FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) announces the introduction of the "LTO Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge"*, a magnetic tape media certified by the Linear Tape Open (LTO) Technology Provider Companies (TPC). Fujifilm achieved the super high compressed capacity of 6.25TB with a transfer rate up to 400MB/second by applying Fujifilm's original Barium Ferrite magnetic particles to the advanced NANOCUBIC technology**.
The biggest difference of "LTO Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge" (LTO6) from the past generations is that this time Fujifilm selects to use Barium Ferrite magnetic particles instead of using the current metal particles. Barium Ferrite can maintain its magnetic characteristic even when particle size is small; resulting in an LTO6 cartridge with better coercivity and frequency characteristic compared to the past generation cartridges. In addition, Fujifilm LTO6 cartridges with Barium Ferrite have a long archival life (over 30 years) and show good performance when used with older drives that have aged from repeated use.
Since Fujifilm introduced LTO 1 in 2000, we have been leading the industry by continuously working to achieve higher performance and higher quality tapes. In 2010, we made a joint announcement with IBM on a world record of recording density on a linear magnetic tape of 29.5Gbpsi (Gigabit per square inch), which equates to a single cartridge with a recording capacity of 35TB (native). The following year, Fujifilm announced mass production of multi-terabyte enterprise tape cartridges incorporating Barium Ferrite technology, supporting the latest enterprise tape systems from both Oracle (StorageTek T10000C) and IBM (TS1140).
Fujifilm is the first to apply Barium Ferrite particle on the LTO Ultrium cartridge. With these leading technologies, Fujifilm will continue to develop and produce new products that will meet customers' ever changing data storage requirements.
* Linear Tape Open, LTO, the LTO Logo, Ultrium Logo are registered trademarks of HP, IBM and Quantum in the U.S. and other countries. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.
** Fujifilm's core technology to produce high density/high capacity magnetic tape. This technology is a form of three key technologies, Nano-particle Technology, Nano-coating Technology and Nano-dispersion Technology.