HPE LTO Ultrium Cartridges
Massive increase in capacity – 620% over the native capacity of LTO-6 (18 TB LTO-9 versus 2.5 TB LTO-6)
Significant increase in performance – possible to store 3.6 TB/hr using LTO-9 (full-height only) versus 2.7 TB/hr with LTO-8
Built-in AES 256-bit encryption (IEEE1619.1) (LTO-5, LTO-6, LTO-7, LTO-8, and LTO-9) – granted FIPS140-2 Level 1 certification.
Reliable Offline Medium that Creates an Air Gap to Keep Data Out of the Reach of Cybercriminals
First time restore ensured with fewer media failures and disrupted backups, regardless of duty cycle or environmental conditions.
Built-in AES 256-bit encryption (LTO-5 to LTO-9) allows you to provide additional security for data stored on tape. With LTO encryption (strengthened by the option to use WORM cartridges), even if tapes were to fall into the wrong hands, your data would be protected from unauthorized access.
HPE LTO Ultrium cartridge memory chip delivers faster access time and enhanced media monitoring.
Agencies such as the US FBI recommend keeping data offline. This is because tapes that are stored offline are disconnected from the network and are out of reach of sophisticated criminals who use digital networks to strike at companies to encrypt both their primary data and their backups.
Lowest Total Cost of Ownership for Long-term Archiving
Open standard technology helps ensure compatibility across product generations and gives you more choice. HPE LTO Ultrium cartridges are available as custom labeled or non-custom labeled.
HPE brand qualification test procedures (load/unload, shoeshine, drop testing and environmental stress testing) go far beyond what is required for the LTO Ultrium logo.This ensures maximum reliability for restoring your data.
Standardizing on HPE LTO Ultrium delivers the capacity to meet shrinking backup windows, industry-standard, AES 256-bit encryption (IEEE1619.1), and interchangeable read-write (RW) or WORM media; without extra space or IT resource overhead.
HPE warrants LTO Ultrium cartridges for up to 30 years archival life. This ensures businesses can meet the ever-increasing demands of regulation for data retention and archiving.
According to a white paper from ESG, ‘The Economic Benefits of HPE StoreEver as Active Archival Storage’, published in August 2020, LTO tape technology is over 80% less expensive across a 10-year period, than either all-disk or all-cloud solutions for a 1 PB archive growing at 10% per annum.
Highest Capacity and Performance of any Comparable Tape Technology
A 35% increase in the number of tracks and a 3% increase in bit density has permitted a capacity increase from 30 TB for LTO-8 to 45 TB for LTO-9. From 2,176 tracks for LTO-6 to 8,960 tracks for 9th generation HPE LTO-9 Ultrium 45 TB cartridges (assuming 2.5:1 compression) – an improvement of 311%
HPE LTO-9 Ultrium data cartridges can write or read data at a blistering 3.6 TB/hour, storing, encrypting, and protecting up to 45 TB* on a single cartridge, making it ideal for large-scale, 24x7, mission-critical IT environments (*capacity assumes 2.5:1 compression).
Ultra-reliable Storage Medium
HPE brand qualification test procedures (load/unload, shoeshine, drop testing and environmental stress testing) go far beyond what is required for the HPE LTO Ultrium. This ensure utmost reliability for restoring your data.
Superior 'smart grabber' mechanism and mechanical interlock to prevent the leader pin from being pulled inside the tape housing. Sensors detect proper connection and prevent leader loss that would ruin the tape. Simplified tape path to reduce wear, tear, and build-up of debris–crucial in automation.
Tape is more reliable than enterprise SATA disk, with a bit error rate (BER) of 1x10 to the power of 19 for LTO-8 versus 1x10 to the power of 15 for enterprise SATA HDD’s. That’s a difference in reliability of four orders of magnitude–e.g. tape is 10,000 times more reliable than enterprise SATA HDD
Estimated data loss over 10 years for 1 Exabyte archive is 1.1 Petabytes for HDD compared to only 7.4 Terabytes for tape.
- Recording technology
- LTO-5 Ultrium, LTO-6 Ultrium, LTO-7 Ultrium, LTO-8 Ultrium LTO-9 Ultrium
- 45 TB Compressed 2.5:1 Maximum, depending on model
- Product color
- LTO-5 light blue
- LTO-6 purple
- LTO-7 slate blue
- LTO-8 green
- LTO-9 light blue
- Media labeling
- Write-on Labels in box
- Media format
- Re-writable and Write-once media
- Quantity per Package
- Read speed, media
- 1000 MB/sec maximum (Full-Height drives only), depending on drive and media type
- Tape length
- 1,035m maximum, depending on model
- Tape width
- 12.65 mm
- Tape thickness
- 4.9 microns minimum, depending on model
- Base material
- Metal Particle Barium Ferrite Depending on media type
- Bit density
- 545 kb/inch maximum, depending on model
- Data tracks
- 8,960 maximum, depending on model
- Magnetic coercivity
- 2850 Oe maximum, depending on model
- Archival life
- 30 years
- Product Dimensions (metric)
- 11.3 x 11.1 x 2.1 cm
- Product Dimensions (imperial)
- 4.45 x 4.37 x 1.8 in
- 0.28 kg
- 0.63 lb