Technical specifications


Linear serpentine recording half-inch cartridge

Media Type

Metal Particle (MP)

Cartridge physical capacity

1.5 TB (3 TB with 2:1 compression)

Rewritable cartridge

LTO Ultrium 1.5 TB rewritable Data Cartridge (1500/3 TB*)

WORM cartridge

LTO Ultrium 1.5 TB WORM Cartridge (1500/3 TB*)

Physical and magnetic characteristics


Polyethylene Naphthalate (PEN)

Total tape thickness

0.00025 in (6.4 microns)

Tape length

2776 ft (846 m)

Physical dimensions

Cartridge size

4.02 in L x 4.15 in W x 0.85 D (102.0 mm x 105.4 mm x 21.5 mm)

Data cartridge weight

0.441 lbs (200 grams)

Cleaning cartridge weight

0.254 lbs (115 grams)

Safety characteristics

Toxicity: Nonhazardous to human health in anticipated use

Flammability: Self-extinguishing per UL94

Environmental recommendations

Operating conditions

50-113° F (10-45° C); 10-80% RH; 79° F (26° C) wet bulb max

Short-term storage conditions

61-95° F (16-35° C); 20-80% RH; 79° F (26° C) wet bulb max

Long-term storage conditions

61-77° F (16-25° C); 20-50% RH; 79° F (26° C) wet bulb max

Shipping conditions

-9 to 120° F (-23 to 49° C); 20-80% RH; 79° F (26° C) wet bulb max

Cartridge disposal

Classified as nonhazardous waste per EPA regulation 40CFR261; can be disposed of as normal office trash

Machine Type, Model (Part numbers)

LTO Ultrium 1.5 TB Data Cartridge 3589-014 (p/n 46X1290)

LTO Ultrium 1.5 TB WORM Cartridge 3589-034 (p/n 46X1293)

LTO Ultrium Universal Cleaning Cartridge 3589-004 (p/n 35L2086)

Limited lifetime warranty

Free from defects in manufacturing and materials defects for the useful life of the product.

* Assuming 2:1 compressible data