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The 08L9870 TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridge from IBM is a data cartridge for the LTO Ultrium Generation 2 storage environments. The 08L9870 provides up to 200GB of native storage, or up to 400GB with 2:1 compression. The cartridge is embedded with an LTO Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM) chip, which is designed to enable fast, simultaneous transfer of cartridge-dependent data with IBM tape drives during media load and unload cycles. The LTO Ultrium 2 data cartridges are compatible with LTO Generation 2 tape drives and tape libraries utilizing LTO generation 2 drives from IBM and other LTO generation 2 compliant suppliers.
Provides capacity, performance, and reliability for midrange and network tape automated storage environments
Contains 0.5" metal particle tape; cartridges feature a native data capacity of 200GB, and a compressed data capacity of 400GB (2:1 compression)
Includes a Linear Tape-Open Cartridge Memory (LTO - CM) chip that contains cartridge specific information to communicate with Ultrium tape drives during loading/unloading via a radio frequency component
Adheres to widely supported Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 2 design specifications
In the Box
IBM 08L9870 TotalStorage LTO Ultrium 2 Data Cartridge (200/400GB)
Limited Lifetime Warranty with Limited 5-Year Warranty on Manufacturing Defects
Table of Contents
Linear serpentine recording 0.5" cartridge
Metal Particle (MP)
200 GB (400 GB with 2:1 compression)
Substrate: Polyethylene Naphthalate (PEN)
Substrate Thickness: 0.00025" (6.5 microns)
Total Tape Thickness: 0.00035" (8.9 microns)
Tape Length: 2000' (610 m)
Magnetic Coercivity: 147,218 A/m or 1850 Oe
Long-Length: 260 full file passes
Short-Length: 5000 load, unload, and initialization cycles
Estimated Archival Life
Up to 30 years (signal decay of less than 5%)
50 to 104°F (10 to 40°C); 20 - 80% RH; 79°F (26°C) wet bulb max
61 to 90°F (16 to 32°C); 20 - 80% RH; 79°F (26°C) wet bulb max
Shipping Conditions: -9 to 120°F (-23 to 49°C); 20 - 80% RH; 79°F (26°C) wet bulb max
Toxicity: Nonhazardous to human health in anticipated use
Flammability: Self-extinguishing per UL94 Cartridge Disposal: Classified as nonhazardous waste per EPA regulation 40CFR261; can be disposed of as normal office trash