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HPE LTO 6 Tape 2.5/6.25TB (MP) (C7976A)


The 6th generation HPE LTO 6 Tape 6.25 TB MP RW Data Cartridge combines high capacity, low cost per GB and AES-256 encryption, reinforced by the HPE Brand specification – the industry’s most demanding media quality standard.

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  • Part Number: C7976A
  • DOT Part Number: HPC7976A
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 lbs
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  • Highest Capacity and Performance of any Comparable Tape Technology
  • HPE LTO-6 Ultrium can write or read data at a blistering 1.4 TB/hour, storing, encrypting and protecting up to 3 TB on a single cartridge, making it the big hitter in large-scale, 24x7, mission-critical IT environments.
  • A 70% increase in the number of tracks has increase the bit density, allowing more data to be recorded in the same amount of tape: from 1,280 tracks for LTO-5 to 2,176 tracks for 6th generation HPE LTO-6 Ultrium 6.25 TB cartridges.
  • LTO Ultrium cartridge memory chip delivers faster access time and enhanced media monitoring.
  • First time restore ensured with fewer media failures and disrupted backups, regardless of duty cycle or environmental conditions.
  • Ultra-reliable
  • Superior 'smart grabber' mechanism and mechanical interlock to prevent the leader pin from being pulled inside the tape housing. Sensors detect proper connection and prevent leader loss that would ruin the tape.
  • Simplified tape path to reduce wear and tear and build up of and debris (important in automation).
  • HPE brand qualification test procedures (load/unload, shoeshine, drop testing and environmental stress testing) go far beyond what is required for the LTO Ultrium logo. This ensures maximum reliability for restoring your data.
  • HPE warrants LTO Ultrium cartridges for up to 30 years archival life. This ensures businesses can meet the ever-increasing demands of regulation for data retention and archiving.
  • Secure
  • Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) version provides tamperproof, compliant data storage.
  • Data encryption for enhanced data security on HPE LTO-4, LTO-5 and LTO-6 Ultrium. Compliance with FIPS 140-2 level 1 security standards.
  • Value for money
  • Standardizing on HPE LTO-5 or LTO-6 Ultrium delivers the capacity to meet shrinking backup windows, industry-standard, AES 256-bit encryption (IEEE1619.1), and interchangeable RW or WORM media; without extra space or IT resource overhead.
  • Open standard technology ensures compatibility across product generations and gives you more choice. Cartridges are available as Custom Labeled, Non-Custom Labeled (both Custom and Non Custom include RFID options from LTO-4 onwards) and non-labeled versions.
  •  Exhaustively tested, HPE LTO Ultrium cartridges meet all your demands for maximum reliability when restoring data, offering high storage density, ease of management and scalable storage and backup performance. Covering six generations of capacity - LTO-1 (200 GB), LTO-2 (400 GB), LTO-3 (800 GB), LTO-4 (1.6 TB), LTO-5 (3 TB), LTO-6 (6.25 TB) – and with transfer speeds of up to 1.4 TB/hr for LTO-6, there is a platform for every need and budget. From LTO-3 onwards, LTO Ultrium WORM cartridges enable the creation of compliant, permanent and tamperproof archives. From LTO-4 onwards, secure AES-256 encryption provides even higher levels of data security and compliance with the most stringent industry regulations to prevent unauthorized data access. From LTO-5 onwards, LTO Ultrium Linear Tape File System makes using tape as easy, flexible, portable and intuitive as using other removable and sharable media, such as a USB drive.

Technical Specifications

Media capacity compressed Up to 6.25 GB
Recording technology LTO-6 Ultrium
Tape thickness 6.4 um
Media labeling Write-on Labels in box
Base material Metal Particle
Archival life 30 years
Capacity 6.25TB; Compressed 2.5:1; Supported
Read speed, media 400 MB/sec
Tape width 12.65 mm
Magnetic coercivity 2500-2700 Oe
Tape width 0.49803 in
Bit density 343 kbits/inch
Media capacity native GB
Tape length 846 m
Media format Re-writable
Data tracks 2176
Drive compatibility Storage Media Compatibility Matrix
Relative humidities
Storage humidity 20 to 60% (Archival)
Operating humidity range 10 to 80% (Operating)
Operating temperature range 50° to 113° F (10° to 45° C)
Long term storage temperature 41° to 73° F (5° to 23° C)
Day-to-day storage temperature 60° to 90° F (16° to 32° C)



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