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.

Top 8 Reasons For LTO®-8 Technology


You Can STORE MORE with LTO-8. Double the capacity of LTO-7, up to 12 TB native per tape, and 30 TB compressed.


LTO-8 technology reduces the $ per TB of LTO-7 tapes by 50% with new Type M media.


LTO remains the lowest cost storage option for long term storage.1


LTO tape stores data offline to provide effective protection against ransomware and malware.


LTO tape is GREEN storage to help you minimize environmental costs over time.


LTO tape enables compliance with features like WORM and AES-256-bit encryption.


LTO is an OPEN standard, so you know your investment is protected, and you don’t get locked into proprietary technologies.


LTO tape has a strong technology roadmap with defined plans to get to Gen 12.