IBM LTO8 01PL041

With volumes of data growing exponentially and with no end in sight the IBM LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridge is designed to help organizations protect and preserve more data for longer periods of time. This latest generation of IBM LTO tape solutions offers more than double the storage capacity of previous generations for long-term data preservation that provides security as it sustains rapid, reliable access to data and helps ensure business resilience.

The IBM® LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridge (LTO 8) offers double the storage capacity of the previous generation for long-term data preservation and rapid, reliable access to data. The eighth generation of LTO Ultrium tape media delivers 12 TB native capacity and up to 30 TB of compressed capacity for even greater efficiency and performance. Purchasing LTO 8 data cartridges from IBM gives you peace of mind in sourcing media from a trusted, time-proven tape technology leader. Discover how the LT0 8 can help you manage explosive data growth, sustain rapid, reliable access to data and ensure business resilience.

To comply with regulatory requirements and preserve stakeholder trust, organizations must protect data from unauthorized access and unintentional loss. Tape cartridge portability facilitates remote, offline data storage for superior protection from natural or manmade threats that can impact online or on-site data storage. IBM LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridges are compatible with LTO Ultrium 8 tape drives, which offer device-level data encryption to ensure data privacy and reduce the risk of data corruption due to virus or sabotage. The WORM cartridge model stores data in a non-erasable, non-rewritable format to prevent overwriting of stored data and reduce the risk of data loss due to human error.

  • High Storage Capacity of 12TB and up to 30 TB compressed capacity.
  • Supports transfer speeds of 360 MB/s (native), 900 MB/s (2.5:1) with Generation 8
  • Barium Ferrite (BaFe) technology
  • Support for tape drive hardware encryption
  • Compatible with Linear Tape File System (LTFS)
  • Simplified tape path to reduce wear and tear.
Media type
Linear serpentine recording half-inch cartridge
Data capacity
12 TB native Up to 30 TB with 2.5:1 data compression
Media format
Re-writable
Total tape thickness
5.6 µ (0.00022 in.)
Tape length
960 m (3,149.61 ft)
Cartridge size (L x W x D)
102.0 mm x 105.4 mm x 21.55 mm (4.0 in. x 4.1 in. x 0.8 in.)
Safety characteristics
Toxicity: nonhazardous to human health in anticipated use
Flammability: self-extinguishing per UL94

Rapid data growth compounds the need for increased storage capacity. The eighth generation of LTO Ultrium tape media delivers 12 TB native capacity and up to 30 TB of compressed capacity for significantly greater efficiency and performance.