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HP LTO-1 Ultrium storage media

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HP 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 innovation and widen customer choice in terms of performance, capacity, and form factor. Backed by HP’s exhaustive media qualification process, HP Ultrium data cartridges support all HP and non-HP Ultrium tape devices.

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Specifications Table

ProductMust be ordered from HP in multiples ofCompressed Capacity*Part Number
HP LTO-1 Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge20200 GBHP C7971A
HP LTO-1 Ultrium 200 GB Eco Case Data Cartridge (5 pack)4200 GBHP C7971AG
HP LTO-1 Ultrium 200 GB 20 pk. Min Ord = 100 Cartridges Custom Labelled Data Cartridge5**200 GBHP C7971AL
HP LTO-1 Ultrium 200 GB HP LTO-Non-Custom Labelled Data Cartridge (20 pack)1200 GBHP C7971AN


  • Perfect for small business server backup
  • 1st generation HP Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridges are perfect for small and medium sized organisations looking to improve the effectiveness of their backup. Those businesses will benefit from a low cost per GB provided by open standards. Quality is assured by the HP Brand specification – the industry’s most demanding media quality standard. In a HP LTO-1 Ultrium 232 tape drive, the media is capable of backing up 115 GB/hr in compressed mode.
  • 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).
  • HP 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.
  • HP warrants LTO Ultrium cartridges for up to 30 years archival life and/or 260 full backups. This ensures businesses can meet the ever-increasing demands of regulation for data retention and archiving.
  • Standardizing on HP LTO Ultrium delivers the capacity to meet shrinking backup windows with extra performance and capacity.
  • Open standard technology ensures compatibility across product generations and gives you more choice. LTO-1 cartridges are available as non-labeled, Custom Labeled, Non-Custom Labeled and Eco Case versions to fit with your data centre management criteria.

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