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Performances & Functionalities of LTO Tape Drives
2000 2002 2004 2006 2010 2012
Technology LTO-1 LTO-2 LTO-3 LTO-4 LTO-5 LTO-6
Native/Compressed Throughput (MB/s) 20/40 40/80 60/120 80/160 140/280 160/400
Native/Compressed Throughput (GB/H) 72/144 144/288 216/432 288/576 504/1008 576/1440
Native/Compressed Capacity (GB) 100/200 200/400 400/800 800/1600 1600/3000 3000/6250
WORM - -
Encryption - - -
LTFS - - - -

LTO Tape Drives

Security, reliability and high performances for small businesses

  • LTO-6 HH
  • LTO-5 HH
  • LTO-4 HH
  • LTO-3 HH
Quantum LTO-6 Tape Drive Performance, reliable and encryption
Ideal solution for archiving and long-term retention of data
Technical Datasheet
Quantum LTO-6 Tape Drive
Compression
2.5:1
Throughput
400MB/sec in compressed mode (1.4TB/hr)
Capacity
2.5TB (native)/6.25TB (compressed)
Functionalities
Data encryption (AES 256-bit), WORM, LTFS
Host Interface
6GB/sec SAS
Compatibility
LTO-5 (Read/Write), LTO-4 (Read-Only)
Quantum LTO-5 Tape Drive Performance, reliable and encryption
Ideal solution for archiving and long-term retention of data
Technical Datasheet
Quantum LTO-5 Tape Drive
Compression
2:1
Throughput
280MB/sec in compressed mode (1008GB/hr)
Capacity
1.5TB (native)/3.0TB (compressed)
Functionalities
Data encryption (AES 256-bit), WORM, LTFS
Host Interface
6GB/sec SAS
Compatibility
LTO-4 (Read/Write), LTO-3 (Read-Only)
Quantum LTO-4 Tape Drive Performance, reliable and encryption
Solution offering exceptional reliability in automated environments
Technical Datasheet
Quantum LTO-4 Tape Drive
Compression
2:1
Throughput
160MB/sec in compressed mode (576GB/hr)
Capacity
800GB (native)/1600GB (compressed)
Functionalities
Data encryption (AES 256-bit)
Host Interface
3GB/sec SAS, Ultra 320 SCSI
Compatibility
LTO-3 (Read/Write), LTO-2 (Read-Only)
Quantum LTO-3 Tape Drive Simple, reliable and affordable
Best and cheap backup solution
Technical Datasheet
Quantum LTO-3 Tape Drive
Compression
2:1
Throughput
120MB/sec in compressed mode (432GB/hr)
Capacity
400GB (native)/800GB (compressed)
Functionalities
FastSense
Host Interface
3GB/sec SAS, Ultra 320 SCSI
Compatibility
LTO-2 (Read/Write), LTO-1 (Read-Only)
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