LTO Media

Quantum Certified LTO Ultrium media is manufactured to the highest industry standards for quality and reliability, ensuring high performance and durability, whether utilized for primary backup or long-term archive. LTO Ultrium Media is optimized for high capacity and performance with outstanding reliability in either stand-alone or automated environments with compressed capacities of up to 30 TB.

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The Media Matters

Whether you are buying tape for an autoloader, an Enterprise library, or a stand-alone drive, IT departments need to make sure that they are getting certified LTO media that will work in their devices and be supported by a company committed to making tape storage work in your environment.

Choose Quantum LTO

Quantum LTO cartridges offer the latest in LTO technology, making them perfect for any backup or archiving applications. Features include a compressed capacity of up to 30 TB per cartridge and an integrated, high-durability, non-contact IC memory chip that helps improve access times in all Scalar® and AEL series tape libraries, as well as other automated storage systems. 

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Turguy represents Quantum with LTO organizations as the technology leader, while also
leading the Advanced Development Team focused on LTO technology.

Technical Specifications

Ultrium 8 Ultrium 8 WORM

Drive Compatibility:
LTO-8
LTO-8 WORM

Cartridge Color:
Brick Red
Brick Red/Gray

Capacity (Native/Compressed):
12/30 TB1

Tape Length:
960 m (3,150 ft)

Ultrium 7 Ultrium 7 WORM

Drive Compatibility:
LTO-7
LTO-7 WORM

Cartridge Color:
Purple
Purple/Gray

Capacity (Native/Compressed):
6/15 TB1
(12/22.5 TB3)

Tape Length:
960 m (3,150 ft)

Ultrium 6 Ultrium 6 WORM

Drive Compatibility:
LTO-6
LTO-6 WORM

Cartridge Color:
Black
Black/Gray

Capacity (Native/Compressed) :
2,500/6,250 GB1

Tape Length:
846 m (2,776 ft)

Ultrium 5 Ultrium 5 WORM

Drive Compatibility:
LTO-5
LTO-5 WORM

Cartridge Color:
Brick Red
Brick Red/Gray

Capacity (Native/Compressed) :
1,500/3,000 GB2

Tape Length:
846 m (2,776 ft)

Ultrium 4 Ultrium 4 WORM

Drive Compatibility:
LTO-4
LTO-4 WORM

Cartridge Color:
Green
Green/Gray

Capacity (Native/Compressed) :
800/1,600 GB2

Tape Length:
820 m (2,690 ft)

Ultrium 3 Ultrium 3 WORM

Drive Compatibility:
LTO-3
LTO-3 WORM

Cartridge Color:
Blue
Blue/Gray

Capacity (Native/Compressed) :
400/800 GB2

Tape Length:
680 m (2,231 ft)

Ultrium Universal Cleaning

Drive Compatibility:
All

Cartridge Color:
Black

Capacity (Native/Compressed) :
Maximum 50 cleanings–drive dependent

Tape Length:
319 m (1,046.59 ft)

¹ Based on 2.5:1 compression
2 Based on 2:1 compression
3 LTO-8 drives include a new format feature enabling customers to increase the capacity of new or unused LTO Ultrium 7 cartridges by up to 50 percent to store 9 TB (uncompressed) or 22.5 TB1 (compressed) of data. To unlock this additional capacity, customers need an LTO-8 drive with a utility or application to up-format new or unused LTO Ultrium 7 cartridges with properly attached “M8” media ID bar code labels.

Tape Width: 12.65 mm (0.50 in)

Cartridge Dimensions (W x H x L): 21.5 mm x 105.4 mm x 102.0 mm (0.85 in x 4.15 in x 4.02 in)

Temperature: 10 °C to 45 °C (50 °F to 113 °F)

Humidity: 10% to 80% RH

An Ultrium drive can read and write data to prior LTO generations:

LTO-8

Read/Write: LTO-8 | R/W
Compatible: LTO-8 (M8) | R/W
Media: LTO-7 | R/W

LTO-7

Read/Write: LTO-7 | R/W
Compatible: LTO-6 | R/W
Media: LTO-5 | R Only

LTO-5

Read/Write: LTO-5 | R/W
Compatible: LTO-4 | R/W
Media: LTO-3 | R/W

LTO-4

Read/Write: LTO-4 | R/W
Compatible: LTO-3 | R/W
Media: LTO-2 | R Only

LTO-3

Read/Write: LTO-3 | R/W
Compatible: LTO-2 | R/W
Media: LTO-1 | R Only

Ultrium 8, 7, 6, and 5

Temperature: 16 °C to 35 °C (61 °F to 95 °F)
Humidity: 20% to 80% RH

Ultrium 4, 3, 2, and Cleaning

Temperature: 16 °C to 32 °C (61 °F to 90 °F)
Humidity: 20% to 80% RH

Temperature: 16 °C to 25 °C (61 °F to 77 °F)
Humidity: 20% to 50% RH

(Not applicable for cleaning cartridge)

Quantum LTO Ultrium cartridge tapes are free from defects in material and manufacturing at the time of purchase. This limited lifetime warranty extends to the original end-user purchaser of the product and is not assignable or transferable to any subsequent purchaser or end user. Visit www.quantum.com for more information.

Ultrium 8

Standard: MR-L8MQN-01

WORM: MR-L8MQN-02

Bar Code Labeled: MR-L8MQN-BC

Bar Code Labeled – WORM: MR-L8WQN-BC

Library Pack: MR-L8MQN-20

Bar Code Labeled Library Pack: MR-L8LQN-BC

Ultrium 7

Standard: MR-L7MQN-01

WORM: MR-L7MQN-02

Bar Code Labeled: MR-L7MQN-BC

Bar Code Labeled – WORM: MR-L8WQN-BC

Library Pack: MR-L7WQN-BC

Bar Code Labeled Library Pack: MR-L7LQN-BC

Ultrium 6

Standard: MR-L6MQN-03

WORM: MR-L6WQN-04

Bar Code Labeled: MR-L6MQN-BL

Bar Code Labeled – WORM: MR-L6WQN-BL

Library Pack: MR-L6LQN-LP

Bar Code Labeled Library Pack: MR-L6LQN-BL

Ultrium 5

Standard: MR-L5MQN-01

WORM: MR-L5MQN-02

Bar Code Labeled: MR-L5MQN-BC

Bar Code Labeled – WORM: MR-L5WQN-BC

Library Pack: MR-L5MQN-20

Bar Code Labeled Library Pack: MR-L5LQN-BC

Ultrium 4

Standard: MR-L4MQN-01

WORM: MR-L4MQN-02

Bar Code Labeled: MR-L4MQN-BC

Bar Code Labeled – WORM: MR-L4WQN-BC

Library Pack: MR-L4MQN-20

Bar Code Labeled Library Pack: MR-L4LQN-BC

Ultrium 3

Standard: MR-L3MQN-01

WORM: MR-L3MQN-02

Bar Code Labeled: MR-L3MQN-BC

Bar Code Labeled – WORM: MR-L3WQN-BC

Library Pack: MR-L3MQN-20

Bar Code Labeled Library Pack: MR-L3LQN-BC

Ultrium 2

Standard: MR-L2MQN-01

WORM: N/A

Bar Code Labeled: MR-L2MQN-BC

Bar Code Labeled – WORM: N/A

Library Pack: N/A

Bar Code Labeled Library Pack: N/A

Ultrium Cleaning

Standard: MR-LUCQN-01

WORM: N/A

Bar Code Labeled: MR-LUCQN-BC

Bar Code Labeled – WORM: N/A

Library Pack: N/A

Bar Code Labeled Library Pack: N/A

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