New Midrange Tape Drives Available for Oracle’s StorageTek SL8500 and SL3000 Tape Libraries

Oracle has introduced StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives with Fibre Channel connectivity for its StorageTek SL8500 and SL3000 Tape Libraries. The new drives offer increased capacity for better with 2.5 TB native storage capacity on a single tape cartridge, enabling customers to process more data in less time, while driving down the cost of tape operations.

Supported by a variety of media suppliers, StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives offer backward read compatibility with Oracle’s StorageTek LTO 5 and LTO 4 drives to help preserve media investments and reduce implementation times.

For flexibility, Oracle StorageTek enterprise tape library customers can mix and match StorageTek LTO tape drives and StorageTek T10000 series enterprise tape drives in the same tape library. And, to improve ease-of-use and enable new use cases for tape storage, StorageTek LTO 6 Tape Drives are compatible with Oracle’s StorageTek Linear Tape File System, Open Edition, which allows users to organize and search for data on tape as they would on disk-based NAS devices.

More information is available about Oracle’s StorageTek LTO Tape Drives here and on the data sheet