Fujifilm launched the LTO Ultrium 9 series of tapes, Up to 45TB of compressed data can be stored
Fujifilm launched the LTO Ultrium 8 series tapes in 2019, using BaFe (barium ferrite magnetic material), and Fujifilm’s patented nano ultra-thin coating technology, which can store 12TB of native data or 30TB of compressed data, with speeds up to 750MB/s (360MB/s when uncompressed), this eighth-generation open linear tape (LTO) has been widely used in data centers.
Recently, Fujifilm announced the launch of LTO Ultrium 9 series tapes, which is the ninth generation of open linear tapes. By applying new patented technology to provide 18TB of native data or 45TB of compressed data, which is 50% higher than LTO Ultrium 8 series tapes, marking a new standard for big data backup and archiving. Through Fujifilm’s unique NANOCUBIC technology, the barium ferrite magnetic material is configured into fine particles, which are evenly distributed on the surface of the tape to form a smooth thin magnetic layer, and provides a high-speed transmission speed of 1000 MB/s (400MB/s when uncompressed), which is a further improvement compared to the previous generation of 750 MB/s (360MB/s when uncompressed).
Fujifilm head Teiichi Goto Wu said that LTO Ultrium 9 series tapes will meet the growing global demand for data storage, network security, and climate impact reduction. “The amount of data generated worldwide has exponentially increased in recent years with the introduction of 5G networks and high-definition 4K / 8K video, development of IoT, information and communication technology, and the use of Artificial Intelligence for Big Data analysis. This includes “cold-data,” or data that was generated a long time ago and rarely accessed, which is estimated to account for more than 80% of all data.”