LTO 5 tape drive support LTO 6 tape cartridge

is it support "LTO 6 tape  cartridge   on LTO 5 Tape Drive..???
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Russell LuckCommented:
I would say no, because the lto5 tape has 1.5tb storage and the lto6 has 6.25tb storage.
But that being said some drives support many tape types.
It would depend on the model and how long ago you bought the drive.

What is the model and brand of the lto5 tape drive?
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rindiCommented:
No, it won't support the newer tape cartridge. Tape drives generally support the older cartridges, at least for reading, but not the newer ones.
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andyalderCommented:
If they were able to build in support for future generation tapes then they would have made a future generation tape drive a couple of years before it was designed.

LTO reads and writes the previous generation of tapes and reads two generations back so an LTO4 can read/write LTO3 tapes and read LTO2 ones.
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harisaboobakerAuthor Commented:
Thanks All...........
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