When the story broke that Apple™ would be introducing the new M1 Apple™ Silicon chip as a replacement for their Intel processors, Columbus-based LTO tape drive manufacturer, MagStor, rushed to ensure their products would be able to operate with the new CPU. MagStor learned from their SAS-card manufactures that there had been issues when the Thunderbolt™ 3 ports were added after they received their initial beta drive. With the knowledge that vital drivers were not functioning with M1 out of the gate, MagStor worked to secure the first device with Apple™ Silicon they could get their hands on.
As a company committed to customer service and support, MagStor has always worked tirelessly to stay aware of the latest developments in the technology world. MagStor was already previously the first LTO tape drive in the world to be Thunderbolt™ 3 certified. After hearing that MAC™ users were no longer able to run 32-bit programs, MagStor knew they needed to be prepared to find solutions to possible changes in software architecture.
Once MagStor had established compatibility between MagStor LTO tape drives and the M1 chip, they connected with a collaborator at YoYotta, a company which produces LTFS software for MagStor LTO tape drives. MagStor helped YoYotta secure their own system with an M1 chip and to assure YoYotta functioned with the M1. As a result, all drives sold by MagStor, including the popular MagStor Thunderbolt™ 3 LTO 8 drive, as well as YoYotta’s software are verified to function smoothly with M1.