IBM LTO4 95P4436

LTO-4 features doubled capacity compared to the LTO-3, offering 800GB native, or 1.6TB with 2:1 data compression. Performance is also improved with a transfer rate of 240MB/s. This boost in performance is not the only advancement: LTO-4 incorporates additional support for advanced data protection and security features. LTO-4 will continue to support the write-once, read-many (WORM) functionality seen in the LTO-3 and will now support 256-bit AES encryption.

With up to 800 GB (1.6 TB with 2:1 compression) tape capacity, the IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Data Cartridge provides clients the ability to address the demanding growth in data storage.
Increased cartridge capacity helps reduce the amount of equipment, space and human intervention required for daily tape operations. In addition, it helps reduce the number of cartridges and time associated with backup and restore operations, thus helping lower operational costs.

Featuring Write-Once-Read-Many capability, the IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Data Cartridge ensures safe long-term retention of reference data, and assists in compliance with data retention regulations. LTO 4 hardware encryption compliments WORM media to maintain data integrity.

This cartridge is embedded with an LTO Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM) chip, which is designed to enable fast, simultaneous transfer of cartridge-dependent data with IBM tape drives during media load and unload cycles. The green cartridge color helps distinguish it from previous generations of IBM LTO Ultrium Media.

  • High-capacity, high-reliability LTO4 tape cartridge for LTO Ultrium Generation 4 storage environments
  • Provides 800 GB storage physical capacity (1.6 TB with 2:1 compression)
  • Write-Once-Read-Many functionality to addresses today’s tough regulatory and compliance needs.
  • LTO Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM) chip to speed up loading and unloading cycles.
  • Improved read/write reliability to assure your data is protected.
  • Rigorous testing and optimization to maximize performance and reliability in IBM LTO tape drives, and to withstand the rigors of everyday use.
LTO 4 Ultrium Tape
Native Capacity
1.6 TB Compressed (assuming 2:1 compression)
215,700 A/m or 2710 Oe
Media durability
1,000,000 passes on any area of tape, equates to over 20,000 end to end passes/260 full tape backups
Archival Storage Life
30 Years

The IBM LTO Ultrium 4 Data Cartridge is designed to help improve read/write reliability by storing IBM’s statistical media read/write analysis on every use of the cartridge when using IBM LTO tape drives.