IBM LTO 8 Ultrium Data Cartridge
The IBM® LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridge (LTO 8) offers double the storage capacity of the previous generation for long-term data preservation and rapid, reliable access to data.
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Tape cartridge portability
Facilitates remote, offline data storage for superior protection from natural or manmade threats that can impact online or on-site data storage. IBM LTO 8 data cartridges are compatible with LTO Ultrium 8 tape drives, which offer device-level data encryption to ensure data privacy and reduce the risk of data corruption due to virus or sabotage. The WORM cartridge model stores data in a non-erasable, non-rewritable format to prevent overwriting and reduce the risk of data loss due to human error.
Adherence to Linear Tape-Open Ultrium 8 standard
Ensures compatibility with LTO Ultrium 8 vendors’ tape drive and automation products. The solution also reduces your data storage investment risk by using open standards-based tape technology.
IBM Spectrum Archive™ support
With IBM Spectrum Archive, the data files are indexed to facilitate search and retrieval using disk-like directory tree structures and drag-and-drop techniques to improve the usability of tape solutions. IBM Spectrum Archive allows users and applications to directly retrieve files from tape rather than rely on proprietary, third-party applications, thereby significantly enhancing data access and potentially reducing software licensing costs and dependencies.
Cartridge model and label options
Available in rewritable and write-once-read-many (WORM) cartridge models and with custom, as well as blank and RFID-embedded cartridge labels.
|IBM LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridge at a glance|
|Media type||Linear serpentine recording half-inch cartridge|
|Data capacity||• 12 TB native
• 30 TB with 2.5:1 data compression
|Cartridge models||• LTO Ultrium 8 12 TB rewritable data cartridge
• LTO Ultrium 8 12 TB non-erasable, non-rewritable WORM cartridge
|Total tape thickness||5.6 µ (0.00022 in.)|
|Tape length||960 m (3,149.61 ft)|
|Cartridge size (L x W x D)||102.0 mm x 105.4 mm x 21.55 mm (4.0 in. x 4.1 in. x 0.8 in.)|
|Data cartridge weight||200 g (0.441 lb)|
|Cleaning cartridge weight||115 g (0.254 lb)|
|Safety characteristics||• Toxicity: nonhazardous to human health in anticipated use
• Flammability: self-extinguishing per UL94
|Operating conditions||10°C - 45°C (50°F - 113°F); 10% - 80% RH; 26°C (79°F) wet bulb
|Short-term storage conditions||16°C - 35°C (61°F - 95°F); 20% - 80% RH; 26°C (79°F) wet bulb
|Long-term storage conditions||16°C - 25°C (61°F - 77°F); 20% - 50% RH; 26°C (79°F) wet bulb
|Shipping conditions||-23°C - 49°C (-9°F - 120°F); 5% - 80% RH; 26°C (79°F) wet bulb max|
|Cartridge disposal||Classified as nonhazardous waste per EPA regulation 40CFR261; Can
be disposed of as normal office trash
|Machine type, Model|
|LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridge||3589-652 (p/n 01PL041), 3589-552 (p/n 01PL041L)|
|LTO Ultrium 8 WORM cartridge||3589-672 (p/n 01PL042), 3589-572 (p/n 01PL042L)|
|LTO Ultrium universal cleaning cartridge||3589-004 (p/n 35L2086)|
|Limited lifetime warranty||Free from defects in manufacturing and material defects for the
useful life of the product, or until end of support of the product.
For more information
To learn more about the IBM LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridge, please contact your IBM representative, authorized IBM media distributor or IBM Business Partner, or visit: ibm.com/us-en/marketplace/lto-8
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