You will need an LTO 6 drive to read your LTO 6 media. However, the
drives are "backwards compatible". Once you upgrade to an LTO 6 drive,
it will still be able to read your
Each Quantum LTO 6 cartridge features 2.5TB of native storage
capacity, or 6.25TB when compressed. New LTO 6 technology also boasts
higher transfer speeds: 160MB/s native, 400MB/s compressed. Quantum
media cartridges are built to the highest industry standards for quality
and reliability, meaning low error rates, high performance, and
long-term durability. Archive your data without having to worry about
its safety. Each tape is backed by Quantum's limited lifetime warranty.
LTO 6 continues to offer the LTFS (Linear Tape File System) tape
format that was introduced in LTO 5, providing a file system view of the
media. You can drag and drop files from the server and easily see a
list of what's saved on the tape. Individual tapes can be transported
between LTO 6 systems to provide flexibility and convenience for reading
and moving files on your LTO 6 tapes.