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HP Super DLTtapeTM 160GB/320GB (C7980A)


Each HP SDLTtape I has a capacity of 110GB native and 220GB compressed, or 160GB native and 320GB compressed depending on the tape drive specifications. The tape is packaged in a clear plastic case.

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  • Part Number: C7980A
  • DOT Part Number: HPC7980A
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 lbs
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     Capacities range from 40 GB to 600 GB compressed, with sustained transfer rates from          1.5 MB/sec to 72 MB/sec          
  •  High capacity and low cost per GB for existing DLT/SDLT users
  • A thinner magnetic recording layer and a 40% smaller particle size achieves the highest capacity and lowest cost per GB in mid-range storage. Laser guided magnetic technology increases the number of tracks available for recording.
  • Ultra-reliable
  • DLTSage data management allows you to monitor media and drive diagnostics to pre-empt and prevent backup system errors caused by tapes and drives which are nearing the end of their working lives.
  • HP's media laboratory test both media and drives to a unique level of specification, including load/unload, shoeshine, drop testing and environmental stress testing
  • HP warrants DLT/SDLT cartridges for up to 30 years archival life and 1 million passes, regardless of the drive you use. This ensures businesses can meet the ever-increasing demands of regulation for data retention and archiving
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  • Standardizing on HP DLT/SDLT delivers the capacity to meet shrinking backup windows and interchangeable RW or WORM media without extra space or IT resource overhead.
  • Industry standard technology ensures compatibility across HP and non-HP drives, with scalable capacity and performance. Cartridges are available as Custom Labeled, Non-Custom Labeled and non-labeled versions to fit with your data centre management criteria


Technical Specifications

Media capacity compressed 320 GB
Recording technology SDLT
Tape thickness 9 um
Media labeling Non-Labeled
Media durability 1,000,000 passes
Drive compatibility url
Base material Metal Particle
Archival life 30 years
Capacity 320 GB Compressed 2:1; 160 GB Native; Supported
Tape width 12.7 mm
Magnetic coercivity 1900 Oe
Tape width 0.5 in
Bit density 193 kbpi
Media capacity native 160 GB
Tape length 559 m
Media format Rewritable media
Drive compatibility Storage Media Compatibility Matrix
Data tracks 448
Relative humidities
Storage humidity 40% - 80%
Operating humidity range 20% - 80%
Operating temperature range 10º - 45º C
Long term storage temperature 18º - 28º C
Day-to-day storage temperature 16º - 32º C


Limited lifetime warranty