IBM LTO6 00V7590

IBM Storage Media is pleased to announce the availability of the IBM LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Cartridge, 2.5 TB (native); 6.25 TB (2.5:1 compression). Highest capacity tape media designed for high reliability and long life! The key features of the IBM LTO-6 tape drive are designed to improve performance and capabilities when compared to the IBM LTO-5, IBM LTO-4 and other vendors tape drives

The cartridges have been optimized and tested extensively for use in IBM LTO tape drives and libraries to help maximize performance, minimize data loss and improve data longevity. They are designed to withstand rigors of of normal use in stand-alone and automated environments. Each 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 maroon cartridge color helps distinguish it from previous generations of IBM LTO Ultrium Media.

The IBM LTO Ultrium 6  Data Cartridge can be used in products featuring LTO Generation 6 tape technology. As your storage needs grow, your data cartridge can continue providing value to help maximize your investment.

  • High-capacity, high-reliability tape cartridge for LTO Ultrium Generation 6 storage environments
  • Provides 2.5 TB storage physical capacity (up to 6.25 TB with 2.5:1 compression)
  • Compatible with Linear Tape File System (LTFS)
  • 30 Year Archival Life
  • Native data rate of up to 160 MB/s
  • Native data physical capacity of 2500GB
  • Faster tape drive mechanism (9 m/s for half height drives) which results in quicker locate and rewind times
  • Support for 8Gb FC and 6Gb SAS connectivity
  • Cache buffer: 1024MB (full height models) and 512MB (half height models)
Native Capacity
2.5 TB
Compressed capacity
6.25 TB
Barium Ferrite (BaFe)
Data Rate
160 MB/s
Tape length
846 meters
Cartridge size (L x W x D)
4.02 x 4.15 x .85

The LTO Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge from IBM is designed to help organizations manage explosive data growth, sustain rapid and reliable access to data, and ensure business resilience. The LTO Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge features 2.5TB of native capacity and 6.25TB of compressed capacity for efficiency and performance.