LTO Roadmap

LTO Roadmap extended to Generation 14.

Posted on 27-09-2023, in LTO Roadmap by Stuart Humphrey

The LTO Program’s latest technology roadmap details specifications for up to fourteen generations of tape technology. The LTO Program first released its LTO Ultrium standard in 2000 with a capacity of 200 GB per cartridge compressed. Two decades later, the LTO Program released LTO generation 9, which supports tape cartridge storage compressed capacity of up to 45 TB* and tape drive data transfer rates of up to 1,000 MB/second*. At less than...

LTO Tape Growth Remains on Track in Volatile Environment

Posted on 23-01-2023, in LTO Tape Growth by Stuart Humphrey

LTO Tape Market Long Term ForecastsBased on current information, the 2022 tape native capacity is forecast to rise 14% to 79.30EB (Exabytes) slightly less than the 17% growth projected earlier in 2022. For 2023, capacity shipment growth is forecast to rise 13% as slowing growth from on-premises customers is offset partially by expected cloud increases, discussed in the next section. While LTO-9 was released one year ago, adoption of this latest...