Imation LTO5 Ultrium5 Data Cartridge
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The Imation LTO5, LTO 5, LTO-5, Ultrium5 or Ultrium 5 tapes are the fifth generation of LTO Ultrium tapes (Gen 5), and was first released to the market in 2010. Imation LTO5 tape cartridge has a capacity of 1.5TB in native mode and up to 3.0TB compressed and a transfer rate of 140 MB/s up to 280 MB/s.
For the option of barcode labels attached to your tapes please see Application of Tape Barcode Labels for details.
Drives that use the Imation LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridges are recommended to use the Imation LTO Ultrium Universal Cleaning Cartridge to keep the drive clean.
Please Note: Imation have discontinued these LTO Ultrium 5 tapes. We still have 83 tapes in stock. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 9771 3533 for any enquiries.
The Imation Ultrium LTO 5 tape has a new technology where the tape can be encrypted as with LTO 4 tapes, and only LTO 5 can be 'partitioned' into 2 writeable areas on the tape. Some companies will be releasing and LTO 5 WORM (Write Once Read Many) tape as was done with LTO 3 and LTO 4.
LTO stands for Linear Tape Open and was developed by the LTO Consortium. The LTO Consortium was initially made up of IBM, HP and Seagate (later renamed Certance). Quantum bought the rights to Seagate (Certance) and is now part of the consortium. They set the standards for future development of the LTO family.