HP StorageWorks Ultrium 960 External Tape Drive
what's in the box
HP StorageWorks Ultrium 960 External Tape Drive; HP StorageWorks Tape CD-ROM (contains HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools utilities, user manuals and Windows drivers); HP OpenView Storage Data Protector for Windows (SSE) license-to-use (installation via download); TapeWare backup software on CD-ROM; HP Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge; Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge; multi-language labels; power cord; 68-pin HD to 68-pin VHDCI multi-mode SCSI cable; performance tuning poster; documentation.
The HP StorageWorks Ultrium 960 Tape Drive represents HP’s third-generation of LTO tape drive technology. As the top end of the StorageWorks family, the Ultrium 960 features an 800 GB storage capacity (assuming 2:1 data compression) using new LTO-3 media. By doubling the capacity of current Ultrium drives, HP customers now require fewer data cartridges to meet their storage needs, significantly reducing their IT costs and increasing their ROI. The Ultrium 960 also features a data transfer rate of 576 GB per hour (compressed). Using a new 16-channel recording head, an Ultra320 SCSI interface, and increases in bit density, the HP Ultrium 960 sets a new performance benchmark as the world’s fastest tape drive. For customers who continually experience shrinking backup windows, the Ultrium 960 is the ideal direct-attach backup storage solution for enterprise and mid-range servers, as well as entry-level hard drive arrays.
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.
IO Module Connector
Average File-Access Time
Rewind Buffer Size
Sustained Transfer Rate, Compressed
Sustained Transfer Rate, Native
Ultra320 SCSI (LVDS)
Compressed Drive Capacity
Native Drive Capacity
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
Mean Time Between Failure
250000.0 hrs @100% duty cycle
Product Recording Method
Product Recording Technology
LTO Ultrium 3
5 1/2" full height
Maximum Temperature Range, Non-operating (imperial)
151.0 ° F
Relative Non-condensing Humidity, Maximum
80.0 % non-condensing
Maximum Loaded Weight with Packaging (imperial)
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