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HPE StoreEver LTO/Ultrium - Cartridge Compatibility Matrix

Compatibility matrix

The table below shows the compatibility matrix for LTO tape cartridges and drives. Also listed (in parentheses) are the associated HPE LTO drive model numbers and HPE LTO cartridge part numbers.

Tape Drive
Tape Cartridge
UCC (C7978A)
LTO-1 (C7971A)
LTO-2 (C7972A)
LTO-3 (C7973A, C7973W)
LTO-4 (C7974A, C7974W)
LTO-5 (C7975A, C7975W)
LTO-6 (C7976A, C7976B, C7976W, C7976BW)
LTO-7 (C7977A, C7977W)
LTO-7 Type M (Q2078MC, Q2078ML, Q2078MN)
LTO-8 (Q2078A, Q2078W)
LTO-1 (LTO Ultrium 215/230/232)
Up to 50 cleans
Write/Read
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
LTO-2 (LTO Ultrium 448/460)
Up to 50 cleans
Write/Read
Write/Read
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
LTO-3 (LTO Ultrium 920/960)
Up to 50 cleans
Read only
Write/Read
Write/Read WORM
-
-
-
-
-
-
LTO-4 (LTO Ultrium 1760/1840)
Up to 50 cleans
-
Read only
Write/Read WORM
Write/Read WORM
-
-
-
-
-
LTO-5 (LTO Ultrium 3000/3280)
Up to 50 cleans
-
-
Read only
Write/Read WORM
Write/Read WORM
-
-
-
-
LTO-6 (LTO Ultrium 6250/6650)
Up to 50 cleans
-
-
-
Read only
Write/Read WORM
Write/Read WORM
-
-
-
LTO-7 (LTO Ultrium 15000)
Up to 50 cleans
-
-
-
-
Read only
Write/Read WORM
Write/Read WORM
-
-
LTO-8 (LTO Ultrium 30750)
Up to 50 cleans
-
-
-
-
-
-
Write/Read WORM
Write/Read
Write/Read WORM

LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5, LTO-6, LTO-7 and LTO-8 Ultrium tape drives include support for both rewritable and Write Once, Read Many (WORM) data cartridges. Data can be appended to a WORM data cartridge to maximize its full capacity, but data cannot be erased or overwritten. HPE WORM data cartridges are clearly identified by their distinctive, two-tone cartridge color:

  • C7973W: HPE LTO-3 Ultrium 800 GB WORM Data Cartridge

  • C7974W: HPE LTO-4 Ultrium 1.6 TB WORM Data Cartridge

  • C7975W: HPE LTO-5 Ultrium 3.0 TB WORM Data Cartridge

  • C7976W: HPE LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25 TB MP WORM Data Cartridge

  • C7976BW: HPE LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25 TB BaFe WORM Data Cartridge

  • C7977W: HPE LTO-7 Ultrium 15 TB WORM Data Cartridge

  • Q2078W: HPE LTO-8 Ultrium 30 TB WORM Data Cartridge

Click here to view the HPE Data Availability, Protection, and Retention Compatibility Matrix for additional compatibility information Non-HPE site .

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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