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HPE LTO 7 Tape, 6/15TB (C7977A)


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 seven 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), LTO-7 (15 TB) – and with transfer speeds of up to 2.5 TB/hr for LTO-7, there is a platform for every need and budget.

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  • Part Number: C7977A
  • DOT Part Number: HPC7977A
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 lbs
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Highest Capacity and Performance of any Comparable Tape Technology
HPE LTO-7 Ultrium can write or read data at a blistering 2.5 TB/hour, storing, encrypting and protecting up to 15 TB on a single cartridge, making it the big hitter in large-scale, 24x7, mission-critical IT environments.
A 64% increase in the number of tracks and a 25% increase in bit density has permitted an increase in capacity from 6.25 TB for LTO-6 to 15 TB to LTO-7: from 2,176 tracks for LTO-6 to 3,584 tracks for 7th generation HPE LTO-7 Ultrium 15 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.
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.
Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) version provides tamperproof, compliant data storage.
Data encryption for enhanced data security on HP LTO-4, LTO-5, LTO-6 and LTO-7 Ultrium. Compliance with FIPS 140-2 level 1 security standards.
Value for money
Standardizing on HPE LTO 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.

 Recording technology


  • LTO-7 Ultrium
  • 15TB
  • Compressed 2.5:1
  • Supported
Media format
  • Re-writable
Media labeling
  • Write-on Labels in box
Quantity per Package
  • 1
Read speed, media
  • 700 MB/sec
Archival life
  • 30 years
Product color
  • Slate Blue
Tape length
  • 960 m
Tape width
  • 12.65 mm
Tape thickness
  • 5.6 um
Base material
  • Barium Ferrite
Data tracks
  • 3584
Magnetic coercivity
  • 2850 Oe
Drive compatibility
  • Storage Media Compatibility Matrix
Drive compatibility url

Operating requirements


Operating temperature range
  • 50° to 113° F (10° to 45° C)
Day-to-day storage temperature
  • 60° to 90° F (16° to 32° C)
Long term storage temperature
  • 41° to 73° F (5° to 23° C)
Operating maximum wet bulb temperature
  • 79° F (26° C)
Operating humidity range
  • 10 to 80% (Operating)
Storage humidity
  • 20 to 60% (Archival)

Dimensions and weight


Minimum dimensions (W x D x H)
  • 11.3 x 2.79 x 11.1 cm
Minimum dimensions (W x D x H)
  • 4.45 x 1.1 x 4.37 in
  • 0.27 kg
  • 0.6 lb

What's included


  • LTO-7 Ultrium 15 TB RW Data Cartridge
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
What's in the box
  • Contains (1) HPE LTO-7 Ultrium 15 TB RW Data Cartridge. Write-on label only. No bar code label.