LTO Generation 8

LTO Generation 8 delivers the latest in tape technology with more than 30TB* of compressed capacity and up to 750 MB/s* data transfer rates. With continued support of partitioning to enable functions like LTFS making tape easy to manage, nothing beats LTO-8 technology for all of your storage needs.

The Solution for Data

LTO-8 tape technology delivers high storage capacity, blazing fast transfer rates, easy-to-use functionality and steadfast reliability. Find key facts here, and additional information below.

CartridgeCapacityHuge Cartridge Capacity

LTO-8 tape storage can significantly reduce storage costs. One LTO-8 cartridge can hold 30TB* of  compressed data, more than twice that compressed capacity over the previous generation.

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BlazingSpeedBlazing Speed

LTO Ultrium-8 technology provides up to 750 MB/s* data transfer rates. That’s more than 2.7 TB per hour of blazing storage performance per drive.

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TapeSecurityTape Security

LTO-8 technology delivers powerful tape drive-based 256-bit AES encryption to protect sensitive information.

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LTO-8 drives are designed with backwards-compatible read-and-write capability with LTO-7 cartridges, protecting investments and easing implementation.

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*Assuming a 2.5:1 compression achieved with larger compression history buffer available beginning with LTO generation 6 drives.