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Turtle Waterproof LTO/DLT/3592 Tape Storage Case

Waterproof Case for your LTO, DLT, 3592 or T10K Tapes

We at TapeandMedia have been offering Perm-A-Store Turtle Case products for over 10 years. These cases have always been a very reliable, durable and more importantly a secure way to carry and store your LTO Data Cartridges.  This 549 Waterproof Tape 50 case can hold 52 LTO Tapes, 40 DLT Tapes or 52 3592 or T10000 (T10K) tapes.

The good people at Perm-A-Store have come out with a very cool product recently that not only protects your valuable LTO tapes, it keeps them Waterproof! The Turtle Case 549 waterproof tape storage and transport case is ATA (Airline Transportation Association) certified, waterproof, airtight protective transport case.

Below are the specifications for the Turtle 549 Waterproof Tape 50 Case:

Product ID: 07-549001

Airtight, waterproof and ATA certified. Debris resistant foam with slots to hold 52-LTO tapes, 40-DLT tapes, 52-3592 tapes or 52-T10000 (T10K) tapes.

  •  Double padlockable
  •  Impact resistant,  Crushproof and  Stackable
  •  Automatic pressure relief valve
  •  100% Stainless Steel Hardware
  •  Powerclaw latching system
  •  Softgrip folding handle
  •  Lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects from the manufacturer


Interior: 22.0″ x 18.0″ x 7.2″
Exterior: 25.1″ x 19.9″ x 8.8″
Weight: 10.6 lbs empty

Recommended accessories: TL5020 brass padlock (comes with 2 keys)……multiple locks may be keyed alike at no extra charge. Or choose a numbered plastic security seal (TSS500); minimum order is one bag of 50 seals.

Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording

We are a supporter of the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording.  This is a newly formed non-profit museum that is dedicated to the  creation of a permanent home, open to the public, for the vintage recording collection of Theophilus/Phantom Productions, Inc.  This collection currently has more than 150 reel-to-reel tape recorders and hundreds of other items related to magnetic sound recording.

The museum is working on several projects in addition to preserving the vintage recording devices.  They include documenting the persons who invented and manufactured the recording devices and providing education about sound recording technology.  The museum  web site already has over 12,000 photos and documents about sound recording and more is being added daily.

To make this vintage recording museum viable, a significant goal of the museum is to incorporate other media collections in the areas of broadcast, film, music, publishing, photography, video games and video production, in order to make the museum a world class destination for Austin, Texas.

For more information visit www.museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org



Collector is a ‘Reel’ man

Sony EDM2600C

Sony Increasing Prices on Magneto Optical Disk

We have learned that Sony is increasing prices on Sony Magneto Optical Disk by 10% on April 1st, 2013.  This price increase is due to lower demand and therefore higher per disk production cost.

Magneto Optical (MO) Disk are recorded using both an a magnetic field and an optical laser.  The laser heats up the disk and the magnetic field is changed when the spot heated by the laser is approximately 390 degrees F.  MO disk are used in a variety of storage and archival applications.  These include, large disk libraries, medical imaging , document filing and many other applications that require stable long term storage.    Sony offers both re-writable MO disk and WORM (write once read many) MO disk.

Sony 5.2GB Magneto Optical Disk - EDM-5200C

Sony 5.2GB Magneto Optical Disk – EDM-5200C

Magneto Optical disks are housed in protective removable cartridges.  Because changing the magnetic fields can only be changed at high temperatures, the data on the MO disk cannot be accidentally erased.   MO disk are capable of up to a million rewrites and data access times are less than 25ms – faster than CD-RWs and DVD-RAMs

Because the magnetic fields cannot be changed at normal temperatures, the data cannot be accidentally erased by random magnetic fields.  Additionally, unlike magnetic tape, hard drives and other magnetic media, the recording head never contacts the disk so there is no potential damage from a head crash or wear and tear on the disk surface.  Testing has shown MO disk to have an estimated archival life of greater than 50 years.

Current MO disk storage capacities range from 2.3 GB up to 9.1 GB,

RDX 1.5 TB Cartridge

1.5TB RDX Cartridges Now Available

Imation and Hewlett Packard have introduced 1.5 TB RDX Cartridges for RDX and RD1000 Removable Hard Disc Systems. RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage Systems are designed to streamline your data backup and ensure a high level of security. Its enterprise-class features provide value data protection of large IT data centers, so it can support your company as it grows.

The Imation 1.5TB RDX Cartridge part number is 29104 and the Quantum 1.5 TB RDX Cartridge part number is MR150-A01A are now available.  Both of these cartridges can store up to 3.0 TB of compressed data.

One of the advantages of RDX and RD1000 is the interchangeable, removable cartridges of various capacities.  Any RDX (or Dell RD1000) drive is capable of reading and writing to any size RDX cartridge.  This means you can use the cartridge with the capacity that best fits your needs.

