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LTO Ultrium Data Cartridge

FUJIFILM LTO Ultrium 8 Data Cartridges (“LTO8”):
Meeting 8th generation “LTO (Linear Tape Open) Ultrium standards” for magnetic tape media, Ultrium 8 Data Cartridge will allow for backup and archive of large volumes of data, high-speed data transfer at 750 MB/sec. ( 360 MB/sec. for non-compressed data), and offer a storage capacity of 30 TB ( 12 TB for non-compressed data).
LTO8, with its high capacity and capability to store data for over 50 years, is optimal for economically storing large quantities of “cold data”- data that is seldom accessed as time passes- over the long term.

Recent developments have caused an exponential increase in the quantity of data generated worldwide. The “cold data” is said to account for over 80% of all data. As the use of accumulated big data rapidly increases, so does the need for reliable and cost effecitve long term storage of such data for future use.

Assuming that 1PB (petabyte) of data increases at a yearly rate of 55%, the total cost incurred to store the data when reaching 52PB over nine years will be less than one sixth of the cost that would be incurred if using HDD (The Clipper group report on July 2015). With the magnetic tape's capability of being managed offline, valuable data can be stored safely and securely with minimum risk for data damage or loss due to system failures, viruses and cyber attacks. The use of magnetic tape is gaining in popularity, especially at major data centers, thanks to its storage capacity, portability, energy efficiency, total cost of ownership and suitability for long-term storage.

For Further Reliable Data Storage, FUJIFILM LTO Ultrium Data Cartridge will be the Answer

As database- and Internet-related applications require greater data storage, and critical operations demand minimized downtime due to backup operations, new cost-effective solutions are needed.

High recording density achived thanks to proprietary “Barium Ferrite magnetic particle technology” and “NANOCUBIC technology”

Fujifilm was the first in the world to commercialize magnetic tapes using “BaFe magnetic particles” in 2011.
As the successor to LTO6, LTO7,and LTO8 also employs “BaFe magnetic particles”. With LTO8, Fujifilm has further developed its proprietary “Barrium Ferrite magnetic particle technology” and “NANOCUBIC technology”, expanding storage capacity to about 2 times that of LTO7 at 30TB (when data is compressed)


Enhanced “NANOCUBIC technology”

Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridges use Fujifilm's enhanced NANOCUBIC technology, which incorporates three Fujifilm proprietary technologies.

  • Nano-particle Technology: Micronizing of uniform Barium Ferrite particles.
  • Nano-dispersion Technology: Uniform dispersion for nano sized particle.
  • Nano-coating Technology: Very smooth ultra-thin layer coating to realize an even thinner magnetic layer.
Barium Ferrite

“Barium Ferrite magnetic particles” offer outstanding recording and retrieval performance for long-term storage. The magnetic property remains stable when micronized, and it enables good signal quality with little noise over a wide frequency range. Fujifilm's “Barium Ferrite magnetic particles” offer low variance in terms of magnetic properties, offering greater stability, and the ability to reliably store data for over thirty years has been verified. In April 2015, Fujifilm in cooperation with IBM demonstoraged the potential of achieving a data cartridge with 220 terabytes of uncompressed capacity using an advanced prototype of Barium Ferrite magnetic particles.

FUJIFILM Servo Technology

LTO Ultrium technology relies heavily on timing-based, high-precision servo control to achieve its remarkable performance levels. LTO Ultrium data cartridge uses dual servo tracks that have been precisely written along the entire length of each of its four data bands, for extremely fine placement control and redundancy in the event of tape damages.

Encrypted for Security

From LTO G4 System, the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption algorithms is introduced to keep data secure. The hardware-based AES 256-bit encryption offers higher level of security during storage and transporting of sensitive information.

WORM is also available

WORM (Write Once Read Many) functionality provides a cost-effective means for storing data in non-rewriteable format to help address compliance requirements.

Library Pack

Library pack is also available
The library pack protects the cartridges against impact if dropped and provides also added protection against dust and humidity. It's a good and safe storage and archival solution offering easy and quick unpacking, carrying and piling.

[Image] Library Pack

Technical Data & Line up

LTO Generation LTO G1 LTO G2 LTO G3 / G3 WORM LTO G4 / G4 WORM LTO G5 / G5 WORM LTO G6 / G6 WORM LTO G7 / G7 WORM LTO G8 / G8 WORM Universal Cleaning Cartridge *
Basic Specifications
Capacity (Native / Compressed) 100 GB (200 GB) 200 GB (400 GB) 400 GB (800 GB) 800 GB (1.6 TB) 1.5 TB (3.0 TB) 2.5 TB (6.25 TB) 6.0TB (15.0TB) 12TB (30TB) -
Transfer Rate (Native / Compressed) Up to 20 MB/sec. (Up to 40 MB/sec.) Up to 40 MB/sec. (Up to 8 0MB/sec.) Up to 80 MB/sec. (Up to 160 MB/sec.) Up to 120 MB/sec. (Up to 240 MB/sec.) Up to 140 MB/sec. (Up to 280 MB/sec.) Up to 160 MB/sec. (Up to 400 MB/sec.) Up to 300 MB/sec. (Up to 750 MB/sec.) Up to 360 MB/sec. (Up to 750 MB/sec.) -
Number of Tracks 384 512 704 896 1,280 2,176 3,584 6,656 -
Servo Band Timing-based servo -
Cartridge Memory 32,768 bits (4,096 bytes); Internal EEPROM 65,280bits (8,160bytes); Internal EEPROM 130,816 bits (16,352 bytes); Internal EEPROM 32,768 bits (4,096 bytes); Internal EEPROM
Encryption function - - - Ο Ο Ο Ο Ο -
Physical Characteristics
Tape Width (Nominal) 12.65 mm
Tape Thickness (Nominal) 8.9 µm 8.9 µm 8.0 µm 6.6 µm 6.4 µm 6.1 µm 5.6 µm 8.9 µm
Tape Length 609 m 609 m 680 m 820 m 846 m 960m 319 m
Cartridge Dimensions (L x W x H) 102 x 105.4 x 21.5 mm
Operating Environmental Conditions
Temperature 10 to 45 °C
Humidity 10 to 80 % (No dew condensation)
Max. Wet Bulb Temperature 26 °C
Storage Environmental Conditions
(Short term / Archival)
16 to 35 °C / 16 to 25 °C
(Short term / Archival)
20 to 80 % / 20 to 50 % (No dew condensation)
Max. Wet Bulb Temperature
(Short term / Archival)
26 °C
Transportation Environmental Conditions
Temperature -23 to 49°C
Humidity 5% to 80% (No dew condensation)
Max. Wet Bulb Temperature 26 °C


  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • The universal cleaning cartridge is capable of being used in all generation 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 Ultrium format tape drives.
    Specific revisions of firmware may be required for proper operation.