The LTO technology is a powerful, scalable, adaptable open tape format developed and continuously enhanced to help address the growing demands of data protection in the midrange to enterprise-class server environments.
LTO 5 is the first LTO tape to allow dual partitions that can be independently accessed, providing improved data management and faster access to data. This feature enables the new Linear Tape File System (LTFS), which, if utilized, results in a self-describing tape that gives the ability to manage files directly on the tape and allows files to be viewed or accessed in much the same way as a disk or flash drive.
In addition, LTO Ultrium 5 technology offers AES 256-bit encryption capability that increases the performance value of tape storage in terms of security, and reinforces its importance as a reliable high-performance storage solution.
LTO Ultrium 5 is the third generation in the LTO Ultrium Roadmap to support WORM (Write Once Read Many) functionality. The LTO 5 specifications include the ability for WORM enabled and non-WORM enabled drives to co-exist and provides users with very cost-effective means of storing data in a non-erasable, non-writeable format.