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Australia’s First Shipment of FUJIFILM LTO-8 Data Tapes Arrives At Dicker Data

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There is an expectation of extremely high demand for the new FUJIFILM LTO Ultrium8 Data Cartridges (LTO-8). Fortunately, Dicker Data have received their first batch and commenced sending out Australia’s first delivery of tapes.

Dicker Data National Business Development Manager Paul Tutton
with Australia’s first delivery of FUJIFILM LTO-8 tapes

“To say the market has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of FUJIFILM LTO-8 tapes is an understatement. As such we pre-ordered the large amount of stock you see here, most of which we have already sold to our customers. Fortunately FUJIFILM, as the manufacturer, have plenty of available stock and that combined with our next day delivery means our customers are always taken care of.”

Dicker Data National Business Development Manager Paul Tutton

The FUJIFILM LTO-8 tapes are based on the patented Barium Ferrite (BaFe) magnetic-particle technology. The technology helps achieve outstanding recording/retrieval performance and long-term durability. It’s not shy of storage capacity either, offering a capacity of 30TB (12TB for non-compressed data). In comparison, that’s around double the capacity of previous-generation LTO-7s. The LTO-8 tapes are blazingly fast too, capable of transferring data at 750MB/sec (360MB/sec for non-compressed).

“LTO tape is more relevant than ever to the market as it offers low cost of ownership, easy scalability and excellent security and protection from threats such as ransomware. The fact that FUJIFILM LTO-8 tapes are also available in WORM or an ECO pack in purchases of 20 carts or more for the plain packaging that eliminates individual plastic cases, makes these tapes a very attractive proposition indeed.”

Paul Tutton

Specifications of the FUJIFILM LTO-8 tape include:

  • Capacity (at 2.5x compression) – 12TB (30TB)
  • Maximum transfer rate (at 2.5x compression) – 360MB/sec (750MB/sec.)
  • Number of tracks – 6,656 (32 track heads in the serpentine format)
  • Cartridge memory – 130,816Bits (16,352byte)
  • Internal EEPROM with electromagnetic induction antenna