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Imation Black Watch LTO 2 Tape 200GB (16598)


Each Imation LTO 2 tape cartridge has a capacity of 200GB native and 400GB compressed. The tape is packaged in a clear plastic case.

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  • Part Number: 16598
  • DOT Part Number: IMA16598
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 lbs
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Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium technology is the choice for companies seeking to consolidate multiple storage technologies for their midrange network or enterprise systems. Imation Ultrium 2 Tape Cartridges offer 400GB capacity (2:1 compression) per cartridge. These cartridges are ideal for both stand-alone and automated environments.


  • Up to 400GB compressed capacity (2:1 compression)
  • 80MB/second transfer rate (2:1 compression)
  • LTO-CM (Cartridge Memory) chip
  • A patented three-piece tape spool aids in tape guidance, distributing stress more evenly over the tape for better performance.
  • Imation's patented corner snap improves cartridge strength by keeping the leader pin in place and the cartridge tightly closed in the event of mishandling or shipping disruption.
  • New write protection tab design — Allows for visual confirmation of write protection status
  • A proprietary servo writing method optimizes tape tracking and helps ensure accurate read/write operations — enabling best-in-class Position Error Signal (PES) performance to minimize servo off-track errors and improve overall transfer rates.
  • Shipped in environmentally-friendly thermoform packaging which contains 30% recycled content, can be recycled after use, and increases protection during transit
  • Dual-layer media made with next generation Metal Particulate (MP3) media formulation
  • Compatible with all brands of LTO Ultrium Generation 2 drives and tape automation systems , including IBM, HP, Certance (Seagate RSS), StorageTek, ADIC and others
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Made in the US



Basic Specifications
Capacity (Native / Compressed)
200 GB (400 GB)
Transfer Rate (Native / Compressed)
Up to 40 MB/sec. (Up to 80MB/sec.)
Number of Tracks
Servo Band
Timing-based servo
Cartridge Memory
32,768 bits (4,096 bytes); Internal EEPROM
Encryption function
Media Durability (Normal)
1,000,000 passes
Estimated Archival life
Physical Characteristics
Tape Width (Nominal)
12.65 mm
Tape Thickness (Nominal)
8.9 µm
Tape Length
609 m
Cartridge Dimensions (L x W x H)
102 x 105.4 x 21.5 mm
Operating Environmental Conditions
10 to 45 °C
10 to 80 % (No dew condensation)
Max. Wet Bulb Temperature
26 °C
Storage Environmental Conditions
Temperature (Short term / Archival)
16 to 35 °C / 16 to 25 °C
Humidity (Short term / Archival)
20 to 80 % / 20 to 50 % (No dew condensation)
Max. Wet Bulb Temperature
(Short term / Archival)
26 °C