Ultrium/LTO-5 Tape Drive Technology
With the release of LTO-5, LTO tape technology continues to dominate the market. LTO is the most used data protection media by organizations with terabytes of data to store, up through petabytes and more. LTO-5, the fifth generation of the technology, stores 1.5 TB of data native (not compressed) on tape - with compression the value is 3 TB of data per tape. LTO-5 improves on LTO-4 performance as well, increasing from 120 MB/s to 140 MB/s. LTO-5 and its role in data protection are reviewed in some detail.