We provide Quantum LTO tapes from LTO-5 through to the latest generation of LTO-8 that stores 12TB native or 30TB compressed. Quantum were one of the original founders of the LTO consortium along with IBM and Seagate. At this time Quantum had it’s own tape format in the form of DLT (Digital Linear Tape).

Tape Compliance

Quantum’s LTO Ultrium media is compliant with all media integrity analysis utilities. You can add another level of protection throughout the lifecycle of your data with the Advanced Media Usage Report and Extended Data Life Management (EDLM) features available in Quantum LTO Ultrium media. Media analysis and usage reports provide a view of the media condition for an entire media pool used within a specific tape library, even those in off-site storage. EDLM is a unique Scalar® automation feature designed to ensure the media integrity of cartridges placed in long-term archival or vaulted storage that are no longer used during normal operations. When your critical data is involved, it’s important to have a complete health record of your media.

Quantum LTO Tape

We provide Quantum LTO tape in WORM format from LTO-4 through to LTO-8 and meet today’s stringent regulatory and compliance requirements. WORM cartridges physically prevent data from being overwritten or tampered with once it is written to the device—providing a reliable, accurate, and scalable data integrity solution.

Additional Benefits

Quantum continuously performs additional process and quality tests on its LTO Ultrium data media, demonstrating our continuing commitment to provide the highest quality LTO media. Quantum LTO Tape Certification focuses on five key user metrics: capacity, transfer rate, servo, and green media characteristics, with specific emphasis on reliability of written data.
Have you ever spent hours unpacking, labelling, and loading media into your library? Why waste IT resources unpacking boxes and labelling cartridges? Your time and your data are valuable. We understand that.

  • Allow Quantum to pre-label your data cartridges with your requested bar code label sequences and colour scheme. They will arrive ready to load into the library.
  • No need for individual cartridge cases? No problem! We offer “library packaging” to save you time.
  • This eco-friendly bulk packaging option protects cartridges during shipment and storage without individual cartridge cases. This allows quicker access to the cartridges to expedite loading into automation slots/trays and it results in less waste.

Combine bar code labelling with library packaging and save even more time!

LTO-8 Type M formatted LTO-7 Media

LTO-8 drives include a new format feature enabling customers to increase the capacity of new or unused LTO Ultrium 7 cartridges by up to 50 percent to store 9 TB (uncompressed) or 22.5 TB (1) (compressed) of data. To unlock this additional capacity, customers need an LTO-8 drive with a utility or application to up-format new or unused LTO Ultrium 7 cartridges with properly attached “M8” media ID bar code labels.

Quantum LTO Tape Datasheet

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1 Based on 2.5:1 compression
2 Based on 2:1 compression


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