Delivering scalability and growth for generations.
First introduced in 2000, LTO technology is currently in its 8th generation. LTO-8 specifications support tape cartridge storage compressed capacity of up to 30TB*,or 12TB native data, more than twice that compressed capacity over the previous generation, and tape drive data transfer rates of up to 900MB per second compressed data , or 360 per second uncompressed data. New generations have been introduced regularly with higher capacity and transfer rates along with new features to further protect your data and content. LTO specifications provide backwards compatibility to read/write with previous generations. Current-generation LTO8 drives are able to read tapes from one generations prior and are able to write to tapes from the prior generation, so you know that your investment is for the long run.
Here is the road map of LTO