LTO-6 tape with up to 6.25TB capacity ships

Capacity has more than doubled and throughput's boosted by more than 40%

By , Computerworld |  Storage

LTFS is supported by major tape vendors, including IBM, HP, Quantum and Oracle, as well as the LTO Consortium.

As with previous generations, LTO-6 drives will provide backward compatibility with the ability to read and write LTO-5 cartridges and read LTO-4 generation cartridges, helping to preserve media investments and ease implementation.

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