechanical parts of Fujifilm LTO-7 cartridges. Tape is already viewed by many in the data storage industry to have less of an impact on the environment than other storage options because it consumes less energy.

LTO technology is a powerful, scalable, adaptable open tape format developed and enhanced by the Technology Provider Companies (TPC) – Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM and Quantum – to help address the growing demands of data protection in the midrange to enterprise-class server environments.


Features


Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 7 cartridges offer more space to record specific cartridge information, with the introduction of a 16K Cartridge Memory (IC chip). This feature allows the user to record cartridge load/unload history and easily monitor the cartridge health.

Fujifilm’s unique high-rigidity reel design prevents hub deformation, which could result in tape edge damage. This feature is particularly important as the tape length gets longer and thinner.

In addition, Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 7 cartridges with BaFe have a long archival life (over 30 years) and show good performance when used with older drives that have aged from repeated use.

LTO Generation 7 hardware will be backward write compatible with LTO Ultrium 6 data cartridges and backward read compatible with LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridges. As with the previous generation, LTO Ultrium 7 hardware will incorporate the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Linear Tape File System (LTFS) dual partitioning functionality.

Fujifilm’s newest line-up will include an LTO Ultrium 7 WORM cartridge for Write-Once Read-Many applications, such as data storage compliance standards which require a non-rewriteable format.

  • High capacity and amazing transfer rates
  • Capacity: 15.0TB (Compressed) / 6.0TB (Native)
  • Dual partitioning capability
  • LTFS feature in LTFS enabled drives & systems
  • Transfer speed: 750MB/second (Compressed); 300MB/second (Native)
  • Enhanced durability
  • Encrypted for security
  • Made possible by Fujifilm Barium Ferrite using our NANOCUBIC Technology
LTO Ultrium 6

Fujifilm's LTO Ultrium 6 media is the first in the world produced with Barium Ferrite magnetic particles using Fujifilm's core NANOCUBIC technology for a thin and uniformly coated magnetic layer.


The LTO Ultrium 6 cartridge offers a super high compressed (2.5x) storage capacity of 6.25TB with a transfer rate of up to 400 megabytes per second.


Barium Ferrite Technology


Fujifilm's LTO 6 and future generations of LTO will use Barium Ferrite particles with NANOCUBIC technology for a thin and uniformly coated magnetic layer.

  • Barium Ferrite is a new type of magnetic particle which can be greatly reduced in size to improve recording density without magnetic signal loss.
  • Barium Ferrite is already used and proven in enterprise products such as StorageTek's T10000C tape cartridge.
  • This is Fujifilm's patented technology!

As part of Fujifilm’s overall commitment to develop environmentally sustainable products, Fujifilm’s LTO Ultrium 6 cartridge offers a reduction on its impact on the environment by eliminating brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from all the mechanical parts of Fujifilm LTO-6 cartridges. Tape is already viewed by many in the data storage industry to have less of an impact on the environment than other storage options because it consumes less energy.


LTO technology is a powerful, scalable, adaptable open tape format developed and enhanced by the Technology Provider Companies (TPC) – HP, IBM and Quantum – to help address the growing demands of data protection in the midrange to enterprise-class server environments.


Features


Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 6 cartridges offer more space to record specific cartridge information, with the introduction of a 16K Cartridge Memory (IC chip). This feature allows the user to record cartridge load/unload history and easily monitor the cartridge health.

Fujifilm’s unique high-rigidity reel design prevents hub deformation, which could result in tape edge damage. This feature is particularly important as the tape length gets longer and thinner.

In addition, Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 6 cartridges with BaFe have a long archival life (over 30 years) and show good performance when used with older drives that have aged from repeated use.

LTO Generation 6 hardware will be backward write compatible with LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridges and backward read compatible with LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges. As with the previous generation, LTO Ultrium 6 hardware will incorporate the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Linear Tape File System (LTFS) dual partitioning functionality.

Fujifilm’s newest line-up will include an LTO Ultrium 6 WORM cartridge for Write-Once Read-Many applications, such as data storage compliance standards which require a non-rewriteable format.

  • High capacity and amazing transfer rates
  • Capacity: 6.25TB (Compressed) / 2.5TB (Native)
  • Dual partitioning capability
  • LTFS feature in LTFS enabled drives & systems
  • Transfer speed: 400MB/second (Compressed); 160MB/second (Native)
  • Enhanced durability
  • Encrypted for security
  • Made possible by Fujifilm Barium Ferrite using our NANOCUBIC Technology
LTO Ultrium 5

Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 5 media is the latest midrange data storage product to use Fujifilm's proprietary NANOCUBIC thin-film coating process to reach the higher capacity and quality levels currently only found in enterprise-class systems.

