mTape LTO-8 Thunderbolt 3 Archiving Solution

$4,999.00

mTape Thunderbolt 3 LTO-8 Archiving Solution

  • Desktop Thunderbolt LTO-8 tape drive certified by Apple & Intel
  • Up to 12 TB native storage capacity per tape cartridge 
  • LTO tape has a 30+ year shelf life - Significantly longer than hard drives
  • Up to 300 MB/second data transfer rate
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Reads and writes to both LTO-8 & LTO-7 tapes 
  • Compact, portable form-factor
  • DC powered - Enables use in any environment
  • Free mLogic LTFS Utility for simple drag & drop archiving with macOS
  • Ships complete with LTO-7 data tape, cleaning tape and Thunderbolt cable          

LTO made easy. Just connect to a computer with a Thunderbolt port.

mTape Thunderbolt revolutionizes LTO, enabling users to easily connect LTO-8 technology to portable, desktop and all-in-one computers that feature Thunderbolt connectivity.  Dead simple.  Another mLogic first.

LTO tape offers a shelf-life of 30+ years and a reliability level that exceeds what is achievable with spinning disk and solid state drive technology.  mTape is the ultimate archiving solution to safeguard important digital media for the long term.  And LTO tape is not only more reliable than disk, but much more cost effective.
      

Hello LTFS. Drag. Drop.

mTape ships with a simple drag and drop Linear Tape File System (LTFS) archiving and retrieve utility for macOS.  To ensure that what you archive to mTape is an exact replica of your source material, the utility utilizes xxHASH64 verification.  Detailed Transfer Logs are also generated with every archive.

Video Tutorials:
How to archive with the mLogic LTFS Utility
How to retrieve with the mLogic LTFS Utility

If you require an archive/retrieve app for macOS that features an integrated database to track assets offloaded to LTO, we recommend purchasing mTape bundled with Yoyotta LTFS software.  Yoyotta software can also initialize new LTO-7 tape cartridges in M8 format with mTape LTO-8.  This increases capacity from 6TB to 9TB per tape.  M8 cartridges can only be used with LTO-8 drives.
Check out their video here.

Learn more about the Linear Tape File System (LTFS).  

Backup. Archive. Manage. Works with your favorite software. 

mTape is compatible with industry leading LTO archiving and media management software for macOS and Windows including:

Innovative Design.  Solid engineering.

mTape features a compact form-factor design with aluminum construction that is ideal for mobile applications.  And mTape is DC powered enabling the unit to be used in virtually any environment, be it in the studio or a remote location.  

"Not only do we use our mLogic LTO solutions for network footage delivery, but we use them to maintain our own in-house project and media archive. For years we had kept double hard drive backups of all of our digital media and projects, spending tens of thousands of dollars in hard drives a year. When we switched to LTO for our backups, our storage costs dropped dramatically, and we gained a much more reliable long-term storage medium. The mLogic LTO solutions, combined with YoYotta’s LTO database software make it easy to create fast, accurate, and network approved LTO tapes so we always know where our footage is when we need it."
DEREK KLEIN, Director of Technology, T Group Productions, Culver City, CA

                                               
“Providing an LTO tape drive solution with Thunderbolt connectivity offers creative professionals a high-speed, plug and play solution to securely backup and archive large amounts of digital media," said Jason Ziller, Marketing Director for Thunderbolt, Intel. “mLogic’s mTape with Thunderbolt dramatically simplifies the process of safeguarding content produced in today’s file-based workflows."
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Interface:   2x Thunderbolt 3 ports 
Tape Drive:   IBM LTO-8, LTFS Compatible
System Requirements:   Mac or Windows PC with Thunderbolt port
Size:   11.5 x 8 x 4"/ 29.2 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm
Weight:   8.75 lb / 4 kg
What's in the Box?   mTape with LTO-8 tape drive
  LTO-7 tape cartridge
  Fujifilm Universal Cleaning cartridge
  1 meter Thunderbolt 3 cable
  Universal power adapter
Warranty:   3-years