The performance of LTO-3 backup tape media format is double from its older LTO-2 ultrium version. LTO3 ultrium data tape drive offers native speed of 80 MB/second and the LTO-3 data cartridge can hold native information of 400GB. The compressed capacity of LTO 3 data media cartridge is double (800GB) which is double from its native. LTO3 backup tape technology is perfect of high speed transfer of data. LTO-3 technology provides more advantage to its customers because it can write data to the cartridges of LTO2 and LTO 3 format. It can read data from all three versions of LTO 4 ultrium data media tapes.