Ultrium LTO 2 Tape Cartridge exceeds LTO 1 (Linear Tape-Open) required standards to help ensure your data is protected. The Ultrium system is based on the industry's open data storage platform, meets midrange and enterprise storage demands and offers reliable, high-performance format with up to 400GB story capacity and 80MB per second transfer rate (2:1 compression). Cartridge features a patented corner snap that keeps the leader pin in place and the cartridge tightly closed and allows tape to flow freely. Patented, three-piece tape spool aids in tape guidance, distributing stress more evenly over the tape for better performance and longer archival life. Durability is enhanced by Imation dual-layer media using high-performance, Metal Particulate (MP3) media formulation. The write-protection tab design enables easy visual confirmation of write-protection status. A proprietary servo-writing method optimizes tape tracking and helps ensure accurate read/write operations.