About Barium Ferrite
- Barium Ferrite is a new type of magnetic particle which can be greatly reduced in size to improve recording density without magnetic signal loss.
- Fujifilm's LTO 6 and later generations of LTO will use Barium Ferrite particles with NANOCUBIC technology for a thin and uniformly coated magnetic layer.
- This is Fujifilm's patented technology!
- Barium Ferrite is already used and proven in enterprise products such as StorageTek's T10000C tape cartridge.
Long archival life
Oxidization is one of the causes of data deterioration. However, Barium Ferrite is already oxidized and therefore has a much longer life compared to metal particles (MP). While LTO drive systems are recommended for upgrade every 10 years, the road map is purely hardware manufacturer dependent, so longer archival life is preferred.