SOURCE: Fujifilm

August 18, 2008 11:13 ET

FUJIFILM Technology Supports Three-Terabyte Capacity in New IBM Drive

At 3:1 Compression, Fujifilm NANOCUBIC-Based Media Provides Density, Transfer Rate to Maximize IBM System Storage TS1130 Tape Drive

VALHALLA, NY--(Marketwire - August 18, 2008) - FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. today announced that when used with the new one terabyte (TB) IBM System Storage TS1130 Tape Drive, media manufactured by Fujifilm for the IBM System Storage TS1120 is capable of storing up to three (3) terabytes of data on a single cartridge (using second generation media and standard 3:1 compression.) With an industry leading native data transfer speed of 160 MB/sec, the new system is designed for enterprise customers that require highly secure, reliable backup solutions for compliance and archiving, such as in the financial, life science and public sector industries.

"IBM continues to advance technology innovation through its enterprise storage products and joint development with leading technology companies like Fujifilm," said Cindy Grossman, Vice President of Tape and Archive, IBM System Storage. "The advanced tape cartridge was designed specifically to bring the capacity, density and reliability necessary to maximize the capability of IBM System Storage TS1130 Tape Drive."

This announcement marks another step toward realizing multiple terabyte media based on the combined technology development between IBM and Fujifilm. Today data storage systems contain massive volumes of critical customer and/or business information. Industry experts have stated that it would take roughly 10 terabytes to digitally store all the millions of items within the Library of Congress.

"Storing massive amounts of data on disk-only systems has become challenging as rising energy costs focus attention on the need for energy efficient solutions," noted Peter Faulhaber, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Fujifilm Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. "Tape-based storage operates only when retrieving data, so a data center's operation is more cost-effective and demands less power from the energy grid -- which is a growing concern in the IT industry."

The third generation of IBM's 3592 enterprise Tape Drives, the IBM System Storage TS1130 uses very sensitive, Giant Magneto-Resistive (GMR) heads to reduce read errors and provide data integrity and reliability, and supports drive-based data encryption. Coupled with IBM's tape virtualization offerings, large, scalable automation, and tape drive encryption, end-users benefit from the low cost, high security of tape solutions while simplifying the management of backup and archive operations.

Fujifilm is a global technology innovator that invests nearly $4 million every day in research and development, using its enormous library of proprietary chemistry and advanced thin-film engineering expertise to create new products and advance existing businesses as customer needs evolve.


Already recognized by the industry as an enterprise-class tape solution, Fujifilm NANOCUBIC technology combines nano-scale particles, a unique dual-coating process and advanced dispersion techniques to achieve an ultra-thin magnetic layer that produces higher resolution for recording digital data, ultra-low noise and high signal-to-noise ratios that are ideal for Magneto-Resistive (MR) and Giant Magneto-Resistive (GMR) heads. Engineered for superior archival and reliable performance, Fujifilm NANOCUBIC technology introduces a new binder and a super-fine magnetic particle to provide more stable chemical and physical performance. For more information about Fujifilm data tape products and technology, go to


FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. is the US-based manufacturing, marketing and sales operations of professional broadcast video and data tape recording media for FUJIFILM Corporation. Based on a history of thin-film engineering and magnetic particle science such as Fujifilm NANOCUBIC technology, Fujifilm creates breakthrough products for partners and end users.

Fujifilm is a leader in supplying the IT industry with advanced storage media including LTO Ultrium and enterprise-class data tape featuring the lowest cost per GB for mass storage applications while requiring very low power. Fujifilm provides broadcast and data center customers and industry partners with a wide range of unique data center accessories, value-added services and programs. For more information on FUJIFILM Recording Media products, customers can call 800-488-3854 or go to To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe free at

FUJIFILM Corporation (NASDAQ: FUJI) brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, photofinishing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin-film coating technologies. The company was among the top 15 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2007, employs more than 70,000 people worldwide and in the year ended March 31, 2008, had global revenues of $24.7 billion. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit