FAQ

General FAQs related to SymplyLTO products.

How to access support for Symply LTO products?
Please check out our comprehensive FAQs online and how to videos: SymplyLTO Desktop SAS SymplyLTO SAS Rackmount SymplyPRO LTO Desktop SymplyPRO LTO Rac...
Mon, 4 Oct, 2021 at 5:27 PM
About Linear Tape File System (LTFS)
LTFS makes viewing and accessing tape files easier than ever before. The LTFS format is used with LTO data tapes to allow you to share your data with others...
Fri, 8 Oct, 2021 at 3:49 PM
Supported Thunderbolt Cables
The Symply Thunderbolt™️ 3 tape products all include a 2m active Thunderbolt™️ 3 cable with the product as standard. If you need to run a Thunderbolt™️ cabl...
Mon, 4 Oct, 2021 at 4:58 PM
Does Symply LTO product family support Apple's M1 hardware?
Yes, the SympyLTO family fully support Apple M1 platform, and of course the Intel Apple Platform as well. Just install the specified drivers that can be dow...
Mon, 4 Oct, 2021 at 4:56 PM
Which OSes are compatible with SymplyLTO Thunderbolt products?
Mac Yes, SymplyPRO LTO and SymplyDIT LTO Thunderbolt™️ 3 products are compatible with macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) and later. Windows Yes, SymplyPRO LTO and...
Mon, 4 Oct, 2021 at 4:56 PM
Do SymplyLTO products connect over USB-C?
Can I use my USC-C port on my computer to connect my Thunderbolt LTO device? No, afraid not! Whilst USB-C and Thunderbolt™️ 3 share the same physical po...
Mon, 4 Oct, 2021 at 4:56 PM
Can SymplyLTO products connect to Thunderbolt™️ 2 computers?
My computer is Thunderbolt™️ 2 will the Symply Thunderbolt LTO device work with that?   Yes, you will however need the Apple Thunderbolt™️ 3 Adapter [clic...
Mon, 4 Oct, 2021 at 4:57 PM
Can SymplyLTO products connect to Thunderbolt™️ 4 computers?
Yes, Symply Thunderbolt™️ 3 products are compatible with Thunderbolt™️ 4 hosts. Thunderbolt™️ 3 & 4 share the same physical port design and 4 is fully b...
Mon, 4 Oct, 2021 at 4:58 PM
Why does Symply partner with ATTO?
Symply are a long term partner for ATTO Technology Inc., and while there are other Mac, Windows and Linux SAS technologies in the marketplace that we could ...
Mon, 4 Oct, 2021 at 4:58 PM
What is the native performance and capacity of LTO tape drives
LTO GenerationNative Performance Native Capacity Compressed* Performance Compressed* Capacity LTO-6 HH 160MB/Sec 1.5TB 400MB/Sec 6.25TB LTO-7 HH ...
Mon, 4 Oct, 2021 at 4:58 PM