OWC has released the OWC Mercury Pro LTO with macOS, Windows, and Linux compatibility, plus bundled ArGest Backup software. The software supports LTFS bulk transfer and delivery, backup, archive, and a variety of storage options.
With the Mercury Pro LTO users can store up to 6TB native/15TB compressed1 on the LTO-7 drive or 12TB native/30TB compressed1 storage capacity per tape cartridge. The LTO-7 drive will read LTO-7, and read and write LTO-6 and LTO-7 tapes while the LTO-8 Drive reads and writes LTO-8, LTO-M8, and LTO-7 tapes
The included ArGest Backup software provides drag and drop asset management utilizing the BRU archival format. The Mercury Pro LTO is currently available with LTO-7 or LTO-8 drives providing native capacities of 2.5TB and 6TB (LTO-7), 6TB, 9TB, and 12TB (LTO-8), and is designed to support the future release of LTO-9 drives later this year.