IBM LTO Ultrium 8 Data Cartridge

What IBM LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridge does for your business

The IBM® LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridge (LTO 8) offers double the storage capacity of the previous generation for long-term data preservation and rapid, reliable access to data. The eighth generation of LTO Ultrium tape media delivers 12 TB native capacity and up to 30 TB of compressed capacity for even greater efficiency and performance. Purchasing LTO 8 data cartridges from IBM gives you peace of mind in sourcing media from a trusted, time-proven tape technology leader. Discover how the LT0 8 can help you manage explosive data growth, sustain rapid, reliable access to data and ensure business resilience.


Increase capacity and performance

Leverage 12 TB native capacity and up to 30 TB of compressed capacity for significantly greater efficiency and performance, and to reduce the number of cartridges, equipment, space and labor.

Reduce risk of data loss or corruption

Facilitate remote, offline data storage for superior protection from natural or man-made threats with tape cartridge portability.

Enhance data access

Allow users and applications to directly retrieve files from tape rather than rely on third-party applications. This improves data access and can reduce software licensing costs and dependencies.

Key features

  • Tape cartridge portability
  • IBM Spectrum Archive™ support
  • Adherence to Linear Tape-Open Ultrium 8 standard
  • Cartridge model and label options