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LTO Tape Buying Guide

Mar 02, 2012, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Drew Robb)

"2011 saw the introduction of LTO-5. From LTO generation 4 to LTO generation 5 data increased by 17 percent.

"'The LTO Program conducted extensive user research along with licensee and industry analyst input that showed for many users, the then-current LTO tape technology outperformed the application data stream," said Bruce Master, senior program manager for IBM Data Protection and Retention Systems. "Therefore, the LTO Program incrementally increased the data rate specification for generation 5 to address performance needs and cost.'"

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