Sony LTO8 M8 Ultrium8 M8 Pre-barcoded Data Cartridge
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The Sony LTO8 M8 Ultrium8 M8 Data Cartridge (specially labelled Sony LTO7 data cartridge LTX6000G) holds up to 9TB in native or uncompressed capacity, with up to 22.5TB of compressed data. The Sony 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 Sony LTO8 M8 tape cartridge is in fact an LTO7 tape cartridge with a special barcode applied to allow it to be used in an LTO8 tape library drive with the higher capacity and speed. The Sony LTO8 M8 tape is not pre-initialised and therefore the LTO8 drive and tape library must have the latest releases of firmware, and the tape must have 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 manufacturer to ensure you LTO8 drive or library is currently compatible to pre-initialise LTO8 M8 tapes!
Sony has discontinued the LTO8 M8 tape cartridges until further notice. Please note we have nonw left in stock and have no date as to when they will be available again.
The required transportation conditions for Sony LTO8 M8 LTX6000G tapes are;
0-49 degrees celsius
5-80% relative humidity
The required operating conditions are;
10-45 degrees celsius
10-80% relative humidity
The required short-term storage conditions are:
16-35 degrees celsius
20-80% relative humidity
The required archive storage conditions are:
16-25 degrees celsius
20-50% relative humidity