What is LTO-8 technology?

LTO Generation 8 delivers more than 30 TB* of compressed capacity and up to 750 MB/s* data transfer rates, representing a considerable performance and capacity improvement over LTO-7. Incorporating all the functionality of LTO-7, LTO 8 drives also enable extra capacity on new LTO- 7 media initialized as Type M.

Eight reasons to invest in LTO-8 Technology

Store more with twice the capacity of LTO-7 – up to 12 TB native per cartridge, and 30 TB compressed.

Cut the cost per TB of LTO-7 tapes by 50% with new Type M media.

Continue to benefit from the lowest cost storage option for long term storage**. 

Store vital data offline for effective protection against ransomware and malware.

Leverage tape’s green credentials to minimize environmental costs over time.

Comply with data protection legislation with WORM technology and hardware-based AES-256-bit encryption.

Protect your investment and avoid vendor lock-in with open standard, LTO Ultrium drives and media.

Plan and safeguard your future with a predictable technology roadmap taking you to 12 generations of LTO Ultrium tape storage.

* Assumes 2.5:1 compression.  
** ‘Quantifying the Economic Benefits of LTO8 Technology’, ESG Economic ValidationSummaryReport, August 2018.