Quantum LTO5 L5MQN

Quantum LTO 5 tape cartridges are manufactured to industry standards for quality and reliability. This ensures low error rates, high performance and long-term durability. The high quality of Quantum LTO 5 tape media allows you to archive your data with confidence.

Quantum’s LTO Ultrium 5 media cartridges support up to 3 TB of capacity with transfer speeds up to 280 MB/second (based on a 2:1 compression rate), substantially reducing the number of tapes that must be managed and data transfer time. With native drive-based AES 256-bit encryption and WORM (write once, read many) technology, Quantum’s LTO Ultrium 5 tapes are designed to meet security and compliance requirements.

A new feature introduced in LTO-5 technology is the capability to partition LTO-5 media, providing enhanced file control and data indexing. This feature enables nearline applications to index data on tape, facilitating data access and archiving on tape. Additionally, LTO-5 technology is read and write compatible with LTO-4 cartridges and backward read compatible with LTO-3, which protects customers’ investments and simplifies data migration projects.

The Quantum LTO 5 tape media family offers you more choices to better manage your data over time, and now includes LTO5 Ultrium tape cartridges. The LTO Ultrium 5 tape format has been optimized for high capacity and performance with outstanding reliability, in either stand-alone or automated environments.

  • Up to 3.0TB Compressed Storage Capacity (2:1 compression)
  • 280MB/Second Data Transfer Rate (compressed)
  • Compatible with Linear Tape File System (LTFS)
  • 30 Years Estimated Archival Life
  • 20,000 Load/Unload Cycle
LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Media
Native Capacity
1.5 TB
Up to 3 TB
Data Rate
140 MB/s / Up to 280 MB/s Compressed
Tape Length
846 meters
Tape Thickness
6.4 microns
Load/Unload Cycles

WORM (Write Once Read Many) Solution Help address todays tough regulatory and compliance needs with a write once read many data cartridge