Product Features


Up to 30 TB (assuming 2.5:1 compression) can help reduce storage costs. One LTO-8 cartridge can hold the data of up to four LTO-6 cartridges.


LTO Ultrium® 8 technology has up to 750 MB/s data transfer rates (assuming 2.5:1 compression) to improve efficiency which is up to 2.7 TB per hour of blazing backup performance per drive.


LTO compliant tape is very inexpensive, making it one of the most cost effective media for digital storage.

Data Security

Tape drive-based 256-bit AES encryption helps protect sensitive information.

WORM (Write Once Read Many)

LTO WORM tape support helps address compliance requirements.

File Management

The LTO-5, LTO-6, LTO-7 and now LTO-8 specifications enable a new dual partitioning feature which provides faster data access and improved data management. With the Linear Tape File System, one partition holds the content index and the other holds the content allowing the tape to be self-describing. The tape can be easier to use than ever before. Explore tape content with directory trees - drag and drop files to and from the tape and share the tapes across compatible platforms.


LTO-8 compliant drives are designed with backwards-compatible read-and-write capability with LTO-7 compliant cartridges, protecting investments and easing implementation.

Type M

The ability of the LTO-8 drive to write 9 TB on a brand new LTO-7 cartridge instead of 6 TB as specified by the LTO-7 format.