This product is Write Once Read Many (WORM). Once written to it cannot be written over. WORM allows non-rewriteable and non-erasable data to be written, and provides extra data security by prohibiting accidental data erasure. A WORM tape cartridge is basically the same as any other cartridge other then the smart chip in the cartridge is programmed to identify itself as a WORM cartridge and therefore once written to the first time the cartridge is automatically write protected.
High-capacity media for data storage growth
IBM is delivering high-capacity LTO Generation 8 media that helps provide clients the ability to address the demanding growth in data storage.
Increased cartridge capacity helps reduce the amount of equipment, space and human intervention required for daily tape operations. In addition, it helps reduce the number of cartridges and time associated with backup and restore operations, thus helping lower operational costs.