LTO-5 hikes the speed up to 180 Mbps and capacity to 1.6 TB in native form (not compressed). The compression ratio in LTO-5 tape format will be 2:1, the same for all earlier versions. Compared to LTO-4, generation 5 doubles the capacity and boosts the speed by another 50 percent. LTO-5 is backward compatible with both LTO-3 and LTO-4; LTO-5 devices can read LTO-3 media, and can both read and write to LTO-4 media. Advanced features will be added to LTO-5 tape format which will enable I.T mangers to handle voluminous information.