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LTO 2 verses SDLT 320
 

Two new competing tape technologies have been introduced recently, LTO 2 and SDLT 320. Both products represent evolution from a previous generation rather than complete new products. In many ways this is preferable as it ensures compatibility with a large range of existing tape libraries and provides backward read compatibility with the previous generation of product. Both factors offer continued investment protection for the majority of users.

DLT tape has been the dominating tape standard for enterprise use for many years. There are thousands of companies arround the world that rely on this well proven technology to protect thier data. SDLT 320 uses the same Super DLTtape I cartridges as the SDLT 220 and is backward read compatible with DLTtape IV media, preserving investments in previous DLT technologies. For this reason alone DLT will continue to be a dominant player in the tape market.

LTO Ultrium formats are open standards. This means that data written on any HP StorageWorks Ultrium 460 Tape Drive should be directly interchangeable with Ultrium 2 tape drives from Seagate and IBM. As our Companies name suggests, we strongly endorse the use of open standards. LTO delivers on the promises of cost effective product with three manufacturers producing competing tape drives to the LTO specification.

In our comparison table below we have used the HP Ultrium LTO2 product specs. The HP drive incorporates an Adaptive Tape Speed which dynamically matches the transfer rates of slower hosts (from 10 MB/s upwards), which increases performance, reduces mechanical wear on the drive and extends tape life.

The latest AIT generation, AIT-3, is included to round out the comparison of recently released tape offerings. Your Open Storage Solutions representative will be pleased to tell you more about these technologies and recommend a tape library that supports these drives. Please use our tape configurator link at the bottom of this page to receive more information.

  SDLT 320 LTO 2 AIT-3
  Quantum HP Ultrium 460 Sony
Native Capacity (GB) 160 200 100
Compressed Capacity (GB) 320 400 260
Media Type AMP* MP** AME***
Drive SDLT 320 LTO2 Ultrium AIT-3
Drive Transfer Rate (Native) (MB/s) 16 30 12
Drive Transfer Rate (Native) (GB/h) 57.6 108 43.2
Drive Transfer Rate (Comp.) (MB/s) 32 60 31.2 MB/sec
Interfaces Available  Ultra 2 LVD and HVD SCSI LVD Ultra-3 SCSI Ultra 2 LVD
Cartridge Memory No LTO-CM MIC
Compression Technology DLZ (2 : 1) ALDC ( 2 : 1) ALDC (2.6 : 1)
MTBF 250,000 250,000 400,000
Form Factor 5.25 inches 5.25 inches 3.5 inches
Manual Cleaning Required Yes No Spec No
Future of Technology SDLT 320 LTO2 Ultrium AIT-3
Roadmap - Migration Path the second generation of a four generation roadmap. SDLT 640 due Q4 2003 (approx) the second of a four generation roadmap with plans to deliver an 800 GB (native) tape drive by the year 2006  Published roadmap through AIT-6 (2007)
Backward Read Compatible? 1st generation. Read compatibility  with dual-head design - see note. read and write compatible with LTO1 Yes, all generations
Backward Write Compatible? No read and write compatible with LTO1 Yes, two generations

 

 

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DLT Tape Drives Native Capacity & Transfer Rate Compressed Capacity & Transfer Rate
DLT-S4 800GB at 60MB/s 1600GB at 320MB/s
SDLT 600 300GB at 36MB/s 600GB at 72MB/s
SDLT 320 160GB at 16MB/s 320GB at 32MB/s
SDLT 220 110GB at 11MB/s 220GB at 22MB/s
DLT 8000 40GB at 6MB/s 80GB at 12MB/s
DLTV4 40GB at 6MB/s 80GB at 12MB/s
DLT1 40GB at 3MB/s 80GB at 12MB/s
DLT-VS160 80GB at 8MB/s 160GB at 16MB/s
DLT-VS80 40GB at 3MB/s 80GB at 6MB/s
DLT 7000 35GB at 5MB/s 70GB at 10MB/s
DLT 4000 20GB at 1.5MB/s 40GB at 3MB/s

DLT 2000XT

15GB at 1.25MB/s

30GB at 2.5MB/s

     
LTO Tape Drives Native Capacity & Transfer Rate Compressed Capacity & Transfer Rate
Tandberg LTO2HH 200GB at 24MB/s 200GB at 1920MB/min
Seagate LTO-1 100GB at 16MB/s 200GB at 32MB/s
Quantum LTO-3 400GB at 245GB/hr 800GB at 490GB/hr
Quantum LTO-2 200GB at 123GB/hr 400GB at 245GB/hr
Quantum LTO-2HH 200GB at 94GB/hr 400GB at 144GB/hr
HP Ultrium 960 400GB at 80MB/s 800GB at 160MB/s
HP Ultrium 460 200GB at 30MB/s 400GB at 60MB/s
HP Ultrium 230 100GB at 15MB/s 200GB at 30MB/s
Tandberg/Exabyte LTO-4 800GB at 120MB/s 1.6TB at 240MB/s
IBM LTO-3 400GB at 80MB/s 800GB at 160MB/s
IBM LTO-2 200GB at 35MB/s 400GB at 70MB/s
IBM LTO-1 100GB at 15MB/s 200GB at 30MB/s
     
