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mTape Thunderbolt LTO-8



The World’s First and only Certified Thunderbolt LTO-8 Archiving Solution

Desktop Thunderbolt LTO-8 tape drive certified by Apple & Intel
Up to 12 TB native storage capacity per tape cartridge (requires LTO-8 media)
LTO tape has a 30+ year shelf life – Significantly longer than hard drives
Up to 300 MB/second data transfer rate
Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports
Reads and writes to both LTO-8 & LTO-7 tapes (does not read LTO-6 tapes)
SAS port enables writing to two or more LTO drives simultaneously*
Compact, portable form-factor
DC powered – Enables use in any environment
LTFS utility mounts mTape like a hard drive for drag & drop functionality
macOS and Windows compatible
Ships complete with LT0-7 tape, Cleaning tape and Thunderbolt cable


LTO made easy. Just connect to a computer with a Thunderbolt port.

mTape Thunderbolt revolutionizes LTO, enabling users to easily connect LTO-8 technology to portable, desktop and all-in-one computers that feature Thunderbolt connectivity. Dead simple. Another mLogic first.
LTO tape offers a shelf-life of 30+ years and a reliability level that exceeds what is achievable with spinning disk and solid state drive technology. mTape is the ultimate archiving solution to safeguard important digital media for the long term. And LTO tape is not only more reliable than disk, but much more cost effective.


Hello LTFS. Drag. Drop.

mTape supports the Linear Tape File System (LTFS). With LTFS, mTape mounts just like a hard disk with drag and drop functionality.

Backup. Archive. Manage. Works with your favorite software.

mTape is compatible with industry leading LTO archiving and media management software for macOS and Windows including:
Axle Video – Axle
Archiware – P5
Imagine Products – PreRoll Post
Pomfort – Silverstack XT
Square Box – CatDV
StorageDNA – DNAevolution
XenData – XenData 6 Workstation
YoYotta – YoYottaID LTFS


Innovative Design. Solid engineering.

mTape features a compact form-factor design with aluminum construction that is ideal for mobile applications. And mTape is DC powered enabling the unit to be used in virtually any environment, be it in the studio or a remote location.
“Providing an LTO tape drive solution with Thunderbolt connectivity offers creative professionals a high-speed, plug and play solution to securely backup and archive large amounts of digital media,” said Jason Ziller, Marketing Director for Thunderbolt, Intel. “mLogic’s mTape with Thunderbolt dramatically simplifies the process of safeguarding content produced in today’s file-based workflows.”

Additional information


2x Thunderbolt 2 ports, SAS pass through port

Tape Drive

IBM LTO-8, LTFS Compatible

System Requirements

Mac or Windows PC with Thunderbolt port
For systems with Thunderbolt 3, an adapter is required:
Mac Adapter, PC Adapter
Compatible backup/archive software


11.5 x 8 x 4"/ 29.2 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm


8.75 lb / 4 kg

What's in the Box?

mTape with LTO-8 tape drive
Fujifilm LTO-7 tape cartridge
Fujifilm Universal Cleaning cartridge
1 meter Thunderbolt cable
Universal power adapter


Standard 2-year factory warranty
Extend Warranty to 3-years


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