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HPE LTO Ultrium-8 12/30TB (Q2078A)

$163.74

HPE LTO Ultrium 8 Data Cartridge will allow for backup and archive of large volumes of data, high-speed data transfer at 700 MB/sec. ( 360 MB/sec. for non-compressed data), and offers a storage capacity of 30 TB ( 12 TB for non-compressed data). 


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  • Part Number: Q2078A
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 lbs

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Ultrium tape technology has been designed to deliver exceptional reliability and performance at the lowest cost per GB.  The Ultrium format builds on the best of existing technologies; open standards increase innovations and widen customer choice in terms of performance, capacity and form factor.  Backed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s exhaustive media qualification process, HPE Ultrium tape media supports all HPE and other brand Ultrium tape drives or tape libraries.
Up to 12 TB native capacity
Up to 30 TB compressed capacity
Supports transfer speeds up to 300 MB/sec or 1.1 TB per hour native
Available for all HPE and other brand Ultrium tape drives or tape libraries
Very low media cost per TB – maximize storage density within the data center
Hardware based encryption for compliance with FIPS 140-2 level 1 security standards
Linear Tape File System (LTFS) allows you to use your familiar Windows, Linux or Mac interface for accessing, managing, and sharing files.  Your LTO-8 tape drive looks like a hard disk drive!

Tested to Extremes to a level of specification unique to Hewlett Packard Enterprise.  Many test procedures required for HPE brand specification (eg. Load/unload, shoeshine tests, drop testing, environmental testing) are not required for LTO Ultrium logo award.

Feature HPE LTO-8 HH
Capacity – Native:    12 TB
Capacity - Compressed:    30 TB
Tranfer rate – native:    300 MB/s
Number of tracks:    6,656
Number of wraps:    208
Data channels:    32 (GMR head)
Tape length – total (data):    960 m
Tracks per data band:    32
Partitions:    4
Compression history buffer:    16 KB (2.5:1)
Cartridge memory size:    16 KB
Operating temperature:    50°F to 113°F (10°C to 45°C)
Day to day storage temperature:    60°F to 90°C (16°C to 32°C)
Archival stroage temperature:    41°F to 73°F (5°C to 23°C)
Maximum wet bulb temperature:    79°F (26°C)
Non condensing relative humidity:    10 to 80% (Operating) 20 to 60% (Archival)
Archival life:    30 years