Why IBM tape media?

Tape is the optimal media for storage of cold data. IBM tape media solutions are designed to help reduce your costs while providing you with the assurance that your data is safe and secure.

With 65 years of tape storage innovation, IBM continually raises the bar on protecting your data. IBM extensively tests tape media on IBM tape drives and libraries to drive manufacturing and quality improvements. You gain peace of mind in sourcing media from a trusted, time-proven tape technology leader.

IBM tape media

Products designed to prolong tape media life

IBM LTO 8 Ultrium Data Cartridge

Delivers 12 TB native capacity and up to 30 TB of compressed capacity, with double the storage capacity of previous generations, for significantly greater efficiency, performance and long-term data preservation and access.

IBM Tape Cartridge 3592 Type E

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.

Enterprise storage media

IBM 3592 Tape Cartridge

Designed to help the enterprise data center satisfy increasing demands for data retention, security and availability while working with reduced budgets.

IBM 3592 tape cartridges support media re-use by enabling the drive to reformat and upgrade prior generation media cartridges.

Midrange storage media

IBM LTO 8 Data Cartridge

Delivers 12 TB native capacity and up to 30 TB of compressed capacity.

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.

Warranty support

For warranty support on IBM-branded media in the United States and Canada only, please complete this form. Outside the United States and Canada, contact the nearest IBM media authorized distributor.

IBM Media authorized distributors


Accutech Data Supplies Inc (this links reside outside of ibm.com)

Dexxxon Digital Storage Inc (this links reside outside of ibm.com)


E-Globaledge Corporation (this links reside outside of ibm.com)

Europe/Middle East/Africa

Dexxon Groupe (this links reside outside of ibm.com)

Sinus Gesellschaft (this links reside outside of ibm.com)

Wellow Business Services (this links reside outside of ibm.com)

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


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