The LTO roadmap is now specified out to a sixth generation with a native capacity
The estimated street price starts at approximately $120 for a 40 GB native capacity
removable disk cartridge.
A good example of the latest and greatest hardware is the pending release of a new LTO2 drive slated for this summer with a native capacity
of 400GB on a single tape.
The Scalar 10K is available in LTO, SDLT, AIT and mixed media configurations, supporting up to 648 drives and 15,885 cartridges for a total native capacity
of up to 1,588 TB.
The Maxell DLTtape S4 delivers twice the capacity of the nearest alternative offering and optimizes the performance of the Quantum DLT-S4 tape drive with a native capacity
of 800GB (1.
The 12GB native capacity
of the DDS-3 format was derived from two key media improvements: a higher-coercivity (1700 oersted vs.
According to a July study by Freeman Report: Compact Tape Outlook, LTO Ultrium tape drives held a 71 percent share of the super drive submarket segment (100GB native capacity
or higher) based on unit shipments.
VXA-2 delivers a native capacity
of up to 80GB, up to 160GB compressed, at a sustained transfer rate of up to 12 MB/sec.
6 terabyte capacity expansion kits can be easily added by the user in a few minutes yielding a total native capacity