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Archive of posts filed under the Magnetic Tape Storage category.

USITC Investigates Latest Fujifilm LTO Complaint Against Sony

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) announced it will investigate a supplemental complaint filed by Fujifilm alleging that generation 4, 5 and 6 Linear Tape-Open (LTO) cartridges and components imported by Sony infringe patents owned by the company and affiliates.

Quantum Rolls Out LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Libraries

Quantum Corp. announced LTO Ultrium format generation 8 technology will be available in the company’s Scalar tape libraries and StorNext AEL archive systems beginning in December 2017.

LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Specifications Ready to Go

The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies announced the LTO Ultrium format generation 8 magnetic tape specifications are now available for licensing by media manufacturers. For more information visit: www.lto.org

USITC Finds Sony Infringing Fujifilm LTO-7 Tape Patents

Fujifilm announced it received a favourable final initial determination from the USITC in its ongoing LTO Ultrium 7 cartridge patent dispute with Sony Corporation.

Sony and IBM Advance Limits of Magnetic Tape Storage Capacity

Sony Corporation announced it, in concert with IBM Research, has developed a magnetic tape storage technology with a recording areal density of 201 Gb/in2.

LTO Promoters Trumpet Tape Cartridge Shipments

The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies released their annual report detailing LTO Ultrium tape cartridge shipments.

Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Now ISO/IEC Standard

The Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Consortium and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) announced that the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) format specification is now an ISO/IEC standard.

LTO Promoters Hype Tape Cartridge Shipment Report

The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies released a new report detailing LTO Ultrium tape cartridge shipments.

Fujifilm Uncorks LTO Ultrium 7 Tape Cartridge

FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A. announced that it is now shipping LTO Ultrium 7 magnetic tape cartridges.

Sony and Fujifilm Pass LTO Ultrium 7 Testing

The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies announced that Fujifilm and Sony have completed interchange testing for the LTO Ultrium 7 magnetic tape format.

Overland Storage Rolls Out LTO Ultrium 7 Tape Libraries

Sphere 3D announced that its Overland Storage subsidiary is now offering tape libraries and autoloaders that support the LTO Ultrium 7 format.

More Turmoil at Imation

Imation Corp. announced an extensive restructuring plan, which involves significant job losses, winding down legacy operations and terminating license agreements.

Quantum Tape Libraries Go LTO Ultrium 7

Quantum Corp. announced that it plans to employ LTO Ultrium 7 technology in its Scalar and StorNext AEL tape libraries.

Spectra Logic Offers LTO Ultrium 7 Tape Libraries

Spectra Logic announced that it will offer magnetic tape libraries employing the latest LTO Ultrium 7 technology.

LTO Ultrium 7 Specifications Ready to Go

The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies announced that the LTO Ultrium format generation 7 specifications are now available for licensing by storage mechanism and media manufacturers.