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LTO2 Drive compatability with LTO media

Edward Ruiz
Occasional Visitor

LTO2 Drive compatability with LTO media

Can LTO2 drives read and write to LTO(Gen1) media?
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V.Tamilvanan
Honored Contributor

Re: LTO2 Drive compatability with LTO media

Hi,
By default the backward compatibility is available.
So LTO2 drives can read and write to LTO! tapes but not the other way.


See the below link for details.
http://www.sun.com/storage/tape/desktop_drives/features.xml
Kurt Beyers.
Honored Contributor

Re: LTO2 Drive compatability with LTO media

Edward,

Yes, the Ultrium 460 tape drive is fully read and write compatible with the first generation of Ultrium tape drives while setting new standards for performance, capacity and reliability.

More details can be found in the product sheet http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11739_div/11739_div.pdf

best regards,
Kurt
Edward Ruiz
Occasional Visitor

Re: LTO2 Drive compatability with LTO media

Thanks