Variant Details

Main Image: Top / Obverse
Additional Image: Bottom / Reverse
Product Name LTO Ultrium 2 Variant ID V0000198
Name of Holotype LTO (Linear Open) Ultrium (1/2") digital data tape cartridge
Holotype ID H000010
Product Code/Number 16598
Manufacturer 3M - Scotch - Imation
Genre(s) Data
Carrier Type tape cartridge
Process Type magnetic
Medium Type ½” cartridge
Standards IBTN/EBU: LTU
Market Professional
Height 102 mm (4.0 in)
Width 105 mm (4.1 in)
Depth 21 mm (0.8 in)
Running Length 609 m (1998 ft)
Marketed Capacity 200/400 Gb
Materials plastic case
Distinguishing Features
Collection of: National Library of Australia
Created by National Library of Australia
Assessment Summary External Third party conversion to Normalised format(s); at an additional cost to organisation. (considerable effort)
Production Started
Production Stopped 2003?-current 2006
Application Binder
Binder Stability
Base material
Back Treated

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Coercity: (Oe) or (kA/m)

Retentivity: (Gauss) or (mT)

Remanence: (nWb/m) or (SatFlux)
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Required Devices HP SDT-2208 and HP SDLT-320. HP SDLT-220 drive reads and writes in HP SDLT 220 format. HP SDLT 320 drive can read and write in either HP SLDT 220 or 320. Both drives use the same media but record in different formats
Required Interface
Required Operating System
Required Applications
Formated Capacity Depending on drive type;
SDLT-220 110/220Gb, SDLT-320 160/320Gb
Required Drivers
Formating Type
Required Accessories
Required Form Factor
Compression/Codec 2:1
Requirement Specifications Linear recording format
Transfer Rate up to 40 MB/s native; 80 MB/s compressed
Recording Format PRML
Number Of Cylinders
Colour Space
Block Error Rate
Push Pull Signal
Read Stability
Life: Manufacturer 30 years
Life: Community
Web Ref: Materials
Substrate Stability
Image Stability
Re-Formatting Issues
Web Ref: Re-Formatting
Web Ref: Conservation
Web Ref: Environment
Date Created 13/06/2008
Last Modified by Douglas Elford-NLA
Date Modified 18/08/2011

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