LTO Ultrium Cartridge Approved By Storage Companies
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EMTEC announced this week that its LTO Ultrium tape cartridge has received certification from Ultrium tape-drive manufacturers IBM, Hewlett Packard and Seagate, confirming the EMTEC Ultrium cartridge's compatibility with those manufacturer's tape drives.
LTO Ultrium is an open standard designed to replace Quantum's DLT. LTO Ultrium magnetic tape cartridges were developed aby the LTO Consortium and EMTEC for storage-intensive backup and archiving in network servers and automated tape libraries. LTO is an open storage medium format, capable of being produced and sold by qualified MTC manufacturers. The EMTEC Group was one of three original LTO licensee manufacturers.
According to EMCTEC, its Ultrium products have a chip in the cartridge for increased efficiency. Through this, the Ultrium drive communicates via a non-contact passive radio frequency signal with the Ultrium cartridge's 32 KB non-volatile memory (EEPROM) allowing calibration, manufacturer's and initialization data to be retrieved from the cartridge before it is loaded.