What IBM LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridge does for your business
The IBM® LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridge (LTO 8) offers double the storage capacity of the previous generation for long-term data preservation and rapid, reliable access to data. The eighth generation of LTO Ultrium tape media delivers 12 TB native capacity and up to 30 TB of compressed capacity for even greater efficiency and performance. Purchasing LTO 8 data cartridges from IBM gives you peace of mind in sourcing media from a trusted, time-proven tape technology leader. Discover how the LT0 8 can help you manage explosive data growth, sustain rapid, reliable access to data and ensure business resilience.
Tape cartridge portability
Facilitates remote, offline data storage for superior protection from natural or manmade threats that can impact online or on-site data storage. IBM LTO 8 data cartridges are compatible with LTO Ultrium 8 tape drives, which offer device-level data encryption to ensure data privacy and reduce the risk of data corruption due to virus or sabotage. The WORM cartridge model stores data in a non-erasable, non-rewritable format to prevent overwriting and reduce the risk of data loss due to human error.
IBM Spectrum Archive™ support
With IBM Spectrum Archive, the data files are indexed to facilitate search and retrieval using disk-like directory tree structures and drag-and-drop techniques to improve the usability of tape solutions. IBM Spectrum Archive allows users and applications to directly retrieve files from tape rather than rely on proprietary, third-party applications, thereby significantly enhancing data access and potentially reducing software licensing costs and dependencies.
Adherence to Linear Tape-Open Ultrium 8 standard
Ensures compatibility with LTO Ultrium 8 vendors’ tape drive and automation products. The solution also reduces your data storage investment risk by using open standards-based tape technology.
Cartridge model and label options
Available in rewritable and write-once-read-many (WORM) cartridge models and with custom, as well as blank and RFID-embedded cartridge labels.
Linear serpentine recording half-inch cartridge
12 TB native
Up to 30 TB with 2.5:1 data compression
LTO Ultrium 8 12 TB rewritable data cartridge
LTO Ultrium 8 12 TB non-erasable, non-rewritable WORM cartridge
Total tape thickness
5.6 µ (0.00022 in.)
960 m (3,149.61 ft)
Cartridge size (L x W x D)
102.0 mm x 105.4 mm x 21.55 mm (4.0 in. x 4.1 in. x 0.8 in.)
Data cartridge weight
200 g (0.441 lb)
Cleaning cartridge weight
115 g (0.254 lb)
Toxicity: nonhazardous to human health in anticipated use
Flammability: self-extinguishing per UL94
10°C – 45°C (50°F – 113°F); 10% – 80% RH; 26°C (79°F) wet bulb maximum
Short-term storage conditions
16°C – 35°C (61°F – 95°F); 20% – 80% RH; 26°C (79°F) wet bulb maximum
Long-term storage conditions
16°C – 25°C (61°F – 77°F); 20% – 50% RH; 26°C (79°F) wet bulb maximum
-23°C – 49°C (-9°F – 120°F); 5% – 80% RH; 26°C (79°F) wet bulb max
Classified as nonhazardous waste per EPA regulation 40CFR261;
Can be disposed of as normal office trash
Machine type, Model
LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridge
3589-652 (p/n 01PL041), 3589-552 (p/n 01PL041L)
LTO Ultrium 8 WORM cartridge
3589-672 (p/n 01PL042), 3589-572 (p/n 01PL042L)
LTO Ultrium universal cleaning cartridge
3589-004 (p/n 35L2086)
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