Dell PowerVault LTO Cartridges

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Dell LTO Ultrium tape media provide high performance and capacity.

Supports LTO1, LTO2, LTO3, LTO4, LTO5 and LTO6

PowerVault LTO Ultrium Family Packaging


Certified Solution:

Dell Tape LTO Media delivers quality, compatibility and reliability, all at an affordable price and is recommended for use with all Dell™ PowerVault™ tape backup devices and third party tape backup products. Dell products have been tested and validated on Dell systems to ensure compatibility and long working life with your servers. Dell media offers smooth, stable transitions with minimal error rate and high efficiency. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty by Dell technical service and support, you can rely on Dell's proven leadership and quality to help ensure that your data is protected and accessible.

Large Storage Capacity and High Transfer Speeds:

As database- and Internet-related applications require greater data storage, and critical operations demand minimized downtime due to backup operations, new cost-effective solutions are needed. LTO Ultrium ultra-high-capacity cartridge is such a solution. With storage capacity of up to 1.6TB (2:1 compressed; 800GB native) and data-transfer rates of 240MB/s (2:1 compressed; 120MB/s native), this increased performance (measured by higher transfer speeds) means less time spent on backups and archive operations, and greater overall efficiency.

WORM Media

Dell offers LTO3 and LTO4 WORM (Write Once, Read Many) media which provide a cost-effective means for storing data in non-rewriteable format to help address compliance requirements. This means once data is written to a piece of WORM media, the data on the tape cannot be changed or overwritten. WORM media can be appended to if data is already present on the tape. The media also stores unique identifiers which allow the drive to determine whether or not the media has been tampered with. WORM media offers a method of data retention for compliance laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Specific WORM media barcode labels will end in LT.

Encrypted For Security

LTO Gen 4 systems have introduced to midrange tape storage the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption algorithms to keep data secure. The hardware-based AES 256-bit encryption capability of the new Gen 4 format offers higher level of security during storage and transporting of sensitive information.

Cleaning LTO cartridges:

Dell offers the Dell Powervault Ultrium UCC (universal cleaning cartridges) to help in long-term reliability of the LTO drive and media. Dell offers cleaning with and without cleaning bar code labels.

Dell Bar Code Labels:

Barcode labeling is a key organizational component that defines the efficiency of growing media libraries. Autoloaders within tape libraries require a barcode label to identify the correct data cartridge. Dell offers varying bar code labels to fit any user environment.

Cartridge / Drive Compatibility

LTO4 DataWrite/ReadWrite/Read
LTO4 WormWrite/ReadWrite/Read
LTO3 DataWrite/ReadWrite/ReadWrite/ReadWrite/Read
LTO3 WormWrite/ReadWrite/ReadWrite/ReadWrite/Read
LTO2 DataReadReadWrite/ReadWrite/ReadWrite/ReadWrite/Read

Dell can offer, via Local Partners, a wide range of Services to suit you and your business. Extensions to the parts or exchange warranty, upgrades to any service level required, International warranty, Installation Services, and other competitive items are available. Dell can also offer Custom Factory Integration (CFI) to customise hardware settings and add Asset Services.

Please contact your Local Partner for further information.
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