With a storage capacity of over one terabyte, the 4th generation LTO Ultrium 4 cartridge takes Maxell’s NeoSMART technology to the next level.

Advanced Ultra-fine Ceramic Armor Metal Particles realize 1.6TB* capacity

Maxell's innovative New Ultra-fine Ceramic Armor Metal Particles help achieve terabyte-level capacities. The new particles, only tens of nanometers long, have been significantly refined, enabling higher output and recording densities with improved magnetic energy performance and S/N ratio. (*In case of 2:1 data compression)

Proprietary dual binder system enhances tape durability

Maxell's exclusive three-dimensional cross-linking binder system uses two different kinds of binders, resulting in superior durability and excellent stability during long term storage.

Base film with superior dimensional stability for highly reliable data recording and playback

Maxell uses extremely smooth, high-rigidity PEN (Polyethylene Naphthalate) base film coated with Ceramic Armor Metal Particles to ensure a smooth magnetic surface and low noise levels for high-density data recording even under diverse environmental conditions.

Highly reliable tracking servo characteristics maintain superb performance

Highly accurate servo writing technologies ensure stable servo characteristics and superior tracking reliability, preventing the occurrence of off-track and data loss. Data tracks are made on the 12.65mm-wide areas of the tapes, where accurate positioning is more imperative.

Up to twice the built-in memory of previous tapes provides more user benefits.

Maxell LTO 4 cartridges incorporate a built-in non-contact 8KB memory, allowing indexing, high speed data search and storage of archives. Moreover, the LTO 4 cartridge’s teal shell color provides quick and easy visual identification.

LTO Ultrium 4 features encryption capabilities

The LTO Ultrium 4 format features data encryption capabilities that enable the LTO drive to perform hardware-based 256-AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption at tape drive level, helping to protect the transport and storage of sensitive or confidential information.

Environmentally friendly labels

Maxell LTO 4 cartridges employ labels made from recycled materials to promote effective utilization of resources and help reduce their environmental impact.

LTO 4LTO 4 WORM**
Model number LTOU4/800 XJ LTOU4/800W XJ
Cartridge color Teal Teal/Gray two-tone
Storage capacity
(compressed at 2:1)
800 GB (1.6 TB)
Transfer rate
(compressed at 2:1)
120 (240) MB/sec
Coercivity 215 kA/m (2,700 Oe)
Tape length 820m
Tape thickness 6.6μm
Tape width 12.65mm
Operating environment 10°C-45°C/10-80% RH
(max. wet-bulb temperature: 26 °C)
Storage environment
(Archive environment)
16°C-35°C/20-80% RH
(16°C-25°C/20-50% RH)
[max wet-bulb temperature: 26°C]
Cartridge dimensions 102.0 x 105.4 x 21.5mm
Weight 275g

LTO Library Packs

  • 20 tape cartridges are packaged with the user-friendly "Library Pack"
  • Library pack case can be used as storage and stacked up to 10 layers
  • Easy tape library upload
  • Suitable for large-sized libraries
  • Unique thermo-formed packaging is recyclable
  • Eliminates unnecessary packaging
  • Tapes are available with custom Tri-Optic Bar Code labels

LTO Ultrium Universal Cleaning Cartridge (UCC)

  • Number of cleaning : 15-50 (drive dependent)
  • Maxell UCC can clean all LTO Ultrium drives with UCC dedicated firmware installed.
  • All features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • WORM (Write Once, Read Many) : Cartridges can be read numerous times but written only once, preventing accidentaltampering, erasing and overwriting of data, and allowing secure backup and storage of critical data for legal and regulatory compliance. WORM cartridges are differentiated by their two-tone color design.
  • The NeoSMART logo is a trademark of Hitachi Maxell in the United States and other countries.
  • Linear Tape-Open, LTO, the LTO Logo, Ultrium and the Ultrium Logo are registered trademarks of HPE, IBM and Quantum in the US and other countries.
Q101:
[General - FAQ for computer tapes] : How long does a computer tape last?
Q102:
[General - FAQ for computer tapes] : What should I do if I accidentally drop a computer tape?
Q107:
[General - FAQ for computer tapes] : How should I store and maintain computer tapes?
Q103:
[General - FAQ for computer tapes] : How should I care for computer tapes during transportation?
Q108:
[General - FAQ for computer tapes] : How long do computer tapes last?
Q104:
[General - FAQ for computer tapes] : Are computer tapes affected by X-rays?
Q105:
[General - FAQ for computer tapes] : What is data compression?
Q106:
[General - FAQ for computer tapes] : What information should I include when I send computer tapes to a reference service?
Q201:
[DDS - FAQ for computer tapes] : What are DAT, DDS and DAT72?
Q202:
[DDS - FAQ for computer tapes] : How many times can I use a DDS computer tape?
Q204:
[DDS - FAQ for computer tapes] : Can I use the DDS drive for music data?
Q205:
[DDS - FAQ for computer tapes] : How often should I clean the media drive?
Q206:
[DDS - FAQ for computer tapes] : With which OS can DDS be used?
Q203:
[DDS - FAQ for computer tapes] : Can I use a DAT tape with the DDS drive?
Q207:
[DDS - FAQ for computer tapes] : What is the data storage capacity of each computer tape?
Q301:
[DLT/SDLT - FAQ for computer tapes] : How many times can I use a DLT computer tape?
Q302:
[DLT/SDLT - FAQ for computer tapes] : Why is it taking so long for the media drive to load the computer tape?
Q303:
[DLT/SDLT - FAQ for computer tapes] : A strange sound is heard after I insert a computer tape into the media drive.
Q304:
[DLT/SDLT - FAQ for computer tapes] : I cannot eject the computer tape from the media drive.
Q305:
[DLT/SDLT - FAQ for computer tapes] : The cartridge ejected after being inserted into the drive but before being read.
Q306:
[DLT/SDLT - FAQ for computer tapes] : I cannot share computer tapes with some types of media drive.
Q307:
[DLT/SDLT - FAQ for computer tapes] : The drive does not load a computer tape after it has been inserted.
Q308:
[DLT/SDLT - FAQ for computer tapes] : How often should I clean the media drive?
Q309:
[DLT/SDLT - FAQ for computer tapes] : What will happen if the drive is not cleaned for a long time?
Q310:
[DLT/SDLT - FAQ for computer tapes] : Why does the drive's cleaning lamp come on all the time?
Q311:
[DLT/SDLT - FAQ for computer tapes] : Why doesn't the drive's cleaning lamp turn off after cleaning?
Q312:
[DLT/SDLT - FAQ for computer tapes] : Why do errors occur when I record data to a computer tape for backup?
Q313:
[DLT/SDLT - FAQ for computer tapes] : How do I mark the contents of a computer tape?
Q401:
[LTO - FAQ for computer tapes] : What is LTO?
Q402:
[LTO - FAQ for computer tapes] : How many times can I use an LTO tape?
Q403:
[LTO - FAQ for computer tapes] : How often should I clean the media drive?
Q404:
[LTO - FAQ for computer tapes] : What is WORM?
Q405:
[LTO - FAQ for computer tapes] : How do I identify a WORM cartridge?

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