LTO-1 Tape Media
- First commercially available in September 2000.
- Ultrium-1 specification is now Standard ECMA-319
- Initial capacity of 100 GB.
- Initial data transfer speed of 20 MB/s (Max.)
- Tape encoding is RLL 1,7
Multiple lengths of LTO-1 tapes
The first generation of Ultrium tapes were going to be available with 4 different cartridges, holding 10 GB, 30 GB, 50 GB, and 100 GB. Only the full length 100 GB tapes were produced.
HP LTO-1 cleaning strategy
HP LTO Gen.1 drives have a cleaning strategy that will prevent the drive from actually using the cleaning tape if it is not needed. In a change of strategy, HP LTO Gen 2,3,4 drives will always clean when a Universal Cleaning Cartridge is inserted, whether the drive requires cleaning or not.