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September, 1999. LTO Objectives To establish a new open format specification for high capacity, high performance tape storage products for midrange and.

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1 September, 1999

2 LTO Objectives To establish a new open format specification for high capacity, high performance tape storage products for midrange and network server environments To create a new benchmark for data integrity and reliability To define a credible technology roadmap with long range growth capabilities To provide users with superior format options and multiple vendor product alternatives To meet diverse user and tape application needs

3 LTO Formats Accelis Ultrium Dual-reel design for fast data access High performance High capacity High reliability and data integrity Single-reel for ultra-high capacity High reliability and data integrity High performance

4 LTO Roadmaps Capacity: Compressed Native Transfer Rate: Compressed Native Media 25 GB 50 GB MB/s MB/s Metal Particle Generation One 50 GB 100 GB MB/s MB/s Metal Particle Generation Two 100 GB 200 GB MB/s MB/s Metal Particle Generation Three 200 GB 400 GB MB/s MB/s Thin Film Generation Four Accelis Capacity: Compressed 2:1 Native Transfer Rate: Compressed 2:1 Native Media 200 GB 100 GB MB/s MB/s Metal Particle Generation One 400 GB 200 GB MB/s MB/s Metal Particle Generation Two 800 GB 400 GB MB/s MB/s Metal Particle Generation Three 1.6 GB 800 TB MB/s MB/s Thin Film Generation Four Ultrium

5 Capacity: Compressed Native Transfer Rate: Compressed Native Media 100 GB 200 GB MB/s MB/s Metal Particle Generation One 200 GB 400 GB MB/s MB/s Metal Particle Generation Two 400 GB 800 GB MB/s MB/s Metal Particle Generation Three 800 GB 1.6 TB MB/s MB/s Thin Film Generation Four Capacity: Compressed 2:1 Native Transfer Rate: Compressed 2:1 Native Media 50 GB 25 GB MB/s MB/s Metal Particle Generation One 100 GB 50 GB MB/s MB/s Metal Particle Generation Two 200 GB 100 GB MB/s MB/s Metal Particle Generation Three 400 GB 200 GB MB/s MB/s Thin Film Generation Four Accelis Ultrium LTO Roadmaps

6 Open Format Licensing Approach License packages designed for broad acceptance Two packages - Basic & Enhanced Basic Package –Technical information necessary to develop mechanisms and cartridges that interchange between products of the same format –LTO data compression specification Enhanced Package –Basic package information –Additional information about tolerance interdependencies, interchange verification testing and a conceptual overview of the design –Certain trademarks of the Technology Provider Companies, upon successfully passing and maintaining compliance verification requirements –Patent license to essential patents of the TPCs

7 All license administration provided independently by the law offices of Ladas and Parry, Los Angeles, CA Independent specification compliance verification –Intended to protect the user and the LTO, Accelis and Ultrium trademarks and brands Format integrity Interchange –Required annually for all licensees using the licensed trademarks Independent compliance verification testing will be performed by the Measurement Analysis Corporation, Torrance, CA. Open Format Licensing Approach

8 Program Infrastructure LTO TPCs Technology Provider Companies Hewlett-Packard IBM Seagate LTO Infrastructure LTO Manufacturers Group LTO Licensing Agency LTO Compliance Verification Entity LTO PR Agency LTO Web Site Manager LTO Publisher New business opportunity Access to LTO specifications Information exchange at Manufacturers Group Meetings Participation in definition of specifications LTO documentation LTO promotion & publicity Independent administration of licensing process Independent compliance testing LTO Licensee Benefits

9 Program Management Structure Overall Program Management Team TPCs Executive Team: TPCs Business Team: Hewlett- Packard IBM Seagate Format Specification Subgroups Logical Physical Media Cartridge Document Coordination Compliance Verification Entity (CVE) Procurement Team Training Team Manufacturers Group Meetings Technical Leadership Team Format Specifications Documentation Compliance Verification Manufacturers Group Meetings Marketing Team Demand Creation Communications Public Relations Web Site Special Events Legal Team TPC Agreements Licensing Trademarks Other Legal Issues

10 Milestones April 8, First HP, IBM, Seagate business meeting to discuss potential tape initiative April 16, First HP, IBM, Seagate technical meeting on tape initiative April-June, Four additional technical meetings October 28, Development agreement for format specification signed November 4, Announce joint HP, IBM, Seagate tape initiative April 7, Announce LTO tape format specifications and license availability -LTO Web site established July 22 & 23, First LTO Manufacturers Group meeting - enhancements to Accelis/Ultrium documents August 3, Announce License agreements with EMTEC, Imation, Verbatim September 30 & 31, Second LTO Manufacturers Group meeting - further enhancements to documents and specifications. October 21, Announce License agreements with Fujitsu, Quantegy December 16 & 17, Third Manufacturers Group meeting March 16 & 17, Fourth Manufacturers Group meeting May 11, O is for Open Event, N+I, Las Vegas announce MAC as the storage Industrys first independently administered Format Verification Process, and Licensee agreement with Fujifilm May 12 & 13, Fifth Manufacturers Group meeting August 2, Announce availability of secondary standard reference tape (SSRT) August 12 & 13, Sixth Manufacturers Group meeting

11 Current LTO Licensees Accutronics, Inc. Advanced Research Corporation Alps Electric Co., LTD Benchmark Tape Systems Corp EMTEC Magnetics GmbH Exabyte Corporation Fuji Photo Film Company, Ltd. Fujitsu Ltd./FCPA Intellistor Hewlett-Packard Ltd. Hi/fn Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. IBM Corporation Imation Matsushita Electric Industry (MEI) Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd. Mountain Engineering II, Inc. NEC Corporation Otari,Inc. Overland Data Phillips Semiconductor Gratkorn GmbH Seagate Technology, Inc. TDK Corporation Quantegy, Inc. Verbatim

12 Leadership Technology Elements Innovative multi-channel linear serpentine recording –Provides optimum balance among Drive and media reliability Data integrity Read/write data transfer performance Tape cartridge capacity LTO cartridge memory (LTO CM) –Enables storage and retrieval of information about the cartridge and data Cartridge information –Cartridge and Media manufacturers –Cartridge age and usage –Error statistics Data positioning information –Tape directory User-specified information –Non-contacting radio frequency (RF) interface

13 Leadership Technology Elements Advanced magnetic timing-based track-following servo system –Concept proven in tens-of-thousands of tape drives in use today –Enables ultra-high track density and cartridge capacity –Helps assure data integrity and cartridge interchangeability Advanced technologies for data integrity –Advanced Error Correction Codes (ECC) Automatic correction of most cross-track errors Automatic correction even if a full track is lost –Tape demarked and data rewritten through Dynamic rewrite of bad blocks Discontinuing writing in areas where servo signals are unreliable

14 BOTEOT 96 Data Tracks Data Band 3 Data Track 96 Data Tracks Data Band 1 96 Data Tracks Data Band 0 96 Data Tracks Data Band 2 8 element head writes 8 sets of 12 tracks each Servo Band Servo Band Servo Band Servo Band Servo Band Multi-channel linear serpentine recording An optimum balance of reliability and data integrity, performance and high capacity Diagram illustrates Ultrium format. Accelis format works in a similar manner. Leadership Technology Elements

15 Coming Events LTO Manufacturers Group Meetings –March, May, August ….. White Papers –LTO - Cartridge and Media Innovations –LTO Servo System - High Storage Capacities/High Data Integrity –LTO & Storage Area Networks Storage 2000 (September) –Roundtable Comdex (November) –Silicon Northwest


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