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

Legend

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

 

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