LTO-2 media prices stabilize

July 2005
Storage Magazine;Jul2005, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p16
This article reports on the stability of Linear Tape Open-2 (LTO-2) media prices in July 2005. After a stumble in June 2005, when LTO-2 media prices fell 13.2% for the month, prices have shot right back up again, and are now up to $40 per cartridge--around the same price they were in April. The LTO-2 drive of IBM, meanwhile, has reappeared on pricegrabber.com with a new product stock keeping unit. At $4,844, it is 3.8% off its average May price, and only $7 cheaper than Certance's LTO-3 drive.


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