IBM Storage Tape Support for LTO-8 Type M Media
In first half of 2018
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.11.15
Alongside the launch of LTO Ultrium Generation 8 tape drives, IBM plans to introduce multiple options for initializing M8 media to enable new LTO-7 cartridge capacity to be increased by up to 50% on LTO-8 drives. Customers who purchase new LTO-7 cartridges initialized as M8 media will be able to store up to 22.5TB of data, assuming a 2.5 to 1 compression achieved with larger compression history buffer available beginning with LTO-6 drives.
Planned availability date: First half of 2018
Availability, prices, ordering information, and terms and conditions will be provided when the product is announced.
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