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Quantum Announces Availability of LTO-6 Tape Automation Systems

Quantum Corp. announced availability of LTO-6 technology in its Scalar tape automation systems. Incorporating new LTO-6 tape drives that nearly double capacity and increase transfer rates by up to 43 percent over LTO-5 technology, Quantum's Scalar i6000 enterprise tape library can now scale to over 45 PB, and a Scalar i500 midrange system over 2.5 PB. The higher capacities and increased performance further enhance the role of tape in providing long-term data retention, archiving and disaster recovery as an integral component of a broader tiered storage strategy.

In addition to Scalar i6000 and i500 tape libraries with LTO-6 technology, a full range of LTO-6 autoloaders, drives and media are also now available from Quantum. An LTO-6 supported StorNext® AEL Archive will be available in early 2013.

Quantum's LTO Ultrium 6 media cartridges support up to 6.25 TB of capacity and transfer speeds up to 400 MB/second (based on a 2.5:1 compression rate), substantially reducing the number of tapes that must be managed and data transfer time. With native hardware encryption, Quantum's LTO Ultrium 6 tapes are also read/write compatible with LTO-5 cartridges and read compatible with LTO-4 tapes for investment protection.

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