Overview: Through a number of design and technological innovations the Quantum DLT 8000 tape drive delivers higher performance greater capacity increased reliability and more functionality at a better price. For example the Quantum DLT 8000 provides a compressed storage capacity of 80 gigabytes (GB) and a compressed transfer rate of 12 megabytes per second (MB/sec.) This represents a 15 percent higher capacity and 20 percent faster throughput than the Quantum DLT 7000 tape drive. To ensure superior accuracy the Quantum DLT 8000 recording head boasts an average life of 50 000 hours. In fact the Quantum DLT 8000 tape drive is rated at 250 000 hours MTBF at 100 percent duty cycle which is 25 percent greater than previous DLTtape products.