Data Tapes and Labels

Fuji Film Tapes

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.

LTO6

First LTO in the world produced with Barium Ferrite Magnetic Particles

The Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 6 cartridge is the first in the world produced with Barium Ferrite magnetic particles using Fujifilm’s core Nanocubic technology. The LTO Ultrium 6 cartridge offers a super high compressed (2.5×) storage capacity of 6.25TB with the transfer rate of up to 400 megabytes per second.
LTO Generation 6 hardware will be backward read/write compatible with LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridges and backward read compatible with LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges. As with the previous generation, LTO Ultrium 6 hardware will incorporate the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Linear Tape File System (LTFS) dual partitioning functionality. In addition, Fujifilm LTO 6 cartridges are capable of long life archive for over 30 years and it also has excellent read/write accuracy on drives that start to wear down after repeated use.

Technologies

Improvement in “NANOCUBIC technology”

Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 6 data cartridges use Fujifilm’s advanced NANOCUBIC coating process, which incorporates three Fujifilm proprietary technologies:

  • Nano-particle Technology: New finer particle Barium Ferrite (30% smaller than metal particle used on LTO-5)
  • Nano-dispersion Technology: Uniform particle dispersion by applying high-dispersed binder.
  • Nano-coating Technology: Improved ultra-thin layer coating to realize an even thinner magnetic layer.
Barium Ferrite

Excellent read/write property: By adopting Barium Ferrite, Fujifilm LTO6 tapes have higher coercvity, lower noise compared to older generations. Over time the recording head of a well-used drives start to wear down leading to a drop in performance. However, since Fujifilm’s LTO6 with Barium Ferrite, from a system performance point of view, has more margin compared to metal particle tapes (measured using Fuji manufactured tapes), it can be read/written more accurately on these older drives.
Long Archival Life: Barium Ferrite is chemically stable (already oxidized) and does not easily get demagnetized by outside energy. Therefore magnetic tape using Barium Ferrite is said to have a longer archival life of more than 30 years based on Fujifilm’s acceleration tests.

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.

 

 

DATA STORAGE Media Product Guide.

 

Labels are also available for all tapes above.

Notes for ordering Labels:

LTO barcode labels are for all brands and models of tape libraries. We can match your existing barcode labels or customise a new series, using your preferred letter/s and number/s series. We supply labels for LTO1, LTO 1, LTO-1, Ultrium1, Ultrium 1, Ultrium-1, LTO2, LTO 2, LTO-2, Ultrium2, Ultrium 2, Ultrium-2, LTO3, LTO 3, LTO-3, Ultrium3, Ultrium 3, Ultrium-3, LTO4, LTO 4, LTO-4, Ultrium4, Ultrium 4, Ultrium-4, LTO5, LTO 5, LTO-5, Ultrium5, Ultrium 5 and Ultrium-5 tapes. This includes the data labels, cleaning tape labels and diagnostic LTO labels. Be careful as there is no label that will work in all tape libraries as the tape library manufacturers have different requirements and specifications for their barcode labels. The standard for the industry is 6 characters followed by the cartridge identifier L1=LTO1, L2=LTO2, L3=LTO3, L4=LTO4 and L5=LTO5. This can be all numbers, 1 letter and 5 numbers, 2 letters and 4 numbers or 3 letters and 3 numbers. There are other options as well but these are the most common. Having 3 numbers limits you to 1000 tapes in the series so the eventual number of tapes in the series will determine the best use of the letters and numbers. The letters can identify the tapes use, the company, or other requirement. Most tape barcode labels have the letters and numbers in colour but some are black and white such as cleaning labels.

 

 

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