The generation 5 drives are designed with backwards-compatible read- and-write capability with the Ultrium format generation 4 cartridges and backward read
capabilities with generation 3 cartridges.
If Bush needs to upgrade to a newer generation of AIT technology for capacity sake, the Center's carrent tape archive will still be accessible because AIT drives feature backward read
compatibility with the previous generations of AIT media.
SuperDLT offers backward read
compatibility with current DLT 8000, 7000 and 4000 systems, and Quantum is working on providing the same levels of support from independent software and operating system vendors available for its current range of DLTTape products.
The Hornet 20 SCSI and TapeStor Travan 20GB SCSI offer backward read
compatibility with Travan 8 and Travan 8 NS cartridges, assuming tapes are formatted with the same software.
The requirements are: a single interchange standard, backward read
compatibility with existing CDs, forward compatibility with future read/white and write-once discs, a single file system for all kinds of discs, low cost, no mandatory container (caddy or cartridge), reliable data storage and retrieval, high online capacity and high performance for sequential and non-sequential data.
LTO Generation 6 hardware will be backward write compatible with LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridges and backward read
compatible with LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges.
It ensures vendor neutrality and is backward read
and write compatible with the previous generation and backward read
compatible with media from the previous two generations.
compatible with red-laser DVD-R and DVD-RW formats, the blue laser roadmap extends to a 50GB second-generation media, followed by a third-generation product targeted at 100GB in 2007 with a throughput of up to 43MB per second.
Also, since the T9840C is backward read
compatible with 9840A/B media cartridges, we can protect our previous investment and make the upgrade to the new T9840C drives virtually seamless.
LTO-6 drives are designed with backwards-compatible read-and-write capability with LTO-5 cartridges, and backward read
capabilities with LTO-4 and LTO-5 cartridges, to ensure investment protection and to ease deployment.
The new libraries also provide full backward read
and write compatibility with first-generation LTO technology (LTO-1) to allow end-users to retain the full value of their existing data protection infrastructure.
The LTO Ultrium format generation 5 drives are designed with backwards-compatible read-and-write capability with the Ultrium format generation 4 cartridges, and backward read
capabilities with generation 3 cartridges, helping to protect investments and ease implementation.