HP 258266-001 SDLT 320 Tape Drive
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HP 258266-001 Storage Works SDLT 320 160GB(Native) / Refurbished

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Short Description:
258266-001 Storage Works SDLT 320 160 Gigabyte (GB) (Native) / 320 Gigabyte (GB) (Compressed) Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) Low Voltage Directive (LVD) Internal Tape Drive | Made by HP | Refurbished
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Data Transfer Rates and Performance

The HP 258266-001 Storage Works SDLT 320 tape drive is a high-performance storage device that uses a SCSI LVD interface to transfer data to and from a computer system. This tape drive has a native capacity of 160GB and can store up to 320GB of compressed data.

The data transfer rate of the SDLT 320 tape drive depends on several factors, including the speed of the SCSI bus, the size of the data blocks being transferred, and the compression ratio of the data being written to the tape. At its maximum transfer rate, this tape drive can transfer data at a rate of up to 16MB/s.

In terms of performance, the SDLT 320 tape drive is a reliable and high-quality storage solution. It is designed to meet the needs of businesses and organizations that require high-capacity, high-performance storage for backup and archival purposes. The SDLT 320 tape drive is also backward-compatible with earlier generations of SDLT tape drives, allowing users to easily upgrade their storage capacity without having to replace their existing tape drives.

Installation and Configuration

The installation and configuration of an HP 258266-001 Storage Works SDLT 320 tape drive involve several steps:

  • Prepare your computer: Ensure that your computer has an available SCSI LVD (Low Voltage Differential) interface and meets the minimum system requirements for the tape drive.
  • Physically install the tape drive: Power off your computer and disconnect it from the power source. Open the computer case and insert the SCSI interface card into an available PCI slot. Connect the SCSI cable to the interface card and to the SCSI port on the back of the tape drive. Secure the drive in the drive bay using the screws provided.
  • Configure the SCSI ID: The SCSI ID determines the unique address of the tape drive on the SCSI bus. Set the SCSI ID using the jumper settings on the back of the drive. Ensure that the SCSI ID is not in conflict with other devices on the SCSI bus.
  • Install the device driver: Install the device driver for the tape drive. This can usually be downloaded from the HP website or provided on a CD that came with the drive. Follow the instructions provided with the driver to install it on your computer.
  • Test the tape drive: Once the driver is installed, test the tape drive to ensure that it is working correctly. You can do this by using backup software that is compatible with the tape drive or by using the manufacturer's diagnostic software.
  • Configure backup software: If you plan to use the tape drive for backup, configure the backup software to recognize the tape drive and use it for backup and restore operations. Follow the instructions provided with the backup software to configure it.
Tape Drive Maintenance and Cleaning Procedures

The HP 258266-001 Storage Works SDLT 320 tape drive requires regular maintenance and cleaning to ensure reliable performance and prevent data loss. Here are some procedures to follow:

  • Regularly clean the drive heads: Use a cleaning cartridge designed for the SDLT 320 drive to remove debris and dust from the read/write heads. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the cleaning process, which typically involves inserting the cartridge and allowing the drive to run a cleaning cycle.
  • Keep the drive clean: Regularly dust and wipe down the exterior of the drive with a soft, lint-free cloth. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that could scratch the surface.
  • Replace worn or damaged parts: If any parts of the drive appear worn or damaged, such as the drive head, motor or belts, they should be replaced immediately to prevent further damage and ensure reliable operation.
  • Use high-quality media: Use high-quality tapes designed for the SDLT 320 drive to ensure reliable data storage and prevent damage to the drive.
  • Monitor performance: Keep track of the drive's performance over time and be on the lookout for any unusual noises, errors or performance issues. If any issues arise, address them immediately to prevent data loss.
General Information about this HP 258266-001
  • Manufacturer: HP
  • Part Number or SKU# 258266-001
  • Product Type: Tape Drive
Technical Information of HP Internal Tape Drive
  • Form Factor: Full-Height
  • Enclosure Type: Internal
  • Drive Bay: 5.25 Inch
  • Media Type: Data
  • Native Media Capacity: 160 GB
  • Compressed Media Capacity: 320 GB
  • Supported Media: Super DLT II
  • Data Transfer Rate (Maximum): 32 MBPS
  • Interface: SCSI
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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Refurbished products are typically refurbished by an Original Manufacturer or an affiliate of the manufacturer or 3rd party facility. This product may have minor blemishes due to normal product usage and doesn't necessarily come with documentation and software unless indicated, but has been well tested and generally has never had any defects.


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