HP 257319-B21 SDLT 320 Tape Drive
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HP 257319-B21 SDLT 320 160/320GB SCSI LVD Single Ended Refurbished

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257319-B21 SDLT 320 160/320 Gigabyte (GB) Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) Low Voltage Directive (LVD) Single Ended Internal Tape Drive | Made by HP | Refurbished
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Tape Drive Performance and Reliability

The HP 257319-B21 SDLT 320 tape drive is an older model tape drive that was released in 2003. It has a native storage capacity of 160GB and a compressed storage capacity of up to 320GB, with a transfer rate of up to 16MB/s.

In terms of performance, the SDLT 320 was considered one of the faster tape drives available at the time, with a relatively high transfer rate and fast access times. However, compared to modern tape drives, it may be slower and have lower storage capacity.

In terms of reliability, the SDLT 320 was designed to be a robust and durable tape drive, with a MTBF (mean time between failures) of 250,000 hours. It also has a number of built-in features to help ensure data integrity, such as automatic head cleaning, data compression, and error correction.

That being said, it is important to note that the HP 257319-B21 SDLT 320 tape drive is an older model, and may not be as reliable or perform as well as more modern tape drives. It may also be difficult to find replacement parts or support for this model, given its age.

Capacity and Data Transfer Rates

The HP 257319-B21 SDLT 320 tape drive is capable of storing up to 320GB of compressed data, or up to 160GB of uncompressed data, on a single tape cartridge.

The data transfer rate of this tape drive varies depending on whether it is using compressed or uncompressed data. For compressed data, the maximum transfer rate is 32MB/s, while for uncompressed data, the maximum transfer rate is 16MB/s.

The interface used by this tape drive is SCSI LVD (Low Voltage Differential) Single Ended, which is an older interface that was commonly used for connecting SCSI devices to computers. The maximum data transfer rate of this interface is 320MB/s, although the actual transfer rate achieved by the tape drive will depend on various factors such as the performance of the SCSI host adapter and the quality of the SCSI cables used.

It's worth noting that the HP 257319-B21 tape drive was first released in 2004, and is now considered an outdated technology. More modern tape drives typically have much higher capacities and faster data transfer rates, and may use interfaces such as SAS or Fibre Channel instead of SCSI.

Data Security and Encryption Options

The HP 257319-B21 SDLT 320 tape drive is an internal tape drive that is designed to provide backup and archiving capabilities for small to medium-sized businesses. The drive supports the SDLT 320 tape format, which offers a native capacity of 160GB and a compressed capacity of 320GB. The drive uses SCSI LVD (Low Voltage Differential) Single Ended interface to connect to the host system.

When it comes to data security and encryption, the HP 257319-B21 SDLT 320 tape drive offers a few options that can help protect the data stored on the tapes:

  • Data Encryption: The HP SDLT 320 tape drive supports hardware-based encryption, which is a secure method of protecting data. This feature uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm to encrypt data as it is written to the tape. AES is a widely recognized encryption standard that provides strong protection against unauthorized access to data.
  • WORM (Write Once Read Many) Support: The HP SDLT 320 tape drive also supports WORM functionality, which allows users to write data to the tape once and prevent it from being overwritten or deleted. This feature can be useful for businesses that need to comply with regulatory requirements for data retention.
  • Password Protection: The HP SDLT 320 tape drive supports password protection, which requires users to enter a password before they can access the data on the tape. This feature can help prevent unauthorized access to data.

General Information about this HP 257319-B21

  • Manufacturer: HP
  • Part Number or SKU# 257319-B21
  • Tape Type: SDLT 320
  • Product Type: Tape Drive

Technical Information of HP SDLT 320 Tape Drive

  • Drive Interface: SCSI
  • Form Factor: Internal
  • Native Storage Capacity: 160 GB
  • Compressed Storage Capacity: 320 GB
  • Maximum Native Data Transfer Rate: 16 MBPS
  • Maximum Compressed Data Transfer Rate: 32 MBPS

Dimensions & Weight for this HP SCSI Tape Drive

  • Drive Width: 5.25 Inch
  • Height: 3.4 Inch
  • Width: 5.8 Inch
  • Depth: 8.4 Inch
  • Weight (Approximate): 5.25 lb
Product Condition:
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