- Drive Type: LTO
The IBM LTO cleaning cartridge is used to clean LTO tape drives. To maintain the operating efficiency of the drive, IBM supplies a cleaning cartridge with the first frame of each media type. Thus if the TS4500 tape library contains frames with both LTO and 3592 tape drives, IBM supplies one LTO cleaning cartridge and one 3592 cleaning cartridge regardless of how many frames of each type are in the library. Each drive determines when it needs to be cleaned and alerts the library. The TS4500 tape library automatically cleans drives as needed, however you can also use the TS4500 management GUI to initiate a manual cleaning if necessary.