mLogic® Announces mTape® and mRack® Archiving Solutions Featuring LTO-9 Technology

Los Angeles, CA (December 13, 2021) - mLogic, the leader in Thunderbolt LTO tape archiving solutions today announced that its popular mTape and mRack are now available with LTO-9 drives. Both units feature Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, a native storage capacity of 18TB per tape and a data transfer rate of up to 300 MB/second.  mTape and mRack support industry standard LTFS technology and ship with Hedge Canister LTFS archiving software for macOS. 

mTape LTO-9 Highlights:

  • Desktop LTO-9 tape archiving solution with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity
  • Portable form factor with rugged, light-weight aluminum construction
  • DC powered for operation in any environment 

mRack LTO-9 Highlights:

  • 1U rack mountable LTO-9 tape archiving solution with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity
  • Available with single or dual LTO-9 tape drives
  • Ideal for mounting in standard 19” racks or Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) carts

“By incorporating LTO-9 technology throughout our Thunderbolt enabled mTape and mRack product lines, mLogic continues its mission of providing the most innovative tape archiving solutions in the industry”, said Roger Mabon, CEO of mLogic.  “LTO is without question the most cost-effective and robust storage medium to safeguard content for the long-term.  mTape and mRack with LTO-9 now offer an astounding 18TB of native storage capacity per tape cartridge and are ideal for protecting the vast amounts of material generated by companies in the media & entertainment, medical imaging and video surveillance fields.” 

"We're very happy to see a new generation of LTO supporting tape sizes matching typical HDDs. Productions are creating more and more data each day, so being able to archive more TBs per 24 hours is extremely welcome”, said Paul Matthijs Lombert, CEO of Hedge.  “Canister developed in tight collaboration with mLogic, fully supports LTO-9 and its accompanying 2.4.4 version of LTFS which together are a big step forward."

Availability

mTape and mRack with LTO-9 drives will be available in January 2022 from mLogic’s global network of authorized resellers and distributors.  

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