IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge

What IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge does for your business

The IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge is designed to help you manage explosive data growth, sustain rapid, reliable access to data and ensure business resilience. The sixth generation of LTO Ultrium tape media delivers 2.5 TB native capacity and up to 6.25 TB of compressed capacity for even greater efficiency and performance. This exceptional capacity helps reduce the number of cartridges and the amount of equipment, space and labor associated with tape-based data storage.

Benefits

Drives storage efficiencies

Reduce cartridges and the amount of equipment, space and labor associated with tape-based data storage with 2.5 TB native cartridge capacity and up to 6.25 TB capacity with 2.5:1 data compression.

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 and retrieval

Search and retrieve data files with directory tree and drag-and-drop, reduce or eliminate software licensing costs and dependencies for data retrieval from tape with IBM Spectrum Archive support.

Reduce data storage investment risk

Adhere to Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 6 standard for compatibility with LTO Ultrium 6 vendors’ tape drive and automation product. Reduce investment risk with open standards-based tape technology.

Feature spotlights

Optimal data security

Comply with regulatory requirements and preserve stakeholder trust by protecting data from unauthorized access and unintentional loss. Tape cartridge portability facilitates remote, off line data storage for protection from natural or manmade threats that can impact
online or onsite data storage. IBM LTO Ultrium 6 data cartridges are compatible with LTO Ultrium 6 tape drives, offering device-level data encryption to ensure data privacy and reduce data corruption risk from virus or sabotage.

WORM cartridge model

Leverage the WORM cartridge model to store data in a non-erasable, non-rewritable format to prevent overwriting of stored data and reduce the risk of data loss due to human error.

IBM Spectrum Archive support

Support tape partitioning and Spectrum Archive that features the IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS) for data protection and preservation. With Spectrum Archive, data files are indexed to facilitate search and retrieval using disk-like directory tree structures and drag-and-drop. Users and applications can retrieve files from tape rather than rely on proprietary, third-party applications, significantly enhancing data access and potentially reducing software licensing costs and dependencies.

2.5 TB native capacity

Manage rapid data growth with increased storage capacity. The sixth generation of LTO Ultrium tape media delivers 2.5 TB native capacity and up to 6.25 TB of compressed capacity for even greater efficiency and performance. This exceptional capacity helps reduce the number of cartridges and the amount of equipment, space and labor associated with tape-based data storage.