The LTO technology is a powerful, scalable, adaptable open tape format developed and continuously enhanced to help address the growing demands of data protection in the midrange to enterprise-class server environments.

LTO 5 is the first LTO tape to allow dual partitions that can be independently accessed, providing improved data management and faster access to data. This feature enables the new Linear Tape File System (LTFS), which, if utilized, results in a self-describing tape that gives the ability to manage files directly on the tape and allows files to be viewed or accessed in much the same way as a disk or flash drive.

In addition, LTO Ultrium 5 technology offers AES 256-bit encryption capability that increases the performance value of tape storage in terms of security, and reinforces its importance as a reliable high-performance storage solution.

LTO Ultrium 5 is the third generation in the LTO Ultrium Roadmap to support WORM (Write Once Read Many) functionality. The LTO 5 specifications include the ability for WORM enabled and non-WORM enabled drives to co-exist and provides users with very cost-effective means of storing data in a non-erasable, non-writeable format.


Features


  • High capacity and amazing transfer rates
  • Capacity: 3.0TB (Compressed) / 1.5TB (Native)
  • Dual partitioning capability
  • LTFS feature in LTFS enabled drives & systems
  • Transfer speed: 280MB/second (Compressed); 140MB/second (Native)
  • Enhanced durability
  • Encrypted for security
  • Made possible by Fujifilm Barium Ferrite using our NANOCUBIC Technology
LTO Ultrium 4

The LTO technology is a powerful, scalable, adaptable open tape format developed and continuously enhanced to help address the growing demands of data protection in the midrange to enterprise-class server environments. In addition, LTO Ultrium 4 technology introduces encryption capability that increases the performance value of tape storage in terms of security, and reinforces its importance as a reliable high-performance storage solution.

LTO Ultrium 4 is the second generation in the LTO Ultrium Roadmap to support WORM (Write Once Read Many) functionality. The LTO 4 specifications include the ability for WORM enabled and non-WORM enabled drives to co-exist and provides users with very cost-effective means of storing data in a non-erasable, non-writeable format.


Features


  • High capacity and amazing transfer rates
  • Capacity: 1.6TB (Compressed) / 800GB (Native)
  • Transfer speed: 240MB/second (Compressed); 120MB/second (Native)
  • Enhanced durability
  • Encrypted for security
  • Made possible by Fujifilm Barium Ferrite using our NANOCUBIC Technology
LTO Ultrium 3

Reliable high-capacity storage and long archival life. The third generation of Linear Tape Open (LTO), Ultrium 3, has a native capacity of 400GB per cartridge.

LTO Ultrium 3 is the first generation in the LTO Ultrium Roadmap to support WORM (Write Once Read Many) functionality. The LTO 3 specifications include the ability for WORM enabled and non-WORM enabled drives to co-exist and provides users with very cost effective means of storing data in a non-erasable, non-writeable format.


Features


  • Ultra-high-capacity storage and long archival life
  • Capacity: 400GB (Native) / 800GB (Compressed)
  • Transfer speed: 80MB/second (Native); 160MB/second (Compressed)
  • Made possible by Fujifilm ATOMM™ Technology
LTO Ultrium 2

Reliable high-capacity storage and long archival life. The second generation of Linear Tape Open (LTO), Ultrium 2, has a native capacity of 200GB per cartridge.


Features


  • Ultra-high-capacity storage and long archival life
  • Capacity: 200GB (Native) / 400GB (Compressed)
  • Transfer speed: 40MB/second (Native); 80MB/second (Compressed)
  • Made possible by Fujifilm ATOMM™ Technology
LTO Ultrium 1

The first generation of LTO, Ultrium 1, has a native capacity of 100GB per cartridge and a native transfer rate up to 20MB/second.


Features


  • Ultra-high-capacity storage and long archival life
  • Capacity: 100GB (Native) / 200GB (Compressed)
  • Transfer speed: 20MB/second (Native) / 40MB/second (Compressed)
  • Made possible by Fujifilm ATOMM™ Technology
LTO Universal Cleaning Cartridge

For use on all LTO Ultrium 7, LTO Ultrium 6, LTO Ultrium 5, LTO Ultrium 4, LTO Ultrium 3, LTO Ultrium 2 and most LTO Ultrium 1 drives*.​

Fujifilm LTO Universal Cleaning Cartridges are equipped with a computer memory chip (just like the data tape). The chip stores various information and it has an embedded code that is recognized by the compatible drive's firmware. Once the cleaning cartridge is used to capacity (15 - 50 uses, drive dependent), the drive will no longer accept the cleaning tape and will eject the tape, prohibiting further use.


Features


  • Compatible with LTO Ultrium drives
  • Equipped with a computer memory chip
  • Number of cleanings per cartridge is drive dependent (maximum 50 cleanings)