The LTO-5 Data Backup Tape is the 5th generation of the LTO family. The tape offers a large uncompressed storage capacity of 1.5TB and a fast data transfer rate of 140MB/s. The compression ratio of 2:1 makes the total compressed data that you can store on the tape as large as 3TB. The tape records data on an 846 metre tape and provides a cartridge memory of 8KiB. It has a partition capability of 2. This makes the LTO-5 tape suitable for medium to large sized organisations. The tape is also write compatible with the LTO-4 Data Backup Tape and read compatible with both the LTO-4 Backup Tape and the LTO-3 Data Backup Tape.
The WORM (Write Once Read Many) ensures that data cannot be corrupted or deleted accidentally. In addition the LTFS (Linear Tape File System) makes the LTO-5 tape easy to handle, as simple drag and drop commands can be used and the tape works like any other USB or flash drive. It provides enhanced security, encryption capability and a long storage life of 30 years. At odsi.co.uk we provide high performance LTO-5 Data backup tape cartridges in a variety of brands including Quantum, Fuji, Sony, Maxell, Imation, IBM, HP and Dell.