Tape Drive / Media
Compatibility Matrix

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.

 

    LTO Tape Drives
Tape Format LTO-8 LTO-7 LTO-6 LTO-5 LTO-4 LTO-3 LTO-2 LTO-1
LTO-8 RW - - - - - - -
LTO-7 RW RW - - - - - -
LTO-6 - RW RW - - - - -
LTO-5 - R RW RW - - - -
LTO-4 - - R RW RW - - -
LTO-3 - - - R RW RW - -
LTO-2 - - - - R RW RW -
LTO-1 - - - - - R RW RW

 

 

  DAT Tape Drives
Tape Format DAT 160 DAT 72 DDS-4 DDS-3
DAT 160 RW - - -
DAT 72 RW RW - -
DDS-4 RW RW RW -
DDS-3 - RW RW RW

 

 

  SLR Tape Drives
Tape Format SLR140 SLR100 SLR75 SLR60 SLR7 SLR5
SLR140 RW - - - - -
SLR100 RW RW - - - -
SLR75 RW RW RW RW - -
SLR60 RW RW RW RW - -
SLR50 RW RW RW RW - -
SLR40 RW RW RW RW - -
SLR7 R R R R RW -
SLR32 - R R R - -
SLR24 - R R R - -
SLR5 - - R R R RW
SLR4 - - R - - RW
SLR3 - - - - - RW

 

Legend

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

 

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