What is LTO computer?
Linear Tape-Open (LTO) is a magnetic tape data storage technology originally developed in the late 1990s as an open standards alternative to the proprietary magnetic tape formats that were available at the time. LTO is widely used with small and large computer systems, especially for backup.
Can LTO 7 drive read LTO-6 tapes?
LTO Ultrium drives up to generation 7 can read data from a cartridge in its own generation and two prior generations, LTO-8 Ultrium drives can only read LTO-8, LTO-7 and LTO-7 Type M media. 7 drive will read and write data on an Ultrium format Gen. 7 (in the Gen 7 format) and 6 cartridge (in the Gen.
Can LTO 8 drive read LTO 6 tapes?
LTO-8 drives can read and write to LTO-7 tapes (note LTO-8 drives cannot read or write to LTO-6 tapes).