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Does an LTO8 Tape drive support LTO6 Media for Read Operation ? (Doc ID 2862546.1)

Last updated on APRIL 13, 2022

Applies to:

StorageTek SL150 Modular Tape Library - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
IBM LTO8 Tape Drive - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


- Current library Tape drives and tape media are on LTO6 Generation.
- Customer is planning to upgrade the Tape drives to LTO8 and LTO9 Generation and would like to confirm if the current LTO6 Tapes are compatible for Read / Write operations on LTO8 and LTO9 Tape drives.


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