SAIT- 4 technology is expected to feature up to 4 TB of native capacity
in a single cartridge (10.
Four lengths of VXA-2 tape cartridges and a cleaning cartridge are also available, allowing customers to select a cartridge native capacity
from 20GB to 80GB to meet their exact storage needs for better control over their cost of ownership.
Several media vendors have joined the LTO consortium in support of Ultrium 1 media, 100GB native capacity
with a 20 MB/sec transfer rate and, most recently, Ultrium 2 media with a 200GB native capacity
and 40MB/sec transfer rate.
Total capacity of the library based on 2x (tape compression factor) or twice the native capacity
of each cartridge times the number of cartridges.
The current media is Metal Particle with a native capacity
of 100GB and a compressed capacity of 200GB.
This sixth version, AIT-6, is expected to feature a native capacity
of 800GB (2.
The current generation, AIT-2, offers customers 50GB of native capacity
on a compact 8mm cartridge using Advanced Metal Evaporated tape.
Super DLTtape II media optimizes the performance of the SDLT 600 tape drive, delivering a native capacity
of 300GB (600GB with compression) and a native transfer rate of 36MB/s (72MB/s with compression).
The efficiency of its high code rate increases the native capacity
and native data transfer rate performance of existing linear tape technologies by 50% to 100% without requiring any changes in tape path design, recording heads, and/or media.
The first ADR drives delivered 15GB native capacity
per tape cartridge, and offer a reasonably-priced option for backing up the multi-gigabyte hard drives that have become commonplace on many desktop systems.