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Tim Jones
LTO-7 Specifications Posted - get the real story here
on Oct 7, 2015 at 6:00:34 pm
Last Edited By Tim Jones on Oct 7, 2015 at 6:29:16 pm

Hi Folks,

The LTO-7 specs have been posted and as always, the marketing teams are boasting unrealistic tape capacities and performance numbers. The current output from touts the capacity as 15TB/tape at 750MB/sec. But, as usual, they've hidden the "with 2.5:1 compression" deep in the text.

The truth is that the tapes will NATIVELY hold 6TB and they will NATIVELY process data at 300MB/sec for the 99th percentile of what the Media and Entertainment industry produces and backs up / archives.

Regardless of their misleading marketing, we still have reason to be excited - 6TB is more than double the current capacity of LTO-6 and 300MB/sec is over 40% faster than LTO-6.

Aside from these numbers, we don't have hard information concerning consumer availability or pricing of either the drives or the media, so please stand by...

Tim Jones
CTO - TOLIS Group, Inc.
BRU ... because it's the RESTORE that matters!

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