AIT Tape Drives Native Capacity & Transfer Rate Compressed Capacity & Transfer Rate
AIT-6    
AIT-5 400GB at 24MB/s (click here for details on AIT-5 TECHNOLOGY)
AIT-4 200GB at 24MB/s 520GB at 62.4MB/s
AIT-3 100GB at 12MB/s 260GB at 31.2MB/s
AIT-2 50GB at 6MB/s 130GB at 12MB/s
AIT-1 35GB at 4.0MB/s 90GB at 10.4MB/s
SAIT 500GB at 30MB/s 1.2TB at 78MB/s
     
T9840 and T9940 Tape Drives    

T9840

HVD/ FC 20GB @ 10MB/s
 T9840B E/ FC/  FICON 20GB @ 19MB/s
 T9840C E/ FC/  FICON 40GB @ 30MB/s
 T9940A HVD/ E/ FC 60GB @ 10MB/s
 T9940B FC/ VSM 200GB @ 30MB/s
     
SLR Tape Drives Native Capacity & Transfer Rate Compressed Capacity & Transfer Rate
SLR100 50GB at 18GB/hr 100GB at 36GB/hr
SLR60 30GB at 14GB/hr 60GB at 28.8GB/hr
SLR50 25GB at 7.2GB/hr 50GB at 14.4GB/hr
SLR7 20GB at 10.8GB/hr 40GB at 21.6GB/hr
SLR5 4GB at 380KB/s 8GB at 560KB/s
SLR4 2.5GB at 300KB/s 2.5GB at 600KB/s
SLR3 1.2GB at 300KB/s  
     
VXA Tape Drives Native Capacity & Transfer Rate Compressed Capacity & Transfer Rate
VXA-2 80GB at 21GB/hr 160GB at 42GB/hr
VXA-1 33BG at 10GB/hr 66BG at 20GB/hr

 

Backward Compatibility
 

LTO-4 Reads and writes LTO 3 media, reads LTO 2 media
LTO-3 Reads and writes LTO 2 and LTO 3 media, reads LTO 1 media
LTO-2 Reads and writes Ultrium 1
SDLT 600 Reads SDLT 320, SDLT 220 and DLT VS160
SDLT 320 Reads & writes SDLT 220. Reads DLT 8000, DLT 7000, DLT 4000, DLT1 & DLT VS80
SDLT 220 Reads DLT 8000, DLT 7000, DLT 4000, DLT1 & DLT VS 80
DLT 8000 Reads  & writes DLT 7000,  DLT 4000, DLT 2000XT &  DLT 2000
DLT 7000 Reads  & writes DLT 4000, DLT 2000XT &  DLT 2000
DLT 4000 Reads  & writes DLT 2000XT &  DLT 2000
SAIT Proprietary Sony, no other compatibility
AIT-6 Read and write to AIT-4 and AIT-5
AIT-5 read and write backward compatible with AIT-4, AIT-3Ex and AIT-3 media, and WORM
AIT-4 **Sony still working out bugs for backward compatibility
AIT-3 Reads and writes AIT-2 and AIT-1
AIT-2 Reads and writes AIT-1


Media
 

LTO-4 LTO Ultrium 800GB data cartridge (metal particle)
LTO-3 LTO Ultrium 400GB data cartridge (metal particle)
LTO-2 LTO Ultrium 200GB data cartridge (metal particle)
LTO-1 LTO Ultrium 100GB data cartridge (metal particle)
SDLT 600 SDLT 300GB-600GB
SDLT 320 SDLTtape 1 220GB-320GB
SDLT 220 SDLTtape 1 110GB-220GB
DLT 8000 DLTtape IV 40GB-80GB
SAIT SAIT 500GB-1200GB
AIT-6 800GB/1600GB
AIT-5 400GB at 24MB/s (click here for details on AIT-5 TECHNOLOGY) SDX5-400C
AIT-4 SDX4-200C 200GB-400GB
AIT-3 SDX3-100C 100GB-230GB
AIT-2 SDX2-50C 50GB-120GB
AIT-1 35GB at 4.0MB/s


Tape Format
 

LTO Linear serpentine
SDLT/DLT Linear serpentine
AIT Helical
Drive Type Cartridge
Capacity
Native /
Compressed1
(GB)
Drive Throughput
Native /
Compressed1
(MB/sec)
Data Buffer
(MB)
File access
time
(seconds)
LTO-4 800/1600 120/240 128 100
LTO-3* 400/800 80/160 128 68
LTO-2* 200 / 400 35 / 70 64 49
LTO-1* 100 / 200 15 / 30 32 54
SDLT 600 300/600 36/72 80 80
SDLT 320 160 / 320 16 / 32 64 70
SDLT 220 110 / 220 11 / 22 32 70
DLT 8000 40 / 80 6 / 12 8 60
AIT-3 100 / 260 12 / 31 18 27
AIT-2 50 / 130 6 / 15.6 10 27
3590 H1A 60 / 180 14 / 42 16 --

 

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LTO 2 DRIVES VS SDLT 320 DRIVES, LTO 2 DRIVE, SDLT 320 DRIVE

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