|[November 21, 2012]
FUJIFILM Announces LTO Ultrium Generation 6 Data Cartridges
VALHALLA, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc., a division of FUJIFILM
Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of data storage media, today
introduced its new LTO Ultrium 6 data cartridge. The Fujifilm LTO
Ultrium 6 cartridge is the first in the world produced with Barium
Ferrite magnetic particles using Fujifilm's core NANOCUBIC technology.
The LTO Ultrium 6 cartridge offers a super high compressed (2.5x)
storage capacity of 6.25TB with a transfer rate of up to 400 megabytes
"At Fujifilm, our technological advances are based on Fujifilm's
proprietary core technologies, and these help us meet the rapidly
increasing demands that our customers have for long term file storage
and data management," said Peter Faulhaber, president, Fujifilm
Recording Media USA, Inc. "Fujifilm chose to use Barium Ferrite magnetic
particles instead of the current metal particles, because Barium Ferrite
is chemically stable, which leads to enhanced performance and longer
Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 6 data cartridges use Fujifilm's advanced NANOCUBIC
coating process, which incorporates three Fujifilm proprietary
Nano-particle Technology: Finer particles (30% smaller than
metal particle used on LTO-5)
Nano-dispersion Technology: Uniform particle dispersion by
applying high-dispersed binder.
Nano-coating Technology: Improved ultra-thin layer coating to
realize an even thinner magnetic layer.
As part of Fujifilm's overall commitment to develop environmentally
sustainable products, Fujifilm's LTO Ultrium 6 cartridge offers a
reduction on its impact on the environment by eliminating brominated
flame retardants (BFRs) from all the mechanical parts of Fujifilm LTO-6
cartridges. Tape is already viewed by many in the data storage industry
to have less of an impact on the environment than other storage options
because it consumes less energy.
LTO technology is a powerful, scalable, adaptable open tape format
developed and enhanced by the Technology Provider Companies (TPC) - HP,
IBM (News - Alert) and Quantum - to help address the growing demands of data protection
in the midrange to enterprise-class server environments.
LTO Ultrium 6 Features
Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 6 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 damae. This feature is particularly
important as the tape length gets longer and thinner.
In addition, Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 6 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 6 hardware will be backward write compatible with LTO
Ultrium 5 data cartridges and backward read compatible with LTO Ultrium
4 data cartridges. As with the previous generation, LTO Ultrium 6
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 6 WORM cartridge
for Write-Once Read-Many applications, such as data storage compliance
standards which require a non-rewriteable format.
Largest LTO Assembly Plant in the World
To meet the growing demands of the LTO industry, Fujifilm has
restructured its U.S. manufacturing facility in Bedford, Massachusetts
to increase the assembly capacity, allowing for greater flexibility and
Just-in-time (JIT) Manufacturing. As a result, this facility has become
the largest LTO assembly plant in the world.
Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 6 data cartridges will be available through
approved Fujifilm resellers.
For more information on LTO tape technology, product roadmaps and for
general information on the format, visit www.ultrium.com.
About NANOCUBIC and Barium-Ferrite magnetic particles
Already recognized by the industry as an enterprise-class tape solution,
Fujifilm NANOCUBIC technology combines nano-scale particles, a unique
dual-coating process and advanced dispersion techniques to achieve an
ultra-thin magnetic layer that produces higher resolution for recording
digital data, ultra-low noise and high signal-to-noise ratios that are
ideal for Magneto-Resistive and Giant Magneto-Resistive heads.
Fujifilm's newest generation tape storage media applies NANOCUBIC
technology to barium-ferrite particles, a naturally stable crystalline
particle that does not corrode or change chemically over time, making it
an optimal particle for data storage applications. Due to the
crystalline anisotropy, the ultra-fine barium-ferrite particles have
high coercivity for superior performance high-density recording. The
unique Fujifilm NANOCUBIC technology coats the barium-ferrite particles
in a very uniform manner (with thickness variation of less than 10
percent across the length of the tape), resulting in a much smoother
magnetic surface to significantly enhance performance.
FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. is the US-based manufacturing,
marketing and sales operations of professional broadcast video and data
tape recording media for FUJIFILM Corporation. The company provides
broadcast and data center customers and industry partners with a wide
range of unique data center accessories, value-added services and
programs. Based on a history of thin-film engineering and magnetic
particle science such as Fujifilm NANOCUBIC technology, Fujifilm creates
breakthrough data storage products. For more information on Fujifilm
Recording Media products, customers can call 800-488-3854 or go to www.fujifilmusa.com/tapestorage.
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FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous
innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries,
including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical
systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and
office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine
chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the
top 10 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2011, and in
the year ended March 31, 2012, had global revenues of $27.8 billion*.
Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate
citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.
* At an exchange rate of 79 yen to the dollar.
Linear Tape-Open, LTO, the LTO Logo, Ultrium Logo are registered
trademarks of HP, IBM and Quantum (News - Alert) in the U.S. and other countries. All
product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered
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