Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 7 cartridges offer more space to record specific cartridge information, with the introduction of a 16K Cartridge Memory (IC chip). This feature allows the user to record cartridge load/unload history and easily monitor the cartridge health. Fujifilm’s unique high-rigidity reel design prevents hub deformation, which could result in tape edge damage. In addition, Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 7 cartridges with BaFe have a long archival life (over 30 years) and show good performance when used with older drives that have aged from repeated use.
LTO Generation 7 hardware will be backward write compatible with LTO Ultrium 6 data cartridges and backward read compatible with LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridges. As with the previous generation, LTO Ultrium 7 hardware will incorporate the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Linear Tape File System (LTFS) dual partitioning functionality. Fujifilm’s newest line-up will include an LTO Ultrium 7 WORM cartridge for Write-Once Read-Many applications, such as data storage compliance standards which require a non-rewriteable format.