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For the first time, the seventh generation of the Linear Tape Open (LTO-7) tape drive offers uncompressed storage capacity of 6.0 TB per tape and a transfer rate of up to 300 MB/s. With enabled compression up to 15.0 TB can be backed up on a single drive with up to 600 MB/s transfer rate.

Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
  • Compact size as well as high transfer rates of up to 300 MB/s.
  • Fastest and smallest (half height) LTO drive for integration in all servers.
  • Energy efficient design
  • Low power consumption and cooling costs plus excellent performance
  • Investment protection
  • Read/write compatibility with LTO-6 media and read compatibility with LTO-5
  • AES-GCM-256-Bit encryption
  • Ensures that data can still be deciphered after a few years.

Technical details

Capacity6.0 TB (Uncompressed), 15.0 TB (Compressed)
Buffer size1024 MB
Transfer rate300 MB/s (Uncompressed), 600 MB/s (Compressed), Variable Speed recording 101.46 to 306.00 MB/s
Recording formatUltrium LTO7
InterfaceSAS 6Gb/sec
Backwards compatibleRead/write compatibility with LTO-6
Read compatible with LTO-5
Dimensions (W x D x H)146.0 mm x 205 mm x 41.0 mm