Imation announced its LTO (Linear Tape-Open) Ultrium Generation 5 magnetic tape cartridges with 1TB and 3GB of compress storage capacity and a data transfer rates of up to 280 MB/second compressed. The Ultrium LTO 5 offers drive level hardware-based writing of encrypted data to the tape cartridge and WORM (Write-Once, Read-Many) functionality.
- Imation proprietary TeraAngstrom technology – Results in tape with a significantly smoother surface and a high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), delivering fewer errors and faster transfer rates.
- Imation advanced servo-writing technology – Ensuring precise alignment between drive head and data tracks for greater reliability.
- Imation patented corner snap – Improves cartridge strength and protects data during shipping or mishandling.
- Imation patented three-piece tape spool – Distributes stress more evenly over the tape surface for better performance and longer archival life.