(This post has been updated to show new LTO generations. The original charts are listed below for continuity)

 LTO-1LTO-2LTO-3LTO-4LTO-5LTO-6LTO-7LTO-8
Capacity (native)100 GB200 GB400 GB800 GB1.5 TB2.5 TB6.4 TB12.8 TB
Capacity (compressed)200 GB400 GB800 GB1.6 TB3 TB6.25 TB16 TB32 TB
Compression2:12:12:12:12:12.5:12.5:12.5:1
Raw Transfer Rate20 MB/s40 MB/s80 MB/s120 MB/s140 MB/s160 MB/s315 MB/s472 MB/s
Encryption---256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit (?)256-bit (?)
Compliance--WORM*WORM*WORM*WORM*WORM (?)WORM (?)
PartitionsOneOneOneOneMax TwoMax TwoMax Two (?)Max Two (?)

* WORM: Write Once Read Many
Protection so data cannot not be modified once written to tape, but still offers unlimited reading of data.

Current LTO Capacities

Current LTO Capacities

Current and Future LTO Capacities

Current and Future LTO Capacities

Current LTO Transfer Rates

Current LTO Transfer Rates

Current and Future LTO Transfer Rates

Current and Future LTO Transfer Rates

LTO Tape Comparison Charts

 

 

 

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