LTO 3

LTO 3 Ultrium Tape Media Cartridge:
245GB Native - 324GB Compressed

LTO 3 Tape

What is LTO 3?

LTO-3 tape is a type Linear Tape Open (LTO) Conglomerate released in 2005 and followed by LTO-4 tape in 2007. LTO-3 offers a capacity of 800GB and data transfer rates of up to 245GB/hr native, 324GB/hr compressed. Both the capacity and data transfer rates for LTO-3 assume a 2:1 compression ratio, while uncompressed capacity is 400 GB per 80 MBps.

The LTO-3 tape format introduced the write once, read many (WORM) attribute that writes information to the tape once and prevents it from being erased. The WORM feature has since proven to be a giant leap forward in terms of secure data storage for the healthcare industry.

What is LTO Used For?

In today’s data center, tape storage is being replaced by disk and other recent data storage methods. However, tape technology still has its benefits. Tape is better fit for long-term storage and archiving than disk storage thanks to its reduced cost, higher capacity and transportability.

LTO 3 Ultrium tape storage, is typically used for data backup, archiving and offline storage. LTO 3 can also be used for high-capacity transfers, in some cases physically moving terabytes of data faster than an upload to the cloud or a remote data center.

LTO 3 Specifications and Key Features

  • Compressed capacity: 800 GB
  • Compressed Transfer Rate: 120 MB/sec
  • Tape length: 680m
  • Cartridge color: Gold
  • WORM capable: Yes

List of LTO3 Tapes We Buy & Sale

HPE LTO-3 Ultrium Data CartridgesCompressed
Capacity
Part
Number
HPE LTO-3 Ultrium 800 GB RW Data Cartridge800 GBHPE C7973A
HPE LTO-3 Ultrium 800 GB RW 20 Data Cartridges Custom Labeled with Cases800 GBHPE C7973AL
HPE LTO-3 Ultrium 800 GB RW 20 Data Cartridges Custom Labeled Library Pack without Cases800 GBHPE C7973AC
HPE LTO-3 Ultrium 800 GB RW 20 Data Cartridges Non Custom Labeled with Cases800 GBHPE C7973AN
HPE LTO-3 Ultrium 800 GB RW RFID 20 Data Cartridges Custom Labeled with Cases800 GBHPE C7973AF
HPE LTO-3 Ultrium 800 GB WORM Data Cartridge800 GBHPE C7973W
HPE LTO-3 Ultrium 800 GB WORM 20 Data Cartridges Custom Labeled with Cases800 GBHPE C7973WL
HPE LTO-3 Ultrium 800 GB RW 960 Data Cartridge Pallet without Cases800 GBHPE C7973AB
HPE LTO-3 Ultrium 800 GB RW 960 Data Cartridge Pallet with Cases800 GBHPE C7973AD

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