Travan Data Cartridges

Travan™ Data Cartridges

No matter what the application, data integrity is your highest priority.


Company and client data is the lifeblood of today’s businesses. That’s why millions of data center managers, IT professionals and computer users look to Imation for the proven quality, reliability and performance they need to reliably manage, store and secure their valuable information.

With storage capacities ranging from 8GB to 40GB (assumes 2:1 compression), the complete line of Imation Travan Tape Cartridges provides the scalability and reliability needed to meet your growing data storage requirements.

Imation brings over 50 years of tape media experience and established technology to its Travan Data Cartridges. This longstanding commitment to reliability and data protection ensures you can back up, restore, archive, copy, distribute, or manage your data with confidence.

With Imation Travan Data Cartridges, your data works harder and rests easier.

Functional design of Travan data cartridges improves reliability

  • Thermally stable cover and baseplate reduce warpage and improve reliability at higher speeds  and densities.
  • Imation proprietary backcoating protects tape surface from harmful airborne debris.
  • Dura-Stat™ drive roller dissipates static and extends cartridge life.
  • Shorter tape path decreases exposure to dust and debris, reducing the chance of error and data loss.
  • Patented NEP™ (No End Play) hub design minimizes vertical tape movement to improve tracking.
  • Acculign™ baseplate ensures uniform head-to-tape contact across the width of the tape.

Travan 40GB: Designed for the Quantum (Certance) TapeStor Travan 40GB and Hornet 40 drives, with 40GB of capacity and a 4MB/second transfer rate (compressed).

Travan NS20 (20GB): For use in NS20-compatible drives from Quantum (Certance), HP, IBM, Tandberg, and Tecmar, with 20GB capacity and 2MB/second transfer rate (compressed).

Travan NS8 (8GB): For use in NS8-compatible drives from Quantum (Certance), AIWA, Exabyte, HP, IBM, Tandberg, and Tecmar, with 8GB capacity and 1.2MB/second transfer rate (compressed).

Note: Imation no longer offers Travan 1, Travan 2, Travan 3, or Colorado 5GB tapes.

UPC: 46214 Travan NS8 Tape Cartridge
UPC: 42467 Travan 40GB Tape Cartridge
UPC: 15874 Travan 40GB Tape Cartridges (3 Pack)
UPC: 12115 Travan NS20 Tape Cartridges (10 Pack)
UPC: 40841 Travan NS20 Tape Cartridge