lto-media-upgrades

Preserve your library investment with LTO media and drive upgrades.

Even greater capacity and performance
Realize even greater capacity and higher transfer rates inside your existing tape library with an LTO drive upgrade. With an upcoming eighth generation, LTO has expanded a single cartridge’s capacity to 12.0 terabytes and a single drive’s throughput to 360 MB/s. For further investment projection, you can count on additional generations of drives and media to be released. Learn more about the LTO roadmap.

Library Capacity and Throughput by LTO Drive/Media

Spectra T50e (max 4 drives for LTO-5, 6, 7, and 8)

LTO-5 LTO-6 LTO-7 LTO-8
Maximum Capacity* 150 TB 313 TB*** 750 TB*** 1.5 PB***
Maximum Throughput* 4 TB/hr** 5.8 TB/hr*** 10.3 TB/hr*** 7.2 TB/hr***

Spectra T120 (max 10 drives for LTO-5, 6, 7, and 8)

LTO-5 LTO-6 LTO-7 LTO-8
Maximum Capacity* 360 TB 750 TB*** 1.8 PB*** 3.6 PB***
Maximum Throughput* 10.1 TB/hr** 14.4 TB/hr*** 25.7 TB/hr*** 25.2 TB/hr***

Spectra T200 (max 8 drives)

LTO-5 LTO-6 LTO-7 LTO-8
Maximum Capacity* 600 TB 1.3 PB*** 3.0 PB*** 6.0 PB***
Maximum Throughput* 8.1 TB/hr 11.5 TB/hr*** 20.6 TB/hr*** 20.1 TB/hr***

Spectra T380 (max 12 drives)

LTO-5 LTO-6 LTO-7 LTO-8
Maximum Capacity* 1.1 PB 2.4 PB*** 5.7 PB*** 11.4 PB***
Maximum Throughput* 12.1 TB/hr 17.3 TB/hr*** 30.89 TB/hr*** 30.2 TB/hr***

Spectra T680 (max 12 drives)

LTO-5 LTO-6 LTO-7 LTO-8
Maximum Capacity* 2.0 PB 4.2 PB*** 10.2 PB*** 20.1 PB***
Maximum Throughput* 12.1 TB/hr 17.3 TB/hr*** 30.89 TB/hr*** 30.2 TB/hr***

Spectra T950 – Single Frame Configuration (max 24 drives)

LTO-5 LTO-6 LTO-7 LTO-8
Maximum Capacity* 2.85 PB 5.9 PB*** 13.8 PB*** 27.6 PB***
Maximum Throughput* 24.2 TB/hr 34.6 TB/hr*** 61.8 TB/hr*** 60.4 TB/hr***

Spectra T950 – Eight Frame Configuration (max 120 drives)

LTO-5 LTO-6 LTO-7 LTO-8
Maximum Capacity* 30.15 PB 62.8 PB*** 150.3 PB*** 300.6 PB***
Maximum Throughput* 121 TB/hr 172.8 TB/hr*** 309 TB/hr*** 302 TB/hr***

Spectra TFinity ExaScale – Forty-Four Frame Configuration (max 120 drives)

LTO-5 LTO-6 LTO-7 LTO-8
Maximum Capacity* 150 PB 313 PB*** 751.5 PB*** 1.6 EB***
Maximum Throughput* 121.0 TB/hr 172.8 TB/hr*** 309 TB/hr*** 362.8 TB/hr***

Spectra TFinity ExaScale – Library Complex Configuration (max 960 drives)

LTO-5 LTO-6 LTO-7 LTO-8
Maximum Capacity* 1202 PB 2,505 PB*** 6.1 EB*** 12.8 EB***
Maximum Throughput* 968 TB/hr 1,382 TB/hr*** 2,471 TB/hr*** 3,700 TB/hr***

*2:1 Compression **half-height drives ***2.5:1 Compression

BlueScale Management
Alongside drive upgrades, a current Spectra Service contract allows you to upgrade your existing tape library with the latest firmware and feature updates. Learn more about the current BlueScale features.

Certified Tape Media
Spectra Certified LTO Media offers a lifetime guarantee and continuous performance and reliability feature enhancements (including Media LifeCycle Management) as new media generations are introduced. Learn more about Certified Media

Trade In Your Spectra Logic Tape Library
If you are looking for greater capacity and throughput, and have an older Spectra tape library not listed above, you may want to consider one of our trade in programs.

For more information about upgrades, or to begin the upgrade process, please contact a Spectra representative.