Fuji LTO Ultrium 9 Tape
he 18TB LTO Ultrium-9 Data Cartridge from FUJIFILM offers long-term data preservation and rapid, reliable access to data. It offers a native storage capacity of 18TB with transfer speeds of up to 400 MB/s, and when 2.5:1 compression is utilized, the capacity jumps to 45TB with transfer speeds of up to 1000 MB/s. This tape uses barium ferrite (BaFe) technology, supports hardware encryption, is compatible with the Linear Tape File System (LTFS), and features an archival life of up to 30 years.
Features and Benefits
- 18TB Capacity (Uncompressed)
- 45TB Capacity (2.5:1 Compressed)
- Native Transfer Speeds up to 400 MB/s
- Compressed Transfer Speeds of 1000 MB/s
- Barium Ferrite (BaFe) Technology
- Supports Tape Drive Hardware Encryption
- Compatible with Linear Tape File System
- Simplified Tape Path to Reduce Wear/Tear
- 30 Year Archival Life
Excellent read/write property: By adopting Barium Ferrite, Fujifilm LTO7 tapes have higher coercivity, 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 LTO7 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.