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LTO External Drives and Media


In today's data intensive world, organizations of all sizes are creating, storing, backing up and archiving large amounts of data. Protecting this data is one of the single-most important steps you can take to ensure the ongoing success of your business. Designed for small businesses, or businesses that need backward read/write compatibility outside of their tape library, Overland Storage LTO tape drives protect your server data by providing cost-effective backup, archive and disaster recovery. With superior performance and capacity, and available in both internal and external configurations, Overland Storage tape drives are the ideal solution for backup and archive of smaller workstations. LTO tape technology makes it easy for users to standardize on a technology that meets today's data capacity requirements and ensures futures growth potential. LTO's ten-generation roadmap makes it a clear choice for backup and archive continuity in small- and medium-sized businesses.


Key Benefits

  • Backup as much as 15TB of data on a single cartridge
  • Reduce your backup window and use of server and network resources with high-performance data transfer rates
  • Maximize your investment and ensure that your data is safe with proactive drive and media management
  • Secure confidential information and address compliance issues with hardware data encryption and WORM support
  • Ensure effortless connectivity with widespread server and backup software support
  • Provide backward compatibility to legacy tape cartridges in automation environments
Overland Storage LTO tape drives are just the first step in an entire line of LTO-based storage solutions. Whether you need the simple storage capacity of a single tape drive, or the convenience, reliability, data availability and superior cost of ownership of an Overland Storage NEO Series LTO automaton tape library, Overland Storage has the solution that's right for you.



LTO data cartridges and cleaning cartridges provided by Tandberg Data/Overland Storage is recommended for use with all Overland Storage LTO tape drives, tape autoloaders and tape libraries. Used in the design, test and manufacture of our NEO Series tape-based storage solutions, Tandberg Data/Overland Storage LTO media ensures the availability and security of your data. With over 3 million LTO cartridges shipped worldwide, and nearly 7000PB (7 Exabytes) of data stored on LTO media, LTO media from Tandberg Data/Overland Storage provides the absolute lowest cost per gigabyte and highest reliability for long-term data storage.

Key Benefits

  • High capacity, with as much as 15TB of data stored on each LTO cartridge
  • Cartridge memory chip delivers faster access time and enhanced media monitoring
  • Durable cartridge reduces media failures and eliminates disrupted backups
  • Extreme laboratory testing ensures that your LTO media not only meets but exceeds the standards required for superior data availability
  • Data security is ensured by encrypting the contents of the cartridge with hardware encryption
  • A variety of choices of media types and services, including custom barcode labeling, provide the ideal solution for your business need
  • Ultrium cartridges are designed for a 30-year archival life and/or 260 full backups. This enables businesses to meet the ever-increasing demands of regulation for data rentention and archiving.
  • Limited lifetime warranty
Tandberg Data/Overland Storage LTO media provides compatibility across multiple product generations, giving you the ultimate in choice and affordability and ensuring you benefit from superior investment protection.





Capacity (native) 6 TB 2.5 TB 1.5 TB 800GB
Capacity (compressed) 15 TB 6.25 TB 3.0 TB 1.6 TB
Transfer Rate (native) 300 MB/s (1 TB/hr.) 160 MB/s (576 GB/hr.) 140 MB/s (504 GB/hr.) 120 MB/s (432 GB/hr.)
Transfer Rate (compressed) 750 MB/s (2.7 TB/hr.) 400 MB/s (1.4 TB/hr.) 280 MB/s (1 TB/hr.) 240 MB/s (864 GB/hr.)
Interface 6Gb SAS/SFF 8088 6Gb SAS/SFF 8088 6Gb SAS/SFF 8088 6Gb SAS/SFF 8088
Dimensions (inches) 8.4 in. x 2.3 in. x 13.1 in. 8.6 in. x 4.7 in. x 11.7 in. 8.6 in. x 4.7 in. x 11.7 in. 8.6 in. x 4.7 in. x 11.7 in.
Read/Write Compatibility Write: LTO-7, LTO-6
Read: LTO-7, LTO-6, LTO-5
Write: LTO-6, LTO-5
Read: LTO-6, LTO-5, LTO-4
Write: LTO-5, LTO-4
Read: LTO-5, LTO-4, LTO-3
Write: LTO-4, LTO-3
Read: LTO-4, LTO-3, LTO-2
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) 250,000 hours @ 100% duty cycle 250,000 hours @ 100% duty cycle 250,000 hours @ 100% duty cycle 250,000 hours @ 100% duty cycle
Buffer Size 1024 MB 512 MB 256 MB 128 MB
Weight 9.4 lbs. 12.28 lbs. 12.28 lbs. 12.28 lbs.
Data Rate Matching (native) 80-300 MB/s 54-160 MB/s 47-140 MB/s 33-80 MB/s
Power Consumption (maximum) 48 watts 39 watts 33 watts 33 watts
Temperature (operating) 50°-100° F 50°-95° F 50°-95° F 50°-95° F
Humidity (operating) 20-80% (non-condensing) 20-80% (non-condensing) 20-80% (non-condensing) 20-80% (non-condensing)
Standard Warranty 3-year return to factory 3-year return to factory 3-year return to factory 3-year return to factory
* may vary by configuration
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