IBM LTO 2 Ultrium 2 Data Cartridge 08L9870

(No reviews yet) Write a Review
These tapes are discontinued and this is our current stock, and usually ship within 24 hours. If more tapes are required we can usually source new, or if pushed re-certified tapes from US or Europe.
Minimum Purchase:
1 unit

Bulk discount rates

Below are the available bulk discount rates for each individual item when you purchase a certain amount

Buy 2 or above and get 0% off
  • IBM LTO 2 Ultrium 2 Data Cartridge 08L9870
  • IBM LTO2 Ultrium 2 Data Cartridge 08L9870 200GB Tape
Frequently bought together:


The IBM LTO2 data cartridge or LTO Ultrium 2 tape cartridge 08L9870 has a native capacity of up to 200GB and a compressed capacity of up to 400GB. The IBM LTO Ultrium 2 data cartridge 08L9870 has a transfer rate of up to 40MB/sec while writing data in native format and up to 80MB/sec while writing data in compressed format. The IBM LTO-2 data cartridges are backward compatible and therefore suitable for read and write in all LTO2 or LTO Ultrium 2 tape drives, read and write in all LTO3 or LTO Ultrium 3 tape drives, and read only in all LTO4 or LTO Ultrium 4 tape drives.
For the option of LTO barcode labels attached to your tapes please see Application of Tape Barcode Labels for details.
Drives that use the IBM LTO Ultrium 2 data cartridges 08L9870 are recommended to use the IBM LTO Ultrium Universal Cleaning Cartridge 35L2086 to keep the drive clean.
The IBM LTO 2 tape provides capacity, performance and reliability for midrange and network tape automated storage environments. It contains half-inch metal particle (MP) tape and feature a native data capacity of 200GB and a compressed data capacity of 400GB (2:1 compression). The IBM LTO2 data cartridge includes a Linear Tape-Open Cartridge Memory (LTO - CM) chip that contains cartridge specific information to communicate with LTO Ultrium tape drives during loading/unloading via a radio frequency (RFID) component. They adhere to widely supported Linear Tape-Open LTO Ultrium 2 design specifications by combining high storage capacity (200 GB native, 400 GB with 2:1 compression), performance, and reliability, the IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 200 GB data cartridges continue the IBM focus on enhancing tape technology. These cartridges are part of a long line of IBM data cartridges that help provide quality and reliability for organizations around the world. Cost-effective design together with increasing cartridge capacity and performance can help reduce the amount of equipment, space and human intervention required for daily tape operations. In addition, reducing the number of cartridges needed for backup and restore operations can help lower operational costs throughout the enterprise. Advanced LTO-CM chip IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridges, along with IBM Ultrium 2 drives, support the Linear Tape-Open Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM) chip, which enables the IBM Ultrium 2 tape drive to read and write to the data cartridge by using a radio frequency transmission. The LTO-CM enables fast, simultaneous transfer of cartridge dependent data with IBM Ultrium 2 tape drives during media load and unload cycles. This simultaneous exchange is designed to improve data access speeds by eliminating the need to read/write cartridge-dependent data from the media after it is loaded or before it is unloaded.
To prevent condensation and for long life, the IBM LTO 2 Ultrium Data Cartridges should only be operated in or stored in the following conditions. 
10-45 degrees Celsius/Centigrade and 20-80% Humidity 
16-35 degrees Celsius/Centigrade and 20-80% Humidity 
Handle the IBM LTO Ultrium cartridge carefully. It may be damaged or degraded if it is dropped. Labels should be placed on the front side of the cartridge in the recessed area. Do not put labels anywhere else on the cartridge as this can damage the drive or cause load errors. When not in use IBM LTO cartridges should be stored and transported in their plastic clam-shell case. Do not store cartridges in direct sunlight.

These IBM LTO2 Ultrium 2 08L9870 cartridges have been discontinued by IBM and we still have 7 tapes left in stock.

View AllClose

Warranty Information

IBM BRAND STORAGE MEDIA STATEMENT OF WARRANTY LIMITED WARRANTY AND LIMITATION OF REMEDIES: Product is warranted against manufacturing and material defects for the useful life of the product. IBM warrants that this IBM product is free from defects in material and manufacture at the time of purchase. If any defect in material or manufacture appears after the date of purchase, IBM's entire liability, and your exclusive remedy is, at IBM's option, either (a) repair, or (b) replacement of the product. THIS WARRANTY IS MADE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER RIGHTS, CONDITIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IBM and seller shall not be liable under any legal theory (including tort or contract) for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damage (including without limitation damages for lost profits, lost savings, or lost data) in any way related to the product. This limitation does not apply to claims for persona injury. This warranty does NOT apply to failure of the IBM product resulting from misuse, abuse, accident, neglect or mishandling, improperly adjusted or maintained drives, incorrect environments, or wear from ordinary use. For warranty service: Contact Stutch Data Services in Australia and New Zealand
View AllClose