Why IBM storage media?

Is your data center facing increasing demands for data retention, security and availability? IBM storage media solutions are designed to help reduce your costs while providing you with the assurance that your data is safe and secure.

With 60 years of tape storage innovation, IBM continually raises the bar on protecting your data. IBM extensively tests our media on IBM tape drives and libraries to drive manufacturing and quality improvements.

IBM Tape cartridge 3592 Type D

Featured storage media products are designed to prolong media life

IBM Tape cartridge 3592 Type D

Delivers the advanced durability, quality and innovation that you expect from IBM. Protects your investment by supporting media re-use, which enables the drive to reformat and upgrade prior-generation media cartridges.

IBM LTO Ultrium 7 Media

Delivers 6 TB native capacity and up to 15 TB of compressed capacity for significantly greater efficiency and performance. Helps reduce the number of cartridges and the amount of equipment, space and labor associated with tape-based data storage.

Enterprise storage media

IBM 3592 tape cartridge

Enterprise high-capacity tape media is designed for reliability and supports media re-use by enabling the drive to reformat and upgrade prior generation media cartridges.

3490E tape cartridges

Legacy enterprise IBM magnetic media provides 36-track serpentine longitudinal recording technique for improved capacity, performance, and reliability.

3590/3950E tape cartridges

Legacy enterprise tape storage media provides outstanding capacity, performance and reliability in 128-, 256- or 384-track formats.

Midrange storage media

IBM LTO 7 data cartridge

Delivers 6 TB native capacity and up to 15 TB of compressed capacity.

IBM LTO 6 data cartridge

Delivers 2.5 TB native capacity and up to 6.25 TB of compressed capacity.

IBM LTO 5 data cartridge

Provides up to 3 TB (with 2:1 compression) of capacity in a single cartridge.

IBM LTO 4 data cartridge

Provides 800 GB storage physical capacity (1.6 TB with 2:1 compression).

IBM LTO 3 data cartridge

Provides 400 GB storage physical capacity (800 GB with 2:1 compression).

IBM LTO 2 data cartridge

Provides a native data capacity of 200GB and a compressed data capacity of 400GB.

IBM LTO 1 data cartridge

Provides a native data capacity of 100GB and a compressed data capacity of 200GB.

Legacy midrange storage media

IBM-certified Super LDT and DLT tape IV cartridges

High-capacity general-purpose storage cartridges are backward-compatible with earlier IBM DLT drives.

IBM 3996 Optical Cartridge

Ultra-density disc technology provides 30GB capacity for reliable, long-term archival storage.

IBM 3570 tape cartridges and magazines

High-performance, high-reliability tape storage is designed for midrange and server-based environments.

Legacy entry storage media

IBM-Certified 8mm Data Cartridges

Provides ultra-reliable cartridges with outstanding price/performance and tape coating to improve readability.

IBM-Certified QIC 5.25" MLR/SLR Data Cartridges

Provides advanced mirror optics, advanced media binder process, stringent wheel-pin perpendicularity and servo writing.

IBM-Certified Travan Format Data Cartridges

Provides advanced mirror optics, advanced media binder process, stringent wheel-pin perpendicularity.

IBM-Certified 4mm Data Cartridges

Provides precision-matched tape reels and guaranteed reel-heights, proprietary hub lock, and laser-optical tape alignment.

Storage media resources

Media Redbooks

Get in-depth information to make the most of your investment.

IBM Tape Storage

Discover IBM tape systems for reliable data protection and retention.

Warranty support

For warranty support on IBM branded media in the United States and Canada only, contact ibmmedia@us.ibm.com.

For warranty support on IBM branded media in all other geographic locations, please contact an authorized IBM media distributor. Select your region and distributor from the list below.

Note: If the library isn’t able to copy the data off onto another cartridge, then call an IBM ServiceRep to request the cartridge sent off for data recovery.

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