mLogic mTape - Desktop Thunderbolt LTO-9 Tape Drive


Thunderbolt LTO

Desktop Thunderbolt LTO-9 Tape Drive

  • Desktop Thunderbolt LTO-9 tape drive certified by Apple & Intel
  • 18TB 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-9 & LTO-8 tapes 
  • Compact, portable form-factor
  • DC powered - Enables use in any environment
  • Includes Hedge Canister LTFS app for macOS - a $299 value!
  • Ships complete with cleaning tape and Thunderbolt 3 cable          

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

The mTape Desktop Thunderbolt LTO-9 Tape Drive revolutionizes LTO, enabling users to easily connect the unit to 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.

The mTape Desktop Thunderbolt LTO-9 Tape Drive ships with Hedge Canister - a $299 value!  Canister is a simple drag & drop Linear Tape File System (LTFS) archiving and retrieve app for macOS.

Hedge Canister LTFS app for macOSCanister Features

  • Makes industry standard LTFS tapes
  • True drag & drop archiving/retrieve for macOS
  • Supports archiving to a single LTO or to two LTOs simultaneously
  • xxHash64 verification ensures an exact replica of your source is copied to LTO
  • Catalogs are created for every tape - retrieving files is simple!
  • Catalogs mount as a network drive and are fully searchable by Finder
  • Generates Transfer logs, Media Hash List and Manifests
  • In app Console

mLogic LTFS

Hedge Canister LTFS app for macOS

Click below for video tutorials on using Hedge Canister...
mLogic Support YouTube Channel

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 Linux, macOS and Windows including:

Easily find content archived to LTO with the leading Media Asset Management (MAM) software.  Get CatDV Pro.

CatDV indexes and organizes your content to make it searchable, taggable and discoverable. The software extracts metadata and generates thumbnails of each clip.  CatDV makes it simple to find content archived to LTO using mTape. Download a demo of CatDV Pro here.

Innovative Design.  Solid engineering.

The mTape Desktop Thunderbolt LTO-9 Tape Drive 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."

Interface:   2x Thunderbolt 3 ports 
Tape Drive:   LTO-9, LTFS Compatible, TAA Compliant
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-9 tape drive
  Fujifilm Universal Cleaning Cartridge
  1 meter Thunderbolt 3 cable
  Universal power adapter
  Hedge Canister license for macOS
Warranty:   3-years