LTO Ultrium tapes and streamer
This is an LTO Ultrium 3 (400GB uncompressed) streamer
made by IBM for use in their servers. Its state can be observed using
small 7-segment LED display. It uses a fast, Ultra160 SCSI eoth 68-pin
connector. As compliant with standards, this streamer can also read and
write to Ultrium2 (200GB) cartridges and read Ultrium 1 (100GB)
The device has a large buffer to compensate problems with data transfer. It can also slow tape down to cope with this problem, as with LTO, where number of tracks is counted in tens, it is not easy to move tape back as with older linear streamers.
|Type: Linear magnetic streamer, SCSI|
Inside view. Notice the tape pullingpart in the last photo, here placing the tape on head.