The next generation of Ultrium Linear Tape Open, generation 8, is expected to be released in mid-December 2017 or early January 2018.



What Does This Mean for Tape Media?


  • LTO 8 tapes more than double the capacity of LTO 7 tape.
  • LTO 8 tapes are expected to have an uncompressed storage capacity of 12TB and a compressed capacity of up to 30TB per cartridge (with 2.5:1 compression).
  • Higher data transfer rates of up to 750 MB/sec with 2.5:1 compression and 300 MB/sec uncompressed.
  • The LTO 8 cartridges will be backwards compatible with LTO generation 7 cartridges.


Plus, LTO generation 7 cartridges will have a new initialization feature: if initialized as LTO-8 Type M media, they will be capable of storing up to 22.5TB* of data, increasing cartridge capacity by up to 50% and providing a cost-effective tape media storage solution.



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