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HPE NonStop LTO tape drives

LTO-6 - The latest LTO technology

Higher throughput, greater density, and added data security
Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology - a powerful open-tape specification - was developed as an open-standard alternative to proprietary magnetic formats. Ever since its emergence in the late 1990s, the LTO has rapidly defined the super tape market. Today, it's widely used with small and large computer systems, especially for backup.
The original version, LTO-1, was released in 2000 and could hold 100 GB of data in a cartridge. LTO-6, released more than a decade later, offered 6. TB capabilities per cartridge. LTO-4 incorporated native encryption technology to protect data stored on tape, and so does LTO-6.
LTO-6 also offers higher throughput, and read-and-write capability with LTO-5 cartridges and read compatibility with LTO-5 and LTO-4 cartridges.