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Archive of posts filed under the Magnetic Tape Storage category.

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.

IBM Selects FUJIFILM for Advanced Data Cartridge

FUJIFILM Recording Media announced that it will manufacture the data cartridge for IBM’s new TS1150 enterprise tape drive.

mLogic Unveils Thunderbolt LTO 6 Tape Drive

mLogic announced its new LTO Ultrium 6 magnetic tape drive that features a Thunderbolt interface.

Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow and Watch Out for Re-Certified Magnetic Tapes

FUJIFILM Recording Media announced a study it commissioned concludes that dealing with re-certified magnetic data storage tapes is not worth the hassle or security risks.