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LTO Ultrium 8

FUJIFILM has launched the LTO Ultrium8 Data Cartridge (LTO-8). The LTO-8 will allow for backup and archive of large-capacity data.

The amount of data generated worldwide has exponentially increased in recent years with the increased demand for higher resolution RAW video. “Cold-data,” which is the term used for data that was generated a long time ago and rarely accessed, is estimated to account for more than 80% of all data. As the utilization of accumulated data, including cold data, rapidly increases, so does the need for reliable and cost effective long term storage of such data for future use. LTO provides secure and long term storage of massive data at a low cost.

The FUJIFILM LTO Ultrium8 Data Cartridge comes in a storage capacity of 30TB (12TB for non-compressed data), which is twice the capacity of the previous generation LTO-7 tapes. It is capable of transferring data at 750MB/sec. (360MB/sec. for non-compressed).