Unitex Launches USB LTO-9 Half-Height and Full-Height Drive

Up to 300MB/s tranfer rate, 18TB native and 45TB compressed


Up to 300MB/s tranfer rate, 18TB native and 45TB compressed

Unitex Corporation announced USB LTO tape drive will be available with LTO-9 technology in the spring of 2022.

Unitex Lto 9 Tape Drive

It features USB connectivity, a native storage capacity of 18TB and compressed storage capacity at 2.5:1 of 45TB, and a data transfer rate of up to 300MB/s.

USB LTO-9 highlights:

  • LTO-9 tape archiving solution with first USB connectivity
  • Use USB LTO-9 by connecting to laptop PCs and other USB devices to store large volumes of data anywhere, conveniently, with small IT-invested. Both half-height and full-height drives are available
  • Increased capacity. Increased speed.
  • Offering up to 45TB of storage capacity (18TB for non-compressed data), a 50% greater capacity than LTO-8. Transfer speeds with USB connection reach up to 300MB/ second, a 25% faster than the previous USB LTO-8
  • Offering protection vs. cybercrime
  • LTO tape can be stored offline and off-network, creating a physical ‘air gap’ of protection to minimize the risk of data exposure to cyberattacks. In addition the company’s archiving software lower environmental impact
  • LTO tape and USB connectivity have a lower environmental impact as there is no need to have it constantly powered-on during storage, thereby reducing CO² emissions generated by 94% (1) when compared to HDDs

(1) Source: JEITA tape storage committee

Source: Storage Newsletter
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