Small footprint

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Store up to 69.5 PB compressed data in a single 8 square foot library with LTO-9 cartridges.


Full-capacity licensing

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Store up to 1,548 usable LTO-9 data cartridges in an 8 square foot floor space. 

Multiple tape interfaces

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Deploy individual libraries with any supported LTO-9 tape drive, including SAS-12, Fibre Channel 8Gb single and multi-mode.

Performance on demand

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Supports any combination of drive counts from 1 to 14 with field drive count expansion up to the 14.

Security rich

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Enhance security and regulatory compliance with data encryption and write once read many (WORM) media.

IBM Storage Archive support

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Simplify access to data stored on tape cartridges through IBM Storage Archive, featuring IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology.

LTO Ultrium compatible

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Support up to 45 TB of compressed data storage per cartridge (18 TB native). Use new LTO generation 9 cartridges.

Optional rack space

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Reduce your storage footprint and simplify cabling with extra rack space above the library for power distribution units, and more.


Open-system servers

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Simplify your storage environment and enable flexibility for growth and change in your data center.


Solution brief

Learn why IBM LTO 9 tape storage is the right solution for deep archiving and cyber resiliency.

IBM Redbook

Explore the latest IBM tape and tape library technologies, including architecture and implementation.

Reference sheet

See the independent software vendor (ISV) reference matrix for IBM TotalStorage LTO 9tape drives.

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Next steps

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