LTO 5 Ultrium 3TB WORM Data Cartridge offers reliable data protection, ensuring full use of capacity and better ROI. Use only with LTO-5 Drives. HP LTO-5 Ultrium tape drive technology uses a linear format of 1,280 tracks, writing 16 tracks simultaneously, at a 280MB-per-second transfer rate. The data is written in a serpentine pattern. The tape reverses direction after each set of 16 tracks is written. Superior smart grabber mechanism and mechanical interlock prevent the leader pin from being pulled inside the tape housing (a key weakness of DLT media). Sensors detect proper connection and prevent leader loss that would ruin the tape. Rewritable LTO-5 cartridge also offers data encryption for enhanced data security and simplified tape path to reduce wear and tear. Metal particle cartridge has a compressed capacity of 3.0TB and recording density of 343 kbits per inch. Cartridge lasts 260 full tape backups.