Product overview of the HP C7977A
The C7977A HP 6TB (Native) / 15TB (Compressed) LTO7 Ultrium Tape Media Cartridge is a data storage solution designed by HP. This cartridge is designed to meet the demands of data-intensive applications in organizations that require high-capacity storage solutions for their data. In this article, we will discuss the C7977A HP 6TB (Native) / 15TB (Compressed) LTO7 Ultrium Tape Media Cartridge in detail.
LTO (Linear Tape-Open) technology is a magnetic tape data storage technology. This technology was developed jointly by Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Quantum in the late 1990s. The LTO technology is used for backing up and archiving large amounts of data. The LTO Ultrium format is the most widely used in the world, with over 400 million cartridges sold and over 6 million tape drives installed.
The C7977A HP 6TB (Native) / 15TB (Compressed) LTO7 Ultrium Tape Media Cartridge has a native capacity of 6TB, which can be increased to 15TB using compression. The native capacity of a tape cartridge refers to the amount of data that can be stored on the tape without compression, while the compressed capacity refers to the amount of data that can be stored on the tape with compression. Compression is a process that reduces the size of data to be stored, allowing more data to be stored on a single tape.
The C7977A HP 6TB (Native) / 15TB (Compressed) LTO7 Ultrium Tape Media Cartridge is compatible with all LTO Ultrium 7 tape drives. The cartridge is also backward compatible with LTO Ultrium 6 tape drives, but with reduced capacity. Backward compatibility refers to the ability of a device to use older technology.
The C7977A HP 6TB (Native) / 15TB (Compressed) LTO7 Ultrium Tape Media Cartridge has a maximum data transfer rate of 300MB/s (native). This means that data can be transferred at a rate of 300 megabytes per second without compression. With compression, the data transfer rate can be increased up to 750MB/s. The data transfer rate is the rate at which data is transferred from the tape cartridge to the tape drive.
The C7977A HP 6TB (Native) / 15TB (Compressed) LTO7 Ultrium Tape Media Cartridge has a life span of up to 30 years, making it a reliable long-term data storage solution. The cartridge is designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, such as temperature and humidity fluctuations, dust, and magnetic fields. This makes the cartridge suitable for use in a variety of environments, including data centers and remote locations.
The C7977A HP 6TB (Native) / 15TB (Compressed) LTO7 Ultrium Tape Media Cartridge has a built-in encryption feature that protects the data stored on the cartridge. The encryption feature uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm, which is a widely recognized encryption standard. This ensures that data stored on the tape cartridge is secure and cannot be accessed by unauthorized individuals.
The C7977A HP 6TB (Native) / 15TB (Compressed) LTO7 Ultrium Tape Media Cartridge is a cost-effective solution for organizations that need to store large amounts of data. The cartridge has a low cost per gigabyte compared to other storage solutions, such as solid-state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives (HDDs).
General Information about the HP C7977A
- Manufacturer: HP
- Model Number or SKU# C7977A
- Product Type: Data Cartridge
- Tape Technology: LTO-7
- Compressed Storage Capacity: 15 TB
- Native Storage Capacity: 6.25 TB
- Maximum Native Data Transfer Rate: 315 MB/S
- Maximum Compressed Data Transfer Rate: 750 MB/S
- Tape Length: 2775.59 FT
- Media Formats: Rewritable
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A data storage device that uses magnetic tape to read and write data is called a tape drive. For offline and archival data storage purposes, magnetic tape data storage comes out most-preferred among storage mediums. Tape media commonly possess favorable unit cost and high archival durability. According to some manufacturers, tape storage can last up to 30 years. However, LTO tapes are susceptible to storage conditions. Thus, you can count on the 30-year life-span if you deploy the drives in ideal storage conditions, including a constant temperature of approximately 70°F and 40% relative humidity.
A tape library in data storage is a collection of tape drives and magnetic tape cartridges. A tape library (in some cases) is home to hundreds or even thousands of tape drives and cartridges. In the library, there are multiple tapes for data reading and writing. Also, you'll find enclosures for mounting and unmounting cartridges, barcodes, and access ports for entering and removing tapes.
What is Linear Tape Open (LTO)?
Linear Tape Open (LTO), otherwise called the LTO Ultrium format, is a sturdy, scalable, versatile open tape format developed for maximum storage density, high capacity, and top performance. It is the most successful tape format ever made with over 5.6 million drives, 370,870 Billion GB of media capacity, and 351,732,245 cartridges sold.
Advantages of Magnetic Tape Drive Media
Magnetic tape drive media comes with many more benefits than other storage mediums; here is a handful of them.
High Capacity and Flexibility
The recording density of magnetic tape remains on the rise, and there has been confirmation of next-generation technologies— a feature that has almost reached its limits in hard disks. By making the tape longer and thinner, you can increase the capacity of the tape drive.
A Perfect Long-term Storage Solution
As mentioned earlier, magnetic tape drives can last up to 30 years, while hard disks can only manage a few years. With lower failure and error rates, it remains the best platform for storing data for longer periods.
With the magnetic tape media, the problems of hacking, theft, and blackouts are wholly erased as the tape stores its data offline.
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