IBM LTO8 M8 Ultrium 8 M8 Pre-barcoded Data Cartridge
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The IBM LTO8 M8 Ultrium8 M8 Data Cartridge 38L7302 holds up to 9TB in native or uncompressed capacity, with up to 22.5TB of compressed data. The IBM LTO 8 M8 or Type M cartridge has a higher speed of 360MB/sec while writing native and a speed of up to 900MB/sec when writing in compressed mode. The IBM LTO Ultrium8 M8 tapes uses the Barium Ferrite (BaFe) technology which improves reliability, longevity and density. The IBM LTO8 M8 tape cartridge 38L7302 is in fact an LTO7 tape cartridge with a special barcode applied to allow it to be used in an LTO8 drive with the higher capacity and speed. The IBM LTO8 M8 tape is not pre-initialised and therefore if the LTO8 drive has the latest release of firmware and the tape has the correct barcode the LTO8 drive in the tape library will initialise it as an LTO8 M8 tape with higher capacity and speed than the LTO7 tape it originally was. This will not work with LTO7 tapes used previously, or with LTO8 drives within LT* tape libraries which do not have the latest version of firmware applied. Always check with your tape library manufacturer to ensure you can initialise these tapes in your LTO8 library. Please note this cartridge is the same cartridge as the Lenovo branded tape, but Lenovo is the retail brand and usually more expensive!
CARTRIDGE STORAGE: To prevent condensation and for long life, the IBM LTO 8 M8 Ultrium Data Cartridges should only be operated in or stored in the following conditions.
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 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.