Features and Benefits of RDX Technology

RDX 1.5 TB Cartridge

1.5TB RDX Cartridge
(RD1000 Compatible)

  • Archivability and Reliability Up to 30+ years
  • Forward and Backward Compatibility
    • Today’s drive/dock is compatible with all past and future cartridges
    • Today’s cartridges are compatible with all past and future drives/docks
  • Protected from drops of up to a meter
  • Drag-n-drop file transfers
  • Cartridge write protection
  • WORM capable (Write Once Read Many)


Lexmark Color Laser Printer Toner Cartridges

We now stock Lexmark toner for the Lexmark C522, C524, C53x series of Color Laser Printers. These printers from Lexmark use 3 toner cartridges and one black cartridge.

The cartridges are as follows:

  • C5220KS – Black Toner cartridge that yields an average of 4,000 pages*
  • C5220CS – Cyan Toner cartridge that yields an average of 3,000 pages*
  • C5220MS – Magenta Toner cartridge that yields an average of 3,000 pages*
  • C5220YS – Yellow Toner cartridge that yields an average of 3,000 pages*

These Lexmark toner cartridges are compatible with Lexmark C522 Series, C524 Series, C530dn, C532 Series, C534 Series Laser Printers. This includes the following Lexmark Color Laser Printers:

C522, C522N, C530DN, C524, C524N, C524TN, C530, C530N, C520DN, C532, C532N, C532DN, C534, C534N, C534DTN, and C534DN

These cartridges are part of the Lexmark Return Program.  Lexmark Return Program cartridges are patented print cartridges sold at a discount in exchange for the customer’s agreement to the license requirement that the cartridges will be used only once and returned only to Lexmark for remanufacturing or recycling. These patented cartridges are licensed for single use only and will stop working after delivering a fixed amount of ink and/or toner. Ink and/or toner may remain in the cartridge when replacement is required. Replacement cartridges sold without these restrictions are also available.

LTO Ultrium 6 Tape Logo

LTO 6 Tapes

LTO Ultrium 6 Tapes are now Available

IBM, Quantum, HP, Sony, FujiFilm, TDK, Imation and Maxell have released their LTO 6 Tape. With capacity 2.5 TB and up to 6.25 TB (assuming a 2.5:1 compression), LTO Ultrium generation 6 provides data transfer speeds of up to 400 MB/s (assuming a 2.5:1 compression) and continues support of partitioning to enable functions like LTFS making tape easy to manage, encryption – helping to secure data, and WORM to address compliance needs.

As with previous generations, LTO-6 drives will provide backward compatibility with the ability to read and write LTO generation 5 cartridges and read LTO generation 4 cartridges, helping to preserve media investments and ease implementation.


  • Capacity 2.5TB and up to 6.25TB accumint 2.5:1 compression
  • LTFS – Linear Tape File System (LTFS) provides simple drag-and-drop capabilities for reliable and cost-effective “linear” tape. This technology has made locating and storing files simple and quick in a manner like using disk or a memory stick. It revolutionized large digital file tape management, delivering new applications for digital media storage across a broad array of industries.
  • Data transfer speed:  of 160MB/s native and up to 400 MB/s (assuming a 2.5:1 compression)
  • Security – Ultrium LTO 6 drives are the third generation to offer hardware-based 256-bit data encryption, providing the highest level of security without any loss of performance; WORM (Write Once Read Many) cartridges are also available.
  • Barium Ferrite – Some manufacturers are using Barium Ferrite in lieu of MP.  Tapes using BaFe have  higher coercvityand lower noise compared to older generations.

As with previous generations, LTO-6 drives will provide backward compatibility with the ability to read and write LTO generation 5 cartridges and read LTO generation 4 cartridges, helping to preserve media investments and ease implementation.

If you want to learn more, you can find information on our website:

  1. Sony LTO 6 Tape – LTX2500G
  2. IBM LTO 6 Tape – 00V7590
  3. HP LTO 6 Tape – C7976A
  4. Quantum LTO 6 Tape – MR-L6MQN-01
  5. TDK LTO 6 Tape – 62032
  6. Imation LTO 6 Tape – 29080
  7. FujiFilm LTO 6 Tape – 16310732
  8. Maxell LTO 6 Tape – 229558

G-RAID with Thunderbolt

G-RAID with Thunderbolt External Hard Drives

The G-RAID line of external hard drives by G-Technology has always been a favorite of creative professionals that need a combination of performance, reliability and capacity.   The G-RAID Thunderbolt series offers up to 4 TB of capacity spread across two mirrored drives, or 8 TB if you use it in RAID0.
The Thunderbolt interface was developed by Intel and delivers over 300 MB/s read and write performance.  This is double the transfer rate of USB 3.0 and 12 times faster than Firewire 800.
The G-RAID with Thunderbolt case has a case made of durable aluminum with smart cooling fan technology.
G-RAID with Thunderbolt Specifications
  • Capacities
  • Disc Drives – 2  SATA III 7200 RPM
  • Interface – Two Thunderbolt Connections
  • Cooling System – Thermo-regulated, quiet smart fan
  • RAID Controller – RAID 0
  • Size – 9.25″ x 5.125″ x 3.374″
  • System Requirements – Mac® OSX® 10.6 or higher

You can learn more in the G-RAID with Thunderbolt section of our website


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