IBM LTO 5 Ultrium 5 Data Cartridge 46X1290
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The IBM LTO5 tape cartridge or IBM LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridge 46X1290 has a capacity of up to 1.5TB in native mode at a rate of up to 140 MB/s, and up to 3.0TB compressed format at a rate of up to 280 MB/s. The IBM LTO 5 tape cartridge is backward compatible and therefore suitable to read and write in all LTO5 or LTO Ultrium 5 tape drives, to read and write in all LTO6 or LTO Ultrium 6 tape drives and read only in LTO7 or LTO Ultrium 7 tape drives. Please note this cartridge is the same cartridge as the Lenovo branded tape, but Lenovo is the retail brand and usually more expensive! 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 5 data cartridges 46X1290 are recommended to use the IBM LTO Ultrium Universal Cleaning Cartridge 35L2086 to keep the drive clean. The IBM LTO Ultrium 5 tape cartridge is built and tested to stringent LTO Ultrium Generation 5 specifications. This IBM LTO 5 tape provides up to 3 TB (with 2:1 compression) of capacity in a single cartridge and is available in rewritable and write once, read many cartridge (WORM) models. All models support I/T data encryption standards, new dual-partition capability designed to enhance the performance of time-encoding applications and support future tape innovations from IBM. The ideal green storage for data centers, designed for long data retention and archiving with no power required at rest. Designed to help improve read/write reliability by storing IBM's statistical media read/write analysis on every use of the cartridge when used with IBM LTO tape drives.They are designed to adhere to widely supported Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium design specifications.
IBM LTO CARTRIDGE STORAGE:
To prevent condensation and for long life, the IBM LTO 5 Ultrium Data Cartridges should only be operated in or stored in the following conditions.
IBM LTO CARTRIDGE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT:
10-45 degrees Celsius/Centigrade and 20-80% Humidity
IBM LTO CARTRIDGE STORAGE ENVIRONMENT:
16-35 degrees Celsius/Centigrade and 20-80% Humidity
IBM LTO CARTRIDGE HANDLING:
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.