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IBM has announced the release of the LTO8 tape drive.

IBM has announced the release of the LTO8 tape drive.

The LTO-8 cartridges are not yet available, but when they are, they will hold 12 TB raw capacity, or 30 TB effective capacity at 2.5-to-1 compression ratio. They will be introduced into their range of Autoloaders and Libraries.

We are still selling LTO1 drives but we also carry stock of IBM drives ranging from LTO1 – LTO6. TS3100 and TS3200 Autoloaders and drives are also available.

Relevant links

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community

http://www.storagereview.com/ibm_releases_30tb_lto8_tape_drive

With the recent announcement of the release of LTO8 we are just starting to see LTO7 tape drives come onto the second user market.

Hazell Computers are pleased to have a Dell / IBM LTO7 Internal SAS Drive available from stock for £1500 + VAT.  The Dell part number is 4M2FN.

Fully tested it is supplied with a 90 Day return to base warranty