LTO - What is a Universal Cleaning Cartridge on the LTO Tape Drive (Doc ID 1016466.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 07, 2017

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek L180 Tape Library - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Storage L1800 Tape Library - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun StorageTek L20 Tape Library - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun StorageTek L40 Tape Library - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Storage L400 Tape Library - Version Not Applicable and later
All Platforms

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Description
What is a Universal Cleaning Cartridge on the LTO tape drive?

Universal Cleaning Cartridge: Oracle/STK now supports Universal Cleaning Cartridge whereas before each of the OEM(Original Equipment Manufacture) had their own unique cleaning media.  In lieu of using 3 different OEM vendor cleaning media's (HP, IBM, Seagate), Oracle/STK is supporting the universal cleaning cartridge for LTO.  Works with other LTO manufacturers like Seagate LTO, HP LTO, and IBM LTO.  The Universal Cleaning cartridge is good for about 50 cleaning cycles.

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