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Data backup and recovery briefs: Imation to ship LTO-5 tape cartridges

This week's data backup and recovery news in brief: Imation to ship LTO-5 tape cartridges; Fujifilm begins LTO Ultrium Generation 5 production and more.

The following is a compilation of the latest data backup technology and recovery news.

Imation to ship LTO-5 tape cartridges

Imation Corp. announced that it will begin shipping its Imation Linear-Tape Open (LTO) Ultrium Generation 5 tape cartridges, which will offer nearly double the storage capacity as well as increased data transfer rates and a new partitioning functionality.

Features specific to Imation Ultrium LTO-5 include TeraAngstrom technology, servo-writing technology, a patented corner snap and three-piece tape spool. Imation says these features give added protection and make the tape cartridges smoother, more reliable and may give the tapes a longer life.

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Fujifilm begins LTO Ultrium Generation 5 production

Fujifilm Corp. announced that it will be one of the first manufacturers to be certified by the LTO Technology Provider Companies (TPCs) after completing compliance testing.

Fujifilm LTO-5 will incorporate Fujifilm's advanced NANOCUBIC thin-film coating process with finer metal particles as well as nano-dispertion technology. Fujifilm says these features allow the tape cartridge to achieve a higher recording density.

Sony LTO Ultrium Generation 5 tape cartridge approved by TPCs

Sony Corp. announced that its LTO-5 tape cartridges have been approved by the LTO Technology Provider Companies.

Sony's LTO-5 tape cartridge has two technologies specific to it. The first is a super-fine metal particle which allows for more stable read/write capabilities. The second is a binder system with cross-linking and abrasion-resistance, making the magnetic layer more durable.

Paragon Software selected by Iomega for its Universal File system Drive technology

Paragon Software Group was selected by Iomega Corp. to provide its Universal File System Drive (UFSD) technology to them. Their UFSD technology will be bundled with other Iomega products to serve consumer storage, network storage and network appliance markets.

B&L Associates' Archived Data Manager now runs on Linux and Oracle

B&L Associates Inc. announced that their management system for tape catalogs, Archived Data Manager (ADM), now runs on Linux operating systems and Oracle databases.

ADM is a Web-based application that consolidates historical tape backup catalogs. It can extract information from backup catalogs and organize it into a centralized database, allowing users to access the information without using the original backup application. The ability to retrieve archived data quickly can reduce e-discovery costs.

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