Fujifilm LTO6 LTO Ultrium6 Data Cartridge
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The FujiFilm LTO Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge 71024 or Fuji LTO 6, LTO6, Ultrium 6 tapes hold up to 2.5TB in native or uncompressed capacity and up to 6.25TB of compressed capacity. FujiFilm LTO6 data cartridges have a transfer rate of up to 160MB/sec while writing data in native capacity and up to 400MB/sec while writing data in compressed capacity. The recording surface uses Fujifilm Barium Ferrite (BaFe) and their NANOCUBIC Technology.
For the option of LTO barcode labels attached to your tapes please see Application of Tape Barcode Labels for details.
Drives that use the FujiFilm LTO Ultrium 6 data cartridge are recommended to use the Fuji LTO Ultrium Universal Cleaning Cartridge to keep the drive clean. They have 2176 tracks and a tape length of 846 meters. The tape has a lifetime durability of 1,000,000 passes. A pass is each time the tape changes direction so a backup could have over 1,000 passes depending on the data written. The FujiFilm LTO 6 tapes are manufactured using the Barium Ferrite (BaFe) recording surface (magnetic particles) which has replaced the Metal Particle (MP) recording surface of the LTO tapes up to LTO5. BaFe has 30% smaller particles and has proved to be able to hold higher capacities with lower error rates and will be the standard for LTO7 tape recording sufaces onwards.
FujiFilm owns the patent on this new BaFe technology and uses its NanoCubic technology to ensure an even surface of particles. The tape also has an estimated archival life of 30 years but will always be longer than MP as the BaFe particles are already oxidised, as the greatest cause of tape deterioration in MP tapes is oxidation. The FujiFilm LTO 6 tapes will also have a more reliable restore rate of data written to this tape than MP due to the higher frequency characteristics. This means older drives suffering head wear will still be able to read the stronger data signals as opposed to MP data tapes.