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By combining high storage capacity, performance, and reliability, this IBM TotalStorage LTO-2 Ultrium Data Cartridge continues the IBM focus on enhancing tape technology. IBM TotalStorage LTO Ultrium Data Cartridges, along with IBM Ultrium 2 drives, support the Linear Tape-Open Cartridge Memory (LTO-CM) chip, which enables the IBM Ultrium 2 tape drive to read and write to the data cartridge by using a radio frequency transmission. The LTO-CM enables fast, simultaneous transfer of cartridge-dependent data with IBM Ultrium 2 tape drives during media load and unload cycles. This simultaneous exchange is designed to improve data access speeds by eliminating the need to read/write cartridge-dependent data from the media after it is loaded or before it is unloaded. This cartridge has 610m of tape and features a 30-year archival life.