updated 07:55 am EDT, Tue August 26, 2003
Exabyte today began shipping new IBM LTO Ultrium 2 tape drives: the entry-level tape libraries ($16,500)--the latter two which offer native Fibre Channel connectivity. Exabyte LTO libraries with IBM LTO-2 tape drives provide twice the capacity and more than double the performance of the previous generation Exabyte LTO libraries. The LTO-2 tape drives are backward read/write compatible with LTO-1 tape media and offer up to 60 terabytes (TB) of capacity (using 150 cartridges) and throughput of up to 2TB per hour. It also reduced prices onits LTO-1 meida cartridges to $63 (from $85).