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HP StoreEver 1/8 G2 LTO-4 1760 SAS Tape Autoloader (AK377B)


The HP StoreEver 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader provides cost-effective, easy-to-install, unattended automated tape storage ideal for archiving and for entry-level or remote office automated data backup. The autoloader combines incredible storage density and tape library features into a compact 1U form factor.



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  • Part Number: AK377B
  • DOT Part Number: HPAK377B
  • Shipping Weight: 34.6 lbs
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Capable of up to 50 TB of compressed capacity in only a 1U form factor, the autoloader is well equipped to offer room for uncertain data growth. Web-based remote management offers the capability to quickly and easily access, configure, monitor, and troubleshoot the autoloader that will reduce dependencies on local IT staff while allowing multiple sites to be supported centrally. Protect confidential business information with native encryption, ensuring that if a tape is lost or stolen your data is protected from unauthorized access. Proactively monitor utilization, operational performance, as well as life and health information for both the drive and media with HP TapeAssure.

Exceptional Storage Density. 
Up to 50 TB of compressed capacity in only a 1U form factor using an LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 tape drive, which is more than double the capacity of LTO-5 tape autoloaders. Up to 160 MB/s - 1.44 TB/hr compressed performance, which is 44% faster than the LTO-5 tape autoloaders. Long term data archiving with a specified 30 year media shelf life in normal ambient conditions.
Easy to Manage and Use. 
LTFS provides a self-describing file system on a HP LTO-5 cartridge, which enables the combined archiving benefits of application independence, transportability and protection from obsolescence. HP StoreOpen Automation is a free downloadable application that extends the LTFS capability to HP Autoloaders, HP MSL and ESL Tape Libraries. Each autoloader includes one mail slot, two removable 4-slot magazines for bulk loading of media, and a convenient bulk storage unit for moving media offsite. The bar code reader provides faster inventory times and facilitates tracking of media. Access, configure, monitor, and troubleshoot the 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader with the web-based remote management feature reducing the need for remote office IT staff.
Full Featured. 
Proactively monitor drive and media utilization, operational performance, life and health information for drive and media with TapeAssure. Offers high level encryption capability with the HP 1/8 G2 Encryption Kit. It is quickly installed into an LTO-6, LTO-5 or LTO-4 Ultrium autoloader and maintains up to 100 encryption keys ensuring data privacy to secure confidential business information for tape cartridges located on or off site.


Capacity 12.8TB Compressed 2:1; 6.4TB Native
Encryption Capability AES 256-bit
Form Factor 1U
Host interface 3 Gb/sec SAS
Number of Cartridge Slots 8
Product dimensions (W x D x H) 18.9 x 31.7 x 1.7
Transfer Rate 576 GB/hr; Compressed 2:1
Weight ( Imperial ) 25.04 lb
Weight ( Metric ) 11.36 kg


Extended specifications


Technical Information
Number of Cartridge Slots 8
Number of Mail Slots 1
Recording Method Linear Serpentine
Number of Drives Installed 1
Native Storage Capacity 6.40 TB
Drive Type LTO-4
Compressed Storage Capacity 12.80 TB
Barcode Reader Yes
Maximum Native Data Transfer Rate 81.92 MBps
Maximum Compressed Data Transfer Rate 163.84 MBps
Encryption Yes


Storage Media
Formats Supported LTO-4 (Read/Write)
LTO-3 (Read/Write)
LTO-2 (Read)




Power Description
Input Voltage 110 V AC
220 V AC


Physical Characteristics
Form Factor Rack-mountable
Rack Height 1U
Height 1.7"
Width 19"
Depth 31.9"
Weight (Approximate) 25.40 lb


Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS 2