HP Launches StorageWorks Ultrium 960 Data Backup Tape Drive Systems

HP has introduced its new mass storage data backup system, HP StorageWorks Ultrium 960 Tape Drive for Indian market featuring enhanced 800 GB data media, effectively doubling the capacity of its prevailing Ultrium tape backup drives.

hp-ultrium-960The HP StorageWorks Ultrium 960 Tape Drive represents HP’s third-generation of LTO tape drive technology. Positioned as the highest capacity drive in the StorageWorks family, the Ultrium 960 features an 800 GB compressed (2:1) storage capacity using new LTO 3 media.

HP claims that by doubling the capacity of current Ultrium drives, HP customers now require fewer data cartridges to meet their storage needs, significantly reducing their IT costs and increasing their ROI.

The Ultrium 960 also features a compressed (2:1) data transfer rate of 160 MB/s. Using a new 16-channel recording head, an Ultra320 SCSI interface, and increases in media tracks and bit density, the HP Ultrium 960 sets a new performance benchmark as the world’s fastest tape drive. For customers that continually experience shrinking backup windows, the Ultrium 960 is the ideal direct-attach backup storage solution for enterprise and mid-range server, as well as entry-level hard drive arrays.

Features & benefits

  • Ultrium Gen 3, 800 GB Storage Capacity: The Ultrium 960 tape drive is a high capacity drive that stores 800 GB on a single cartridge with 2:1 compression.
  • One 800 GB Data Media Included
  • Includes HP StorageWorks Data Protector Express Single Server Edition backup/recovery software and the HP StorageWorks Data Protector Express Bare Metal Disaster Recovery option.
  • WORM Capacity

The HP StorageWorks Ultrium 960 also represents HP’s first tape drive solution to deliver support for Write-Once, Read-Many (WORM) media. This feature allows customers to implement a cost-effective solution to secure, manage, and archive compliant data records to meet stringent industry regulations. HP customers can now manage all of their backup and archiving data protection needs with just one drive.

More details about HP Ultrium 960 tape backup drive can be found here.

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