IBM LTO Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge 35L2086
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The IBM LTO Ultrium Universal Cleaning cartridge 35L2086 is designed for use on all IBM LTO Ultrium tape drives 1-8 including; LTO-1 or LTO Ultrium 1, LTO-2 or LTO Ultrium 2, LTO-3 or LTO Ultrium 3, LTO-4 or LTO Ultrium 4, LTO-5 or LTO Ultrium 5, LTO-6 or LTO Ultrium 6, LTO-7 or LTO Ultrium 7, and LTO-8 or LTO Ultrium 8 drives. The IBM LTO cleaning cartridge achieves 15-50 cleans which is dependent on the drive and the level of cleaning required each time. The process takes around 30 seconds. The IBM LTO cleaning tape cleans the head which writes and reads the data, as well as other parts in the tape path. This cleaning process improves the performance of the drive and the quality of the data backed up to the tape. As tape drives get older and starts moving out of specification, or your tapes become older or worn, the LTO tape drives require more cleaning and the cartridge gives a lesser number of cleans.The IBM LTO Ultrium Cleaning tape can be used in all brands of LTO Ultrium tape drives that carry the LTO Ultrium Logo. Please note this cartridge is the same cartridge as the Lenovo branded tape, but Lenovo is the retail brand of IBM and usually more expensive! For the option of LTO barcode labels attached to your tapes please see Application of Tape Barcode Labels for details. Part No: IBM 35L2086 Media Type: LTO Ultrium (Universal - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 drives) Warranty: 1 Year The 50 Pass IBM brand Ultrium cleaning cartridges can be used to clean all Ultrium tape drives. The IBM brand cleaning cartridges are specifically matched to the heads and tape path components used in IBM Ultrium tape products. Each cleaning cartridge contains a memory module used for identification of the cartridge. DRIVE CLEANING: Use this LTO Ultrium cleaning cartridge whenever the drive has a 'C' displayed on the unit and the status light is off. Load the LTO cleaning cartridge into the drive cartridge entry compartment. The drive unit will then clean the drive automatically and when finished, eject the cartridge. CARTRIDGE STORAGE: To prevent condensation and for long life, the IBM LTO Ultrium Universal Cleaning Cartridge should only be operated in or stored in the following environments. CARTRIDGE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: 10-45 degrees Celsius/Centigrade and 20-80% Humidity CARTRIDGE STORAGE ENVIRONMENT: 16-35 degrees Celsius/Centigrade and 20-80% Humidity CARTRIDGE HANDLING: Handle the IBM LTO 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.