Tokyo, Mar 19, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - TDK Corporation announced today that it completed development of the LTO Ultrium 5, the fifth-generation LTO (Linear Tape-Open) Ultrium format data cartridges
and the cartridges recently passed certification testing by the LTO compliance verification entity (CVE).
Offering compact size and high capacity, DDS/DAT data cartridges
are widely used for backup applications with entry-level servers.
The data cartridge
belt design and drive technology developed thirty years ago by Imation (as part of 3M) played a strong role in the development of Travan technology.
2 continues its long term support of Elsevier MDL's ISIS line of products, and adds access to the MDL Direct Data cartridge
for chemical data access, display and editing.
new RDX cartridge and all previous and future data cartridges
will work in all
Its self-imposed Beyond Compliance program sought to cut back waste by locating the source of the problem and using less packaging, creating improvement teams for its 500 employees, purchasing state-of-the-art assembly line equipment that produces fewer defective products, and producing smaller products - its data cartridges
are now smaller than an audio cassette.
The 76" tall carousel design stores 768 LTO Ultrium data cartridges
, 672 DLT cartridges, or a combination of both in a small 28-inch footprint - critical for the space constrained data center.
Given That LTO data cartridges
are smaller than DLTtape cartridges, vendors can populate their LTO libraries or autoloaders with more cartridges and the massive amount of storage provided by each cartridge and the expected growth path than with DLTtape, given the same space requirements.
Buyers seeking Ultrium format-compliant products should look for the Ultrium format compliance verification trademarks on both tape drives and data cartridges