LTO 6 tape cartridge offers increased capacity and extends the rapidly increasing transfer rates of LTO technology. The LTO 6 offers 2.5TB of native storage (6.25TB of compressed storage) and data transfer rates of up to 400MB per second. Partitioning functionality allows the familiar drag-and-drop capability and lets you easily see what information is stored on the tape. This feature also enables nearline applications to index data and allows faster searches via enhanced file control and space management. Robust construction includes the patented corner snap that keeps the leader pin in place and the cartridge tightly closed to prevent error-causing debris from entering the cartridge to help ensure that the tape flows evenly for maximum read/write capability. Unique, three-piece, tape spool design distributes stress more evenly over the tape compared to two-piece spools. The cartridge construction keeps the tape flat, helping protect data across the entire tape.