Maxell Announces Availability of LTO Ultrium 6 Data Cartridge With Expanded Storage Capacity to 6.25 TB

-- NeoSMART Technology Helps Create Storage Technology that Combines Lower Cost for Capacity, Low Energy Cost per GB, and High Transfer Rate for Archival Applications --

Feb 20, 2013, 13:50 ET from Maxell Corporation of America

WOODLAND PARK, N.J., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxell Corporation of America, the technology leader in data storage and backup media, announces the availability of its LTO Ultrium 6 (LTO 6) data cartridge.  With a faster compressed tape drive transfer rate of up to 400 MB/sec* and increased maximum storage capacity of up to 6.25 TB*, Maxell's LTO6 cartridges address the growing need of AV professionals for cost- and energy-efficient, reliable media solutions for a variety of professional broadcast and video applications.

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"Maxell recently completed the LTO Ultrium 6 data cartridge compliance verification process, including an exhaustive series of tests to confirm interchange compatibility with other drives and media," said Pat Byrne, senior marketing manager for Maxell. With the capacity to hold today's large, graphic-intensive files, LTO Ultrium 6 specifically addresses customers with increasing archival and storage needs at an incredible value. Users can rest assured that the Linear Tape File System continues to ensure quick and easy access to files, and can remain confident of the compatibility and interchangeability between Maxell LTO Ultrium media, and all brands of Ultrium drives and media."

LTO 6 features Write Once, Read Many (WORM) functionality and advanced encryption capabilities, making it extremely well suited for backup and archival applications requiring high security, such as legal and medical records, and financial data that must comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. It also incorporates a Linear Tape File System (LTFS), which allows LTO 6 to be used in a manner similar to that of hard disk drives (HDDs). Because LTO 6 is a tape technology, it has inherent advantages compared to HDD, including dramatically lowering energy consumption and reducing storage media costs.

NeoSMART Maximizes LTO 6 Technology
The incorporation of Maxell's patented NeoSMART (Super Maximum-capacity Advanced Reliability Tape) technology maximizes the benefits of LTO 6. Ultra-fine ceramic-armored metal particles with high energy and superior recording performance augment the LTO 6 capacity, as well as create an added level of protection from corrosion, for advanced archival storage life and superior durability. Extremely accurate servo writing technologies, which Maxell developed in its manufacturing process, ensure stable servo characteristics and superior tracking reliability, corresponding to increased data track density to achieve the high capacity of LTO 6.

Maxell also developed advanced dispersion and calendaring processes that improve read/write performance, and ensure high output and enhanced stability, complementing the increased recording density. Superior durability and excellent stability – two critical attributes in data storage and archiving – are further enhanced by special lubricant control and advanced filler uniformity developed for the head/tape interface.

NeoSMART creates additional advantages for AV professionals. It utilizes a basefilm with superior dimensional stability to ensure reliability and durability for high-density recording and playback, as well as archival storage. It also has a uniform, ultra-thin sub-micron coating and advanced calendaring processes to achieve remarkably high output and enhanced stability for read/write performance. A built-in non-contact 16kB memory chip stores historical usage records and enables high-speed data searches. The chip is also used by Maxell Cartridge Memory Analyzers to diagnose drive or tape abnormalities.

About Maxell
Maxell Corporation of America, a technology and marketing leader, is a full line manufacturer of digital media products for professional, data storage and consumer markets. Maxell has been recognized for over forty years for delivering a comprehensive line of digital tape and disc-based recording media products. The company offers a full line of optical and tape based media storage products including SD Cards, Flash Memory and a complete line of accessories.

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* Assumes 2.5:1 data compression 

SOURCE Maxell Corporation of America