With LTO-9, another stage in the LTO roadmap has been reached, the 9th of currently planned 12 generations. Capacity has been increased to 18 TB native (45 TB compressed). The data throughput is max. 400/1.000 MB/s (FH-Drive).
LTO-9 drives are one generation backward compatible to LTO-8.
Special features of the LTO tape format include hardware-based encryption with AES 264, WORM compatibility and LTFS support.