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HP StorageWorks LTO-4 Ultrium 1760 Tape Drive - Overview

Product Description

The HP StorageWorks LTO-4 Ultrium 1760 Tape Drive is HPE's Fourth-Generation of LTO tape drive technology capable of storing up to 1.6TB per cartridge in under 3 hrs. HPE Ultrium Half-Height drives are designed for server end users in Direct Attached Storage (DAS) environments where hard disk and system bottlenecks can impede data transfer rates. To further protect the most sensitive data, AES 256-bit hardware data encryption provides Easy-to-Enable security to prevent unauthorized access of tape cartridges


What's new

The new HP StorageWorks LTO-4 Ultrium 1760 represents HPE's fourth generation Half-Height tape drive:

  • Delivers a capacity of 1.6TB of compressed data on a single cartridge

  • Fastest Half-Height LTO drive in HPE's portfolio with a compressed data transfer rate of 160 MB/s

  • AES 256-bit hardware data encryption prevents unauthorized access of tape cartridges

  • Support Write-Once, Read-Many (WORM) media for meeting regulatory compliance

  • Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and SCSI interfaces available


Product features

  • Native : 800GB

  • Compressed (Assumes 2:1 data compression): 1.6TB

  • Buffer Size: 128MB

  • Sustained transfer rate, native: 80 MB/s

  • Sustained transfer rate, compressed (Assumes 2:1 data compression) :160 MB/s

  • Burst transfer rate: 300 MB/s (With 3 Gb/s SAS)

  • Data rate matching range: 33 - 80 MB/s (Native)

  • Data access time (From BOT): 64 s typical for a 800GB tape (Native)

  • Average load time:17 s

  • Average unload time: 16 s

  • Rewind time from EOT: 121 s (200GB tape)

  • Rewind tape speed: 5.0 m/s

  • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF): 250,000 hrs at 100% duty cycle

  • 1x1017

Media compatibility
  • LTO Ultrium 2 (Read only)

  • LTO Ultrium 3 (Read and write)

  • LTO Ultrium 4 (Read and write)

Tape format
  • Recording method: 16-channel linear serpentine

  • Recording format: LTO Ultrium 4 LTO Ultrium 3 (For 400GB tape)

  • Data compression: LTO DC dual mode compression (An enhanced version of ALDC)

  • Error detection/correction: Reed-Solomon

  • Read channel technology: Partial Response Maximum Likelihood (PRML)

  • Data encoding method: RLL 0,13/11

  • Interface type: 3 Gb/s SAS

  • SCSI connector:
    • SAS internal: Mini-SAS Small Form Factor (SFF)8482

    • SAS external: Mini-SAS SFF8088


Software overview

Software in the box
  • The HPE StorageWorks Ultrium tape drives include HPE Data Protector Express Single Server Edition software. This easy to use backup application, based on Data Protector Express, robustly protects a single Windows, Linux or NetWare server. Also included is the Data Protector Express Bare Metal Disaster Recovery (BMDR) option which provides automated system recovery of the server following a major hardware or software failure. The fastest method to recovery the server is to use the Data Protector Express BMDR option and the one button disaster recovery feature of the HPE StorageWorks Ultrium tape drives

  • As well as getting the Data Protector Express Single Server Edition software as part of the HPE StorageWorks Ultrium tape drives solution, purchasers can easily and economically upgrade to the Class-Leading Data Protector Express backup/recovery software. This is a special part number, only available for registered users of Data Protector Express Single Server Edition, that gives a significant discount off the regular price of Data Protector Express, to recognize the value of the In-Box software

  • If the HPE StorageWorks Ultrium tape drive is for a large environment that requires UNIX support and/or enterprise class application and feature support then HPE Data Protector software is the recommended backup/recovery software

Operating System (OS) support
Microsoft Windows, Novell NetWare, HP-UX, Red Hat Linux, United Linux, IBM-AIX, Sun Solaris and other OS
TapeAssure service


Legal Disclaimer: Products sold prior to the November 1, 2015 separation of Hewlett-Packard Company into Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and HP Inc. may have older product names and model numbers that differ from current models.

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