HPE LTO-8 tape. Same footprint, a giant leap for archive technology.


HPE LTO-8 is a giant leap forward in reducing the cost and complexity of retaining your archive data. Offering high storage density, ease of management and scalable storage and backup performance, LTO has proven itself to be the real deal in storage technology. From LTO-1 (200GB) to LTO-8 (30TB), a storage platform exists for every need and budget.

What Makes LTO-8 So Great

Now you can store and encrypt up to 30 TB per HPE LTO-8 cartridge, scaling to 1.6 EB as your content grows, using 50% fewer tapes than with LTO-7. And with new HPE LTO-8 Type M format, you can reduce tape media costs by 36% over a five-year period compared to LTO-6.

HPE LTO-8 Ultrium can also write or read data at a blistering 2.7 TB/hour, storing, encrypting and protecting up to 30 TB on a single cartridge, making it ideal for large-scale, around the clock IT environments.

An 85% increase in the number of tracks and a 8% increase in bit density has permitted an increase in capacity from 15 TB for LTO-7 to 30 TB to LTO-8: from 3,584 tracks for LTO-6 to 6,656 tracks for 8th generation HPE LTO-8 Ultrium 30 TB cartridges.

lto-8The Innovative LTO-8 Cartridge

Superior ‘smart grabber’ mechanism and mechanical interlock to prevent the leader pin from being pulled inside the tape housing. Sensors detect proper connection and prevent leader loss that would ruin the tape.

HPE warrants LTO Ultrium cartridges for up to 30 years archival life. This ensures businesses can meet the ever-increasing demands of regulation for data retention and archive.

What Hasn’t Changed


What hasn’t changed is the HPE brand specification for LTO data cartridges, the gold standard for media reliability. HPE has written 40 Million GB in testing to ensure you never have to take a giant leap of faith with any restore.

HPE brand qualification test procedures (load/unload, shoeshine, drop testing and environmental stress testing) go far beyond what is required by normal standards. Having the LTO Ultrium logo guarantees maximum reliability for your stored data

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