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 cartridge has a higher speed of 360MB/hr while writing native and a speed of up to 900MB/hr 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 M78 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 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 drive or library. Please note this cartridge is the same cartridge as the Lenovo branded tape, but Lenovo is the retail brand and usually more expensive!