|What is LTO Ultrium format?|
LTO (Linear Tape-Open) Ultrium is a single-reel format targeted at users requiring ultra-high capacity backup, restore and archive capabilities. The Ultrium format enables manufacturers to develop products with up to 200GB of compressed capacity and deliver transfer rates from 20-40MB per second compressed (10 to 20MB per second). When Ultrium products reach the market, a single 200GB drive is expected to be able to accommodate cartridges of varying capacities from 20GB compressed (10GB native) to 200GB compressed (100GB native). Ultimately, compressed capacities are expected to rise to 1.6TB (800GB native) on a single cartridge and transfer rates to between 160-320MBps compressed (80MBps to 160MBps native).