Dicker Data receives Australia’s first shipment of FUJIFILM LTO-8 data tapes
Major purchase of tapes that are in high demand nationwide

SYDNEY, 24 September 2019 – To meet the unprecedented demand for FUJIFILM LTO Ultrium8 Data Cartridges (LTO-8), Dicker Data has received and begun shipping the first Australian delivery of tapes.

Dicker Data National Business Development Manager Paul Tutton

with Australia’s first delivery of FUJIFILM LTO-8 tapes

Dicker Data National Business Development Manager Paul Tutton explained, “To say the market has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of FUJIFILM LTO-8 tapes is an understatement. As such we pre-ordered the large amount of stock you see here, most of which we have already sold to our customers. Fortunately FUJIFILM, as the manufacturer, have plenty of available stock and that combined with our next day delivery means our customers are always taken care of.”

FUJIFILM LTO-8 tapes use its patented Barium Ferrite (BaFe) magnetic particle technology with its outstanding recording/retrieval performance and long-term durability to offer a storage capacity of 30TB (12TB for non-compressed data), twice the capacity of the previous generation LTO-7*1. They are also capable of transferring data at 750MB/sec (360MB/sec for non-compressed).

Paul Tutton concluded, “LTO tape is more relevant than ever to the market as it offers low cost of ownership, easy scalability and excellent security and protection from threats such as ransomware. The fact that FUJIFILM LTO-8 tapes are also available in WORM or an ECO pack in purchases of 20 carts or more for the plain packaging that eliminates individual plastic cases, makes these tapes a very attractive proposition indeed.”

FUJIFILM LTO-8 tape main specifications
Capacity (at 2.5x compression) – 12TB (30TB)
Maximum transfer rate (at 2.5x compression) – 360MB/sec (750MB/sec.)
Number of tracks – 6,656 (32 track heads in the serpentine format)
Cartridge memory – 130,816Bits (16,352byte); internal EEPROM with electromagnetic induction antenna
Tape width – 12.65mm
Tape thickness – 5.6μm
Tape length – 960m

*1 FUJIFILM LTO Ultrium7 Data Cartridge that complies with the 7th-generation LTO Ultrium standards

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Dicker Data National Business Development Manager Paul Tutton with Australia’s first delivery of FUJIFILM LTO-8 tapes



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