LTO Media

LTO Ultrium Tape Media

Tandberg Data has been renowned for its high-quality products for many years and Tandberg media is subject to stringent quality controls and measurement in order to ensure quality and reliability. LTO (Ultrium™), the most popular tape technology, is a high-performance tape technology offering versatility, reliability and performance.

Tandberg Data Tape Media and storage products are the result of many years of joint development and continuous enhancements. This helps to meet the increasing capacity, performance and cost-efficiency demands. The industry-leading quality and reliability of our products is acknowledged by leading international OEM customers. Our partners are dependent on optimum data security for their mission critical data storage needs. Using Tandberg Data branded media with Tandberg Data branded storage products assures industry-leading performance and data security. Tandberg Data media is always the right choice because it is designed to work with our products. To achieve and maintain the maximum benefit of your Tandberg Data branded storage product, we recommend to use Tandberg Data media cartridges with them.

Preview LTO Cartridge FamilyReliability
Use Tandberg Data media to assure Tandberg Data quality. Tandberg Data cartridges allow users to perform 200 complete backups and archive data for more than 30 years.

Current LTO media products include:

  • LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5, LTO-6 & LTO-7 Data Cartridges
  • LTO Universal Cleaning Cartridge

 

Specifications
Tape Format LTO-3 LTO-4 LTO-5 LTO-6 LTO-7
Storage Capacity 400GB / 800GB* 800GB / 1600GB* 1.5TB / 3TB* 2.5TB / 5.25TB* 6TB / 16TB*
Transfer Rate Up to 120 MB/s* Up to 240 MB/s* Up to 280 MB/s* Up to 400 MB/s* Up to 750 MB/s*
Number of Tracks 704 896 1280 2176 3584
Cartridge Memory 4KB 8KB 8KB 16KB 16KB
Cartridge Dimensions 102.0 × 105.4 × 21.5mm
Operating Temperature 10° – 45°C
Humidity 10 – 80%**
Durability (Nominal) 1,000,000 passes
Archival Life 30 years
Warranty Limited lifetime warranty (typically 30 years)

*  Assumes compression ratio of 2:1 on LTO-3/4/5 & 2.5:1 on LTO-6/7
**Without dewing, dimensional specifications are nominal

Models
Partno. Name Description
LTO-3 433216 LTO-3 data cartridge
LTO-4 433781 LTO-4 data cartridge
LTO-5 433955 LTO-5 data cartridge
LTO-6 434021 LTO-6 data cartridge
LTO-7 OV-LTO901701 LTO-7 data cartridge
LTO-Clean 432631 LTO cleaning cartridge
Images

 

LTO Media Images

Preview LTO Cartridge Family

Name Description Thumbnail Detail Highres
LTO Cartridge Family Image Download Thumbnail Image (8 KB) Download Detail Image (127 KB) Download Highres Image (3.7 MB)

 

Preview LTO Cartridge 2.5TB

Name Description Thumbnail Detail Highres
LTO Cartridge 2.5TB Image Download Thumbnail Image (8 KB) Download Detail Image (127 KB) Download Highres Image (3.7 MB)

 

Preview LTO Cartridge 1TB

Name Description Thumbnail Detail Highres
LTO Cartridge 1.5TB Image Download Thumbnail Image (4.4 KB) Download Detail Image (62.4 KB) Download Highres Image (3.6 MB)

 

Preview LTO Cartridge 800GB

Name Description Thumbnail Detail Highres
LTO Cartridge 800GB Image Download Thumbnail Image (4.1 KB) Download Detail Image (60.4 KB) Download Highres Image (3.3 MB)

 

Preview LTO Cartridge 400GB

Name Description Thumbnail Detail Highres
LTO Cartridge 400GB Image Download Thumbnail Image (5.7 KB) Download Detail Image (56.2 KB) Download Highres Image (2.2 MB)

 

Preview LTO Cartridge 200GB

Name Description Thumbnail Detail Highres
LTO Cartridge 200GB Image Download Thumbnail Image (5.1 KB) Download Detail Image (56 KB) Download Highres Image (2.8 MB)

 

Preview LTO Cartridge 100GB

Name Description Thumbnail Detail Highres
LTO Cartridge 100GB Image Download Thumbnail Image (4.1 KB) Download Detail Image (60.4 KB) Download Highres Image (2.7 MB)

 

Downloads
Filename Description Version Type
TDWinDrivers Windows WHQL drivers for Tandberg Data LTO-2/3/4/5/6 HH (2003/2008/2012/Vista/7/8) 1.0.7.0 Driver
TDTool for Windows TDTool for Windows (Instructions and Usage) 1.1 Utility
TDTool for linux x86 TDTool for Linux x86 (Instructions and Usage) 1.1 Utility
TDTool for linux x64 TDTool for Linux x64 (Instructions and Usage) 1.1 Utility
TDTool for Mac TDTool for MAC OSX 10.4+ (Instructions and Usage) 1.1 Utility
hp all win drivers.zip All Windows Drivers for HP LTO and DAT Tape Drives. (Extract zip and run DriverInstaller.exe) 2.3.0 Driver
LTO6HH SAS TAD 3319 Firmware for LTO6 HH SAS Tape drives (LTFS capable) 3319 Firmware
LTO6HH FC 2319 Firmware for LTO6 HH FC Tape drives (LTFS capable) 2319 Firmware

 

Documents
  File Description Type Language
LTO Media Datasheet (EMEA)  Datasheet
LTO Media Datasheet (US)  Datasheet
Tandberg Data LTO Half Height Drive (APAC) Datasheet
Drive Matrix Reference
LTO Bar Code Label Specification Manual
Service Overview Datasheet (APAC) Datasheet
User Guide for TDKit version 4.5 testprogram Manual
Tandberg Data Corporate Brochure Brochure

 

Compatibility

In order to protect your data and your investment in a technology, you need to fully understand the platform you work with. This media compatibility overview will help you understand the compatibility between our different drive technologies and available media.

 

Tape Format LTO-2 LTO-3 LTO-4 LTO-5 LTO-6 LTO-7
LTO-1 R/W R - - - -
LTO-2 R/W R/W R - - -
LTO-3 - R/W R/W R - -
LTO-4 - - R/W R/W R -
LTO-5 - - - R/W R/W R
LTO-6 - - - - R/W R/W
LTO-7 - - - - - R/W

Advice on buying tape cartridges and media

Software Compatibility List (PDF)    Version May 2017

Legend

  • RW: read and write compatible
  • R: read-only compatible
  • dash: not compatible
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