IBM Storage Tape Support for LTO-8 Type M Media

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

Preview: IBM Storage Tape support for IBM Linear Tape-Open 8 Type M media

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.

Source: IBM Storage Tape Support for LTO-8 Type M Media