LTO 7 Tape

LTO 7 Ultrium Backup Tapes, LTO 7 Data Tape 

LTO Generation 7 delivers the latest in tape technology with more than 15TB of compressed capacity and up to 400 MB/s  data transfer rates. With continued support of partitioning to enable functions like LTFS making tape easy to manage, nothing beats LTO-7 technology for all of your storage needs.

  • Huge Cartridge Capacity:
  • LTO-7 tape storage can significantly reduce storage costs. One LTO-7 cartridge can hold 15TB of  compressed data, more than twice that compressed capacity over the previous generation.
  • Blazing Speed:
  • LTO Ultrium-7 technology provides up to 750 MB/s data transfer rates. That’s more than 2.7 TB per hour of blazing storage performance per drive.
  • Tape Security:
  • LTO-7 technology delivers powerful tape drive-based 256-bit AES encryption to protect sensitive information.
  • Compatibility:
  • LTO-7 drives are designed with backwards-compatible read-and-write capability with LTO-6 cartridges, and backward read capabilities with LTO-5 cartridges, protecting investments and easing implementation.


With the announcement of LTO-7 Specifications paving the way for the future of tape storage, can you share any numbers around LTO’s install base? We can confirm 5 million drives and 280 million tape cartridges have shipped since LTO was first launched in 2000. In addition, approximately 90% of Fortune 500 companies have tape implemented in their infrastructures.

LTO 7  tape questions and answers