Q1539A - HP StorageWorks Ultrium 960 External Tape Drive


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The Ultrium 960 tape drive is a high capacity drive that stores 800 GB on a single cartridge with 2:1 compression.

The world's fastest tape drive with sustainable data transfer rates to 160MB/s at 2:1 compression.

Allows the tape drive to dynamically and continuously adjust the speed of the drive, from 27MB/s to 80MB/s, matching the speed of the host or network.

Drive technology based on an open standard that provides for media compatibility across all brands of LTO Ultrium products.

Qualified on HP ProLiant, Integrity, 9000, NonStop, and AlphaServers platforms, as well as many servers from other leading vendors such as Dell, IBM, and Sun.

Extensive list of supported backup and archiving software applications from HP, CA, VERITAS, Yosemite, Legato, Tivoli, and many more.

Able to read and write to new Write-Once Read-Many (WORM) HP Ultrium Data Cartridges.

HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools software provides a single application for managing and troubleshooting your tape drive, media and configuration.

Includes a single-server version of Yosemite TapeWare XE (CD) and HP OpenView Data Protector (license).

Firmware-based disaster recovery feature that can restore an entire system using a single Ultrium 960 tape drive and data cartridge.

Mount Type
IO Module Connector
68-pin HD-LVDS
Average File-Access Time
53.0 sec
Buffer Memory
128 MB
Rewind Buffer Size
128.0 MB
Rewind Speed
7.0 m/sec
Tape Speed
7.0 m/sec
Sustained Transfer Rate, Compressed
160.0 MB/sec
Sustained Transfer Rate, Native
80.0 MB/sec
Input-output Port
Ultra320 SCSI (LVDS)
Compressed Drive Capacity
800.0 GB
Native Drive Capacity
400.0 GB
SCSI Interface
Ultra320 SCSI (LVDS)
SCSI Interface, Note
Internal: 68-pin LVDS; External: 68-pin HD LVDS; Array module: 80-pin SCA (SCSI and power); Rack-mount: 68-pin HD LVDS
Media Type, Recording Format
Ultrium 3
Mean Time Between Failure
250000.0 hrs @100% duty cycle
Product Recording Method
Product Recording Technology
LTO Ultrium 3
Form Factor
5 1/2" full height
Maximum Temperature Range, Non-operating (imperial)151.0 ° F
Relative Non-condensing Humidity, Maximum80.0 % non-condensing
Maximum Loaded Weight with Packaging (imperial)12.28 lb
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