Product Id: 36466998
Description: Lenovo ThinkSystem Half High LTO Gen8 SAS Tape Drive - Tape drive - LTO Ultrium (12 TB / 30 TB) - Ultrium 8 - SAS-2 - internal - 5.25" - for ThinkSystem ST550 7X09, 7X10
Mfr Part #: 4T27A10727
The ThinkSystem Internal Half High LTO Generation 8 (Gen8) SAS Tape Drive is a high-performance, high-capacity data-storage device that is designed to back up and restore open-systems applications. It offers a large native storage capacity and a high native data transfer rate. This enterprise data protection offering has a 5.25" half height internal form factor for integration into ThinkSystem servers.
- SAS host interface
- Large native storage capacity
- High maximum native data transfer rate
- Great burst data transfer rate
- AES-256 standards based strong symmetric data encryption with GCM formatting
- T10 defined encryption capabilities for Application-Managed Encryption (AME) and out-of-band encryption
- Single-Character Display (SCD) operator panel
LTO8 can store twice as much data to an LTO-type tape cartridge as the LTO7 drive, without compression. LTO8 can also read and write LTO7 cartridges, and thus can interchange data with LTO7 tape drives.
- Increased recording density
The Ultrium 8 drive uses an advanced data cartridge that externally has the same physical dimensions as previous LTO cartridges, however the linear recording density is 1.86x higher than LTO7. Like the LTO7 cartridge, uses Barium Ferrite (BaFe) magnetic particles for increased storage capacity of cartridges.
- Write Once, Read Many (WORM) support
LTO8 tape drives and support Write Once, Read Many (WORM) cartridges to help protect your data. With WORM cartridges you can store vital data in a non-erasable, non-rewritable format. The WORM cartridge types are geometrically identical to the R/W cartridge, and use the same rewritable media, however, mechanical and electronic features of the cartridge are different for WORM cartridge types, preventing the cartridge from being re-recorded.
The LTO8 drive features hardware-based AES-256 data encryption capabilities which can securely store data to help ensure compliancy with data security, information disclosure, and privacy regulations for data at rest.
- Operator panel
The LTO8 tape drive has a front operator panel comprised of a status LED indicator, an Encryption active LED indicator, an unload push button, and a single-character display. The single-character display indicates errors and communicates messages, such as requests for cleaning tapes. The display is also used by the operator for diagnostic and maintenance functions.
- SAS connection
The tape drive supports a SAS connection using a SFF-8482 connection.