IMATION's NEW LTO-5 , MULTI-TERABYTE TAPE CARTRIDGES

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IMATION's NEW LTO-5 , MULTI-TERABYTE TAPE CARTRIDGES

 user 2009-08-19 at 10:57:30 am Views: 57
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    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9136586/Imation_announces_multi_terabyte_tape_cartridges
    IMATION’s NEW LTO-5 , MULTI-TERABYTE TAPE CARTRIDGES
    LTO-5 cartridges offer twice the capacity of LTO-4
    Imation
    Corp. today announced it expects to be the first vendor to market with
    a line of multi-terabyte tape cartridges that can store up to 1.6TB of
    data in its native format or 3.2TB of data when it’s compressed.The
    Linear Tape Open, or LTO-5, format tapes offer double the 800GB
    capacity of the previous LTO-4 cartridge format.

    Imation is the first company to license the Ultrium LTO-5 tape media.
    “Imation
    is excited to announce this important industry milestone – the
    achievement of multiple terabytes of native capacity on a single MP
    tape cartridge,” Subodh Kulkarni, vice president of Imation’s Research,
    Development, and Engineering, said in a statement. “LTO-5 tape
    technology offers a cost-efficient way for businesses to store
    ever-expanding data.”LTO-5 offers a 160MB/sec native data transfer rate
    and compressed data transfer rate of up to 360MB/sec. Imation’s Ultrium
    LTO-5 cartridges also use a technology called TeraAngstrom to create
    magnetic media with a smooth surface and a high signal-to-noise ratio
    for reduced errors and faster transfer rates.Imation expects to launch
    LTO-5 tape cartridges in early 2010, saying it will include improved
    encryption capabilities for security of backup and archive data.