LTO Ultrium 8 Tapes
The LTO-8 tape drive has increased capacity of to12.8 TB native and 32 TB compressed, and data throughput to 472 Mbps native and 1,180 Mbps compressed.
LTO 8 tapes have an uncompressed storage capacity of 12.8TB and a compressed capacity of up to 32TB. LTO 8 tapes more than double the capacity of LTO 7 tape. Additionally, LTO-8 tape drive technology increased the tape head channel count from 16 to 32. This increase will provide a higher data transfer rate, resulting in a reduction of approximately 50% of the time to read or write a full tape.
Features and Benefits of LTO 8 Ultrium Tape
Higher Storage Capacity- 12.8TB native and up to 32TB Compressed
Better Performance- Increased data throughput to 472 Mbps native and 1,180 Mbps compressed
Future Compatibility -LTO 8 tapes will be able to be read by and written to by LTO 8 tape drives and be able to be read by LTO 9 drives.
Backward Compatible -LTO 8 drives can read LTO 5 tapes and Read and Write to LTO 6 & 7
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