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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.

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Fujifilm Announces Qualification of Next Generation LTO Ultrium 7 Data Cartridge

VALHALLA, N.Y. — FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation and the leading global manufacturer of data tape storage, today announced that its next generation FUJIFILM LTO Ultrium 7 data cartridge has been qualified by the LTO technology provider companies for commercial production and is available immediately. FUJIFILM LTO Ultrium 7 has a compressed storage capacity of 15.0TB with a transfer rate of 750MB/sec assuming 2.5:1 compression ratio. This capacity achievement represents a 2.4X increase over the current LTO-6 generation.

Since 2000, Fujifilm has led the development of large-capacity LTO Ultrium data tape for backup and archival applications. The upcoming FUJIFILM LTO Ultrium 7 data cartridge is based on Fujifilm’s NANOCUBIC technology and incorporates Barium Ferrite (BaFe) particles. Fujifilm’s LTO-7 achieves its increased recording density through advanced high precision magnetic particle dispersion and a thinner magnetic layer compared to LTO-6.

Barium Ferrite features a high signal-to-noise ratio resulting in excellent stability and the ability to store data reliably for more than 30 years. Fujifilm’s NANOCUBIC technology with BaFe is also used in the production of large multi-terabyte enterprise data tape systems, supporting the needs of various customers in diverse industries for their large volume backup and archival needs.

“Fujifilm is the market leader in data tape technology, and achieving this qualification of our Barium Ferrite LTO-7 is the result of our commitment to investing in this technology and bringing the most advanced data storage solutions to our customers,” said Peter Faulhaber, president, FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. “As the need for storing large volumes of valuable data and content continues to grow exponentially, Fujifilm is committed to delivering the high-performance and superior quality media that customers demand for cost-effective and reliable data protection.”

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About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. is the US-based manufacturing, marketing and sales operations of professional broadcast video and data tape recording media for FUJIFILM Corporation. The company provides broadcast and data center customers and industry partners with a wide range of unique data center accessories, value-added services and archival solutions, including Dternity. Based on a history of thin-film engineering and magnetic particle science such as Fujifilm NANOCUBIC technology, Fujifilm creates breakthrough data storage products. In 2013, Fujifilm surpassed the 100 million milestone for the number of LTO Ultrium data cartridges manufactured and sold since introduction, establishing the company’s leadership and success as the leading global manufacturer of mid-range and enterprise data tape. For more information on Fujifilm Recording Media products, customers can call 800-488-3854 or go to To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe free at

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