Linear Tape Drives Explained

We all can agree that data storage is essential. When your data storage increases, as do your need for more dependable and effective ways to ensure protection. Linear Tape Open (LTO) drives are single-reel magnetic tape, high-capacity storage solutions. They have a powerful, and adaptive meets the increasing demands for data security.

LTO Technology upholds high data integrity while combining the benefits of a linear multi-channel, bi-directional format with augmentations in servo technology, data compression, track layout, and error code correction to maximize data volume, consistency and performance. It’s also an open format to assure a wide-ranging amount of companionable tape drives and cartridges. New and future generations are being presented regularly with advanced capacity and transfer rate along with new features to further shelter your data and content. LTO specifications deliver backwards compatibility to read tapes from two generations prior and are able to write to tapes from the prior generation, so you know that your investment is for the long run.

NetStor NS372TB3

The NS372TB3 connects the established LTO technology with the distinguished Thunderbolt 3 interface.

SAS are compatible width this 1U enclosure. The LTO tape drive connect via SFF-8482 interface with 6Gbps enabling systems to quickly back up their data to LTO tape via Thunderbolt interface. It also allows any Thunderbolt 3 connected computer to back up data to tape while streaming video simultaneously with the RAID system connected. Containing a possible data rate of 2750 megabytes per second, the Thunderbolt port offers enough reserves to be able to complete all of these storage processes.

To purchase or inquire about more detailed information and specifications on LTO to Thunderbolt 3 technology, please visit the NS372TB3 product page!

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