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Sony LTO Ultrium Cartridges


Single Sony LTO-7 cartridge with 15 TB compressed capacity
Sony LTO Ultrium-7 cartridge
Sony LTO Library Pack with 20 cartridges in one transparent box
Sony LTO Ultrium Library Pack

With a compressed storage capacity of 30 TB, the LTO Ultrium-8 cartridge delivers new functionality to support the ever-increasing requirements of today’s data-rich storage environments. Users can now create two partitions within the cartridge, addressing both file control and space management.

The LTO-8 cartridge is available as single cartridge and 20 piece Library Pack.

Starline offers not only the LTO-8 and LTO-7 cartridges, but LTO-6, LTO-5, LTO-4, LTO-3, LTO-2, LTO-1 and LTO cleaning cartridges too.

The SONY LTO Ultrium-8 cartridge has various advantages:

  • Up to 30 TB compressed capacity (12 TB uncompressed)
  • up to 750 MB/s data transferrate in compression (300 MB/s uncompressed)
  • Supports LTFS
  • Perfect for RFID labels

Capacity of LTO cartridges


Format Native capacity Compressed capacity
LTO-8 12 TB 30 TB**
LTO-7 6 TB 15 TB**
LTO-6 2.5 TB 6.25 TB*
LTO-5 1.5 TB 3.0 TB*
LTO-4 800 GB 1.6 TB*
LTO-3 400 GB 800 GB*
LTO-2 200 GB 400 GB*
LTO-1 100 GB 200 GB*
* Compression ratio = 2:1
** Compression ratio = 2.5:1

Sony LTO Library Pack — ideal for Library-Users


  • Since there is no need for waste disposal and so you save the disposal costs and also it environmental friendly and energy saving ( green IT)
  • Easy identification of barcodes through transparent packaging and so easy enabling the direct equipment of the Library
  • Safe retention and storage of 20 cartridges in a dust-free box
  • Low space requirement – library-packs are very solid and can be piled

Compatibility matrix: LTO cartridges and drives


Cartridge Format Drive
LTO-1 LTO-2 LTO-3 LTO-4 LTO-5 LTO-6 LTO-7
LTX100GN LTO-1 R/W R/W R - - - -
LTX200GN LTO-2 - R/W R/W R - - -
20LTX200GNLP
LTX400GN LTO-3 - - R/W R/W R - -
LTX400GWN
20LTX400GNLP
LTX800GN LTO-4 - - - R/W R/W R -
LTX800GWN
20LTX800GNLP
LTX1500GN LTO-5 - - - - R/W R/W R
LTX1500GWN
20LTX1500GNLP
LTX2500GN LTO-6 - - - - - R/W R/W
20LTX2500LPL
LTX6000GN LTO-7 - - - - - - R/W
20LTX6000GNLP
R = Read, W = Write