FUJIFILM LTO Ultrium 7 Data Cartridges (“LTO7”):
Meeting 7th generation “LTO (Linear Tape Open) Ultrium standards” for magnetic tape media, Ultrium 7 Data Cartridge will allow for backup and archive of large volumes of data, high-speed data transfer at 750 MB/sec. ( 300 MB/sec. for non-compressed data), and offer a storage capacity of 15.0 TB ( 6.0 TB for non-compressed data).
LTO7, with its high capacity and capability to store data for over 30 years, is optimal for economically storing large quantities of “cold data”- data that is seldom accessed as time passes- over the long term.
Recent developments have caused an exponential increase in the quantity of data generated worldwide. The “cold data” is said to account for over 80% of all data. As the use of accumulated big data rapidly increases, so does the need for reliable and cost effecitve long term storage of such data for future use.
Assuming that 1PB (petabyte) of data increases at a yearly rate of 55%, the total cost incurred to store the data when reaching 52PB over nine years will be less than one sixth of the cost that would be incurred if using HDD (The Clipper group report on July 2015). With the magnetic tape's capability of being managed offline, valuable data can be stored safely and securely with minimum risk for data damage or loss due to system failures, viruses and cyber attacks. The use of magnetic tape is gaining in popularity, especially at major data centers, thanks to its storage capacity, portability, energy efficiency, total cost of ownership and suitability for long-term storage.
Fujifilm was the first in the world to commercialize magnetic tapes using “BaFe magnetic particles” in 2011.
As the successor to LTO6, LTO7 also employs “BaFe magnetic particles”. With LTO7, Fujifilm has further developed its proprietary “Barrium Ferrite magnetic particle technology” and “NANOCUBIC technology”, expanding storage capacity to about 2.4 times that of LTO6 at 15.0TB (when data is compressed), and making data transfers approximately 1.9 times faster, reaching 750MB/sec (when data is compressed).
The increase in performance from LTO6 to LTO7 vastly surpasses that of from LTO5 to LTO6.
Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 7 data cartridges use Fujifilm's enhanced NANOCUBIC technology, which incorporates three Fujifilm proprietary technologies.
“Barium Ferrite magnetic particles” offer outstanding recording and retrieval performance for long-term storage. The magnetic property remains stable when micronized, and it enables good signal quality with little noise over a wide frequency range. Fujifilm's “Barium Ferrite magnetic particles” offer low variance in terms of magnetic properties, offering greater stability, and the ability to reliably store data for over thirty years has been verified. In April 2015, Fujifilm in cooperation with IBM demonstoraged the potential of achieving a data cartridge with 220 terabytes of uncompressed capacity using an advanced prototype of Barium Ferrite magnetic particles.
LTO Ultrium technology relies heavily on timing-based, high-precision servo control to achieve its remarkable performance levels. LTO Ultrium data cartridge uses dual servo tracks that have been precisely written along the entire length of each of its four data bands, for extremely fine placement control and redundancy in the event of tape damages.
From LTO G4 System, the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption algorithms is introduced to keep data secure. The hardware-based AES 256-bit encryption offers higher level of security during storage and transporting of sensitive information.
WORM (Write Once Read Many) functionality provides a cost-effective means for storing data in non-rewriteable format to help address compliance requirements.
Library pack is also available
The library pack protects the cartridges against impact if dropped and provides also added protection against dust and humidity. It's a good and safe storage and archival solution offering easy and quick unpacking, carrying and piling.
|Capacity (Native / Compressed)||6.0TB (15.0TB)|
|Transfer Rate (Native / Compressed)||Up to 300 MB/sec. (Up to 750 MB/sec.)|
|Number of Tracks||3584|
|Servo Band||Timing-based servo|
|Cartridge Memory||130,816 bits (16,352 bytes); Internal EEPROM|
|Estimated Archival life||30years|
|Tape Width (Nominal)||12.65 mm|
|Tape Thickness (Nominal)||5.6um|
|Cartridge Dimensions (L x W x H)||102 x 105.4 x 21.5 mm|
|Temperature||10 to 45 °C|
|Humidity||10 to 80 % (No dew condensation)|
|Max. Wet Bulb Temperature||26 °C|
|Temperature (Short term / Archival)||16 to 35 °C / 16 to 25 °C|
|Humidity (Short term / Archival)||20 to 80 % / 20 to 50 % (No dew condensation)|
|Max. Wet Bulb Temperature (Short term / Archival)||26 °C|