Imation LTO 6 tape cartridges continue the incredible capacity growth of the LTO line, which has increased cartridge capacity. LTO 6 also extends the rapidly increasing transfer rates of LTO technology, which have increased by a factor of 13 - enabling an LTO 6 drive to write the equivalent of an LTO 1 cartridge every 11 minutes. Featuring 2.5 TB of native storage and data transfer rates of up to 400 Mbps, Imation Ultrium LTO 6 tape cartridges deliver powerful improvements over prior generations.
Imation Ultrium LTO 6 tape cartridges also include a partitioning functionality that enables the use of the Linear Tape File System (LTFS). LTFS provides familiar drag-and-drop capability and lets users easily see what information is stored on the tape. This feature also enables nearline applications to index data and allows for faster searches via enhanced file control and space management.
Highest capacity and performance to date
LTO 6 delivers more than double the compressed capacity (6.25 TB with 2.5:1 compression) of the previous generation of LTO cartridges, and up to 400 Mbps data transfer rate (with 2.5:1 compression).
The partitioning functionality of Imation Ultrium LTO 6 tape cartridges enables use of LTFS, which facilitates enhanced file control and space management to meet the growing storage needs of today's capacity intensive marketplace.
Security and protection
Ultrium LTO 6 drives are the third generation to offer hardware-based 256-bit data encryption, providing the highest level of security without any loss of performance; WORM (Write Once Read Many) cartridges are also available.
Exceptional performance and quality
An Imation proprietary servo-writing process optimizes tape tracking and helps ensure accurate read/write operations, enabling best-in-class Position Error Signal (PES) performance to minimize servo off-track errors and improve overall transfer rates. This results in servo performance that far exceeds the requirements for LTO 6, and lays the groundwork for even more advanced tape generations.
Robust cartridge construction
The Imation patented corner snap keeps the leader pin in place and the cartridge tightly closed to prevent error-causing debris from entering the cartridge, thus helping to ensure that the tape flows evenly for maximum read/write capability. The unique three-piece tape spool design distributes stress more evenly over the tape compared to two-piece spools. This cartridge construction keeps the tape flat, helping protect data across the entire tape.