LTO Data Tape Media Types

LTO-8 Tape

New and Used Fuji, HP, IBM, Quantum, and Sony LTO8 Tapes.

New and Used Fuji, HP, IBM, Quantum, and Sony LTO7 Tapes.

New and Used Dell, Fuji, HP, IBM, Imation, Maxell, Quantum, Sony and TDK LTO6 Tapes.

New and Used Dell, Fuji, HP, IBM, Imation, Maxell, Quantum, Sony and TDK LTO5 Tapes.

New and Used Dell, Fuji, HP, IBM, Imation, Maxell, Quantum and Sony LTO4 Tapes.

New and Used HP LTO-3, LTO Ultrium, and C7973A Tapes.

Why LTO?

LTO Ultrium data tape format is the ideal data storage solution. LTO is produced by some of the most respected names in the industry including: HP, Fuji, IBM, Quantum, and Sony. It is referred to as an “open format”, allowing multiple vendor products to work in unison. LTO delivers a wide range of system applications where capacity, transfer rates, and reliability are critical. This supreme data tape technology is defined by a road map securing reliability well into the future.



Regardless of vendor, LTO tapes and drives have the ability to be substituted for one another. The LTO 8M model is very unique in the way it allows for forward and backward compatibility. LTO  8M is actually an LTO-7 tape cartridge with a special bar code label on it.  The label tells the LTO-8 tape drive to format the LTO-7 media as a Type M cartridge.


High Performance

The latest generation of LTO technology (LTO-8 and LTO-8M) offers maximum capacity and output. The LTO-8 model offers 12TB of storage native, 30TB of storage compressed and transfer rates up to 472 MB/s.




Tape is one of the most proven storage technologies available. Durability and dependability are the key advantages that tape has over other storage media. Unlike storage media such hard drives or SSDs, tape has a much longer life expectancy reaching up to 30 years, whereas hard drives can become obsolete after 5 years. Tape is also less prone to risks than modern drive storage. Physical problems such as broken or damaged hard disks, or software failures can lead to loss of data. On the other hand, data on magnetic tapes can be read decades after it was saved.



Tapes held offline have less risk of data loss due to accidental or intentional error. Data tapes can also be stored at secured off-site facilities to ensure protection of critical data in the event of a catastrophe.

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Selling LTO Tape

We are looking to purchase new and used LTO tape and tape storage. We are currently looking for HP LTO 3 and all brands of LTO 4, LTO 5, LTO 6, LTO 7 and LTO Ultrium Tapes. We Buy Used Tape is brand of DTC Computer Supplies; offering complete chain-of-custody and secure data eradication in compliance with major information governing agencies. Maintaining data security is our number one priority in the data destruction process. We are currently buying a variety of Fuji, HP, IBM, Quantum, Sony, TDK, Maxell, Imation, LTO Ultrium, and C7973A tapes. Turn your surplus LTO tapes into cash or credit towards new data center supplies. 

Turn LTO Tape into Cash or Credit Today

  1. Send us your list. (include Brand, Quantity, and Condition)
  2. Our data supply experts will audit your LTO tapes and make you an offer.
  3. We pay shipping! (Including labels, trucks, and other security needs.) 
  4. Upon receipt at our secure facility, tapes are held under 24-hour surveillance.
  5. Tapes are inspected and erased 100% of data. 
  6. Certificate of Data Destruction provided along with payment. 

What is LTO Tape?

Linear Tape Open (LTO) is high volume, single reel tape storage created in a multi-million-dollar alliance between HP, IBM and Seagate. The LTO philosophy of openness and cooperation has guaranteed the backing of multiple tape drive, media and automation licensees, resulting in an unprecedented level of competition within a single format. For customers, that means quality products, innovation and widespread availability at the best prices. The best features of existing data tape storage technologies have been incorporated and enhanced to create a new benchmark for data integrity and dependability.

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