IBM® LTO Ultrium 9 data cartridge

Double storage capacity for long-term data preservation

The IBM® LTO Ultrium 9 data cartridge (LTO 9) provides 50% more storage capacity than the previous generation for long-term data preservation and rapid, reliable access to data. The ninth generation of LTO Ultrium tape media delivers 18 TB native capacity and up to 45 TB of compressed capacity for even greater efficiency and performance. Purchasing LTO 9 data cartridges from IBM gives you peace of mind in sourcing media from a trusted, time-proven tape technology leader. Discover how the LT0 9 can help you manage explosive data growth, sustain rapid, reliable access to data and ensure business resilience.

Benefits

Cost-effective storage

Get 18 TB of native capacity and up to 45 TB of compressed capacity for significantly greater efficiency and performance while reducing the number of cartridges, equipment, space and labor you need.

Ultimate Cyber Resilient Storage

Get better protection with physical air gap adding a barrier between data and online hackers.

Avoid data corruption with immute tape

Prevent overwriting and reduce the risk of data loss due to human error with WORM cartridges.

Enhance data access

Give users and apps direct access to files from tape without having to rely on third-party apps. This improves data access and can reduce software licensing costs and dependencies.

Prevent data visibility

Tape cartridges offer AES-256-bit data encryption at rest to ensure data privacy and reduce the risk of data corruption due to virus or sabotage.

Key features of LTO-9 tape media

Tape cartridge portability

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Facilitate remote, offline data storage for superior protection from natural or manmade threats that can impact online or on-site data storage. IBM LTO 9 data cartridges are compatible with LTO Ultrium 9 tape drives, which offer device-level data encryption to ensure data privacy and reduce the risk of data corruption due to virus or sabotage. The write-once-read-many (WORM) cartridge model stores data in a non-erasable, non-rewritable format to prevent overwriting and reduce the risk of data loss due to human error.

IBM Spectrum Archive™ support

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With IBM Spectrum Archive, the data files are indexed to facilitate search and retrieval using disk-like directory tree structures and drag-and-drop techniques to improve the usability of tape solutions. IBM Spectrum Archive allows users and applications to directly retrieve files from tape rather than rely on proprietary, third-party apps, thereby significantly enhancing data access and potentially reducing software licensing costs and dependencies.

Adherence to Linear Tape-Open Ultrium 9 standard

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Ensures compatibility with tape drive and automation products from LTO Ultrium 9 vendors. This solution also reduces your data storage investment risk by using open standards-based tape technology.

Cartridge model and label options

Available in rewritable and WORM cartridge models and with custom, as well as blank and RFID-embedded cartridge labels.

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