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JPS-LTU
Frequent Advisor

Next Gen LTO

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone out there knew when (approximately) the Next generations of LTO technology (IE: 5/6) are due for release?

Ive had a look at the LTO website, but they are not mentioning any dates, so not really sure when they could be hitting the market!

Cheers
Jason
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Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor
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Re: Next Gen LTO

Hi Jason,

Looking at the dates of the previous generations, I'd guess it will be at least a couple of years before we get Generation 5 devices.

If you look at this page:

http://www.lto.org/technology/ugen.php?section=0&subsec=ugen

there's generally a two year gap between the various generations.

In actual fact, it may end up being longer. That page states that the LTO-4 spec was available in December 2006. [hp] LTO-4 drives didn't appear until the start of September 2007...

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob
JPS-LTU
Frequent Advisor

Re: Next Gen LTO

Thanks Rob,

thats my feeling as well.... thanks for the URL!

cheers
jason