Very low media cost per TB – maximized storage density within the data center
LTO cartridge memory in the media optimizes access times and enables advanced media monitoring
Robust cassettes that reduce wear and contamination (important in automated systems)
Tested under extreme conditions
Hardware-based encryption according to FIPS 140-2 Level 1
LTO-7 Type M8 Product Information
What you need to use LTO-7 as LTO-7 type M8:
an LTO-8 library tape drive configured to recognize the “M8” barcode
previously unused LTO-7 media
a barcode label with identifier M8
format this media as LTO-7 type M8 and you have a native capacity of 9 TB!
Please note that
external LTO-8 tape drives, single drives / stand-alone drives cannot initialize LTO-7 type M8 cartridges, but have the ability to read and write them, if the cartridge was previously initialized in a library as type M8.
support for library products depends on the library vendor
Instructions for using FUJIFILM LTO-7 Type M8 Cartridge
An LTO-7 Type M8 cartridge provides up to 9 TB of native capacity on an LTO-7 cartridge, instead of 6 TB as specified in the LTO-7 specification. Up to 22.5 TB can be achieved by the 2.5 : 1 compression of the data (depending on the type of data to be archived).
A new, unused LTO-7 cartridge bearing an “M8” barcode label can be initialized as “LTO-7 type M8”. Even if the cartridges otherwise look identical. The ‘M8’ barcode means that new LTO-7 cartridge can be used as LTO-7 type M8 under the following circumstances.
Neue LTO-7 Cartridge können nur dann von einem LTO-8 Laufwerk als LTO-7 Typ M8 initialisiert werden, wenn das Laufwerk für die Erkennung des ,M8′ Barcodes konfiguriert wurde.
Check with your LTO-8 hardware supplier if Type M8 is supported before using the cartridge (a firmware upgrade might be necessary).
External LTO-8 drives cannot initialize LTO-7 type M8 cartridges, but have the ability to read and write them (if the cartridge was previously initialized in a library as type M8).
LTO-7 devices cannot initialize or read LTO-7 type M8 cartridge.
LTO-7 type M8 cartridge have the usual LTO features like encryption, partition, LTFS and data compression.
Once an LTO-7 cartridge has been initialized as LTO-7 type M8, it is not reversible. Please do not apply an ‘M8’ barcode label to an LTO-7 cartridge that was previously in use in an LTO-7 drive; it can no longer be initialized as type M8, even in an LTO-8 drive.
LTO-7 type M8 cartridges are not compatible with LTO-9 drives and libraries.