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IBM LTO 8 12/30TB (01PL041)


The IBM LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridge (LTO 8) offers double the storage capacity of the previous generation for long-term data preservation and rapid, reliable access to data. The eighth generation of LTO Ultrium tape media delivers 12 TB native capacity and up to 30 TB of compressed capacity for even greater efficiency and performance.

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  • Part Number: 01PL041
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 lbs
  • In Stock

Increase capacity and performance
Leverage 12 TB native capacity and up to 30 TB of compressed capacity for significantly greater
efficiency and performance, and to reduce the number of cartridges, equipment, space and labor.

Reduce risk of data loss or corruption

Facilitate remote, offline data storage for superior protection from natural or man-made threats
with tape cartridge portability.

Enhance data access
Allow users and applications to directly retrieve files from tape rather than rely on third-party
applications. This improves data access and can reduce software licensing costs and dependencies.

12 TB native cartridge capacity
Up to 30 TB capacity with 2.5:1 data compression
• Reduces the number of cartridges and the amount of equipment, space and labor associated 
with tape-based data storage
• Drives storage efficiencies and helps contain infrastructure costs

Tape cartridge portability
• Facilitates remote, offline data storage for superior protection from natural or man-made threats
• Reduces risk of data loss or corruption

IBM Spectrum Archive support
• Enables data file search and retrieval using directory tree structures and drag-and-drop techniques
• Significantly enhances data access and retrieval
• Potentially reduces or eliminates software licensing costs and dependencies for data retrieval from tape


Adherence to Linear Tape-Open 
Ultrium 8 standard
• Ensures compatibility with LTO Ultrium 8 vendors’ tape drive and automation products
• Reduces data storage investment risk by using open standards-based tape technology

General characteristics
Media type                                                 Linear serpentine recording half-inch cartridge
Data capacity                                            12 TB native Up to 30 TB with 2.5:1 data compression
Cartridge models                                        LTO Ultrium 8 12 TB rewritable data cartridge
                                                                LTO Ultrium 8 12 TB non-erasable, non-rewritable WORM cartridge
Tape characteristics
Total tape thickness                                    5.6 μ (0.00022 in.)
Tape length                                                960 m (3,149.61 ft)

Cartridge characteristics
Cartridge size (L x W x D)                            102.0 mm x 105.4 mm x 21.55 mm (4.0 in. x 4.1 in. x 0.8 in.)
Data cartridge weight                                   200 g (0.441 lb)
Cleaning cartridge weight                             115 g (0.254 lb)
Safety characteristics                                 Toxicity: nonhazardous to human health in anticipated use
                                                                Flammability: self-extinguishing per UL94

Environmental recommendations
Operating conditions                                    10°C - 45°C (50°F - 113°F); 10% - 80% RH; 26°C (79°F) wet bulb maximum
Short-term storage conditions                       16°C - 35°C (61°F - 95°F); 20% - 80% RH; 26°C (79°F) wet bulb maximum
Long-term storage conditions                        16°C - 25°C (61°F - 7 7°F); 20% - 50% RH; 26°C (79°F) wet bulb maximum
Shipping conditions                                     -23°C - 49°C (-9°F - 120°F); 5% - 80% RH; 26°C (79°F) wet bulb max
Cartridge disposal                                       Classified as nonhazardous waste per EPA regulation 40CFR261;
                                                                Can be disposed of as normal office trash

Machine type, Model
LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridge                         3589-652 (p/n 01PL041), 3589-552 (p/n 01PL041L)
LTO Ultrium 8 WORM cartridge                     3589-672 (p/n 01PL042), 3589-572 (p/n 01PL042L)
LTO Ultrium universal cleaning cartridge        3589-004 (p/n 35L2086)
Limited lifetime warranty                             Free from defects in manufacturing and material defects for the useful life of
                                                                the product, or until end of support of the product.