How to use AES hardware encryption of LTO tape drives on Linux?
I expect the LTO AES encryption to be faster than software solutions. A quick benchmark of aespipe on i7 CPU gives an impression on the effect of software AES
$ cat /dev/zero | pipebench > /dev/null Summary: Piped 16.53 GB in 00h00m03.41s: 4.84 GB/second
With AES pipe (probably not the fastest...)
$ cat /dev/zero | aespipe | pipebench > /dev/null Password: Summary: Piped 2.73 GB in 00h00m18.27s: 153.43 MB/second