Oracle has rolled out the new StorageTek T10000D tape drive. With 54% more capacity per cartridge over the previous generation, up to 8.5 TB of native capacity per cartridge and native data rates of 252 MB/sec, Oracle says the StorageTek T10000D tape drive can help customers reduce acquisition costs for data center backup by 35%. Deployed in the Oracle StorageTek SL8500 tape library system, the StorageTek T10000D enables customers to scale in excess of 68 exabytes of capacity under a single point of management.
The new capabilities are expected to broaden the appeal of tape storage in markets with large file assets, including media and entertainment, oil and gas, healthcare imaging, and cloud services. Cloud service providers can monetize tape faster than disk media due to its longevity, durability and lower cost. In media and entertainment, customers can store five hours of 4K digital content on a single tape cartridge and over 16 million hours of 4K content in a single Oracle StorageTek SL8500 tape library complex.
Additionally, with Oracle’s Linear Tape File System (LTFS), customers can drag-and-drop multiple LTO LTFS enabled volumes onto a single StorageTek T10000D cartridge for large data consolidation projects.
Additional key features of the StorageTek T10000D include a Data Integrity Validation (DIV) feature that allows validation without requiring transfer of the data back to the application, thus enabling customers to schedule more frequent, less resource-intensive data integrity checks over the lifetime of their data; backward-read compatibility with all three previous generation StorageTek T10000 tape drives; and the ability to use the same media as its predecessor, enabling customers to increase capacity 55% without investing in new media.
More information is available about the Oracle’s StorageTek T10000D Tape Drive.