We are still receiving daily inquiries on LTO tape and archiving workflow and how things should be looked at for long term archival. One of the most often asked questions is about the differences between the various LTO generations.
To try and make the technology more understandable, I've created a simple non-marketing white paper and I wanted to share it with the RED user base. Since I can't build tables in forum messages, I've posted the white paper on our website. Here's the link (no login, registration, or personal info required ):
LTO - Big, Fast, Cheap
After reading it, if you have further questions or notice something missing that would make the document more useful, please send me a PM and I'll get right on it. Hopefully this will help in understanding LTO and what it provides for long term archival expectations.