Durability and Reliability
The 378468-002 HP 200/400GB LTO-2 Ultrium 448 Ext Tape Drive is a durable and reliable tape drive that is designed to provide long-lasting performance in demanding environments.
- Durability: The tape drive is built with high-quality materials and components that are designed to withstand the rigors of frequent use. The drive mechanism is designed to be durable and resistant to wear and tear, ensuring that it can withstand the demands of daily use without fail.
- Reliability: The 378468-002 HP tape drive is designed to be highly reliable, with a low failure rate. The drive's advanced error correction technology helps to ensure that data is always readable and accurate, even in the event of a minor malfunction. Additionally, the drive is designed to be easy to maintain, with a simple user interface that makes it easy to troubleshoot and diagnose any issues.
- Compatibility: The drive is compatible with LTO-2 Ultrium 448 tapes and can store up to 400GB of data per tape, making it a great option for businesses that need to store large amounts of data. The drive also has a high data transfer rate, allowing for fast data backup and recovery. This makes the drive ideal for businesses that need to store and backup large amounts of data quickly and efficiently.
Data Transfer Speeds
The 378468-002 HP 200/400GB LTO-2 Ultrium 448 Ext Tape Drive is a high-performance tape drive that is capable of transferring data at speeds of up to 40MB/s (320Mbps) in compressed mode and 20MB/s (160Mbps) in uncompressed mode. This means that it can quickly and efficiently transfer large amounts of data, making it ideal for backup and archiving applications. The Ultrium 448 technology used in the drive also provides advanced data compression capabilities, which can further increase the speed and efficiency of data transfers. Additionally, the drive supports a variety of data transfer modes, including streaming, sequential, and random access, which allows it to handle a wide range of data transfer tasks.
Power and Connectivity Options
- Power Options: The HP 200/400GB LTO-2 Ultrium 448 Ext Tape Drive requires an AC power source to operate. It can be powered through an internal power supply or through an external power supply that is connected to the drive through a power cord.
- Connectivity Options: The drive can be connected to a computer or server through a SCSI or Fibre Channel interface. This allows for data transfer between the drive and the host computer at high speeds. The drive also has a USB interface for connecting to a computer for data backup and restore operations.
- Compatibility: This tape drive is compatible with a wide range of operating systems including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It can also be used with various backup software applications, making it a versatile option for businesses and organizations of all sizes.
- Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
- MPN: 378468-002
- Type: Tape Drive
- Tape Drive Type: Tape Storage
- SKU: 378468-002
- Tape Type: LTO-2 Ultrium 448
- Native Storage Capacity: 200GB
- Enclosure Type: External
- Compressed Storage Capacity: 400GB
- SCSI Signaling Type: Differential (LVD)
- Interfaces/Ports: SCSI
About Refurbished Products
Media preservation has come a long way, and the methods of storing data over the years are ever-changing. However, one method had stood out since its invention in 1949; and that's tape storage. If you are looking for durability, low cost, longevity, energy efficiency, density, and scalability, then investing in tape storage is a smart move. Thanks to our vast collection of tape drive storage devices, you are all covered when this is what you need. Depending on your budget and storage needs, you can choose from categories including LTO - 5 Lib Expansion, LTO - 5 Rack Mount, LTO - 5 Library, LTO - 6 Library, LTO - 6 Rack Mount, LTO - 6 Lib Expansion, LTO - 6 Internal, LTO - 6 External, LTO - 6 Auto Loader, Magstar Internal, SDLT 220 External, SDLT 220 Internal, SDLT 320 External, SDLT 320 Loader, SDLT 320 Internal, SDLT 600 External, SDLT 600 Internal, SDLT 600 Loader, Storageworks Internal, Storageworks Library, Travan 10-20GB Internal, and Travan 20-40GB Internal. Tape drives present an excellent means to write data to storage and hold onto data for a couple of decades. They make an ideal medium for long-term storage and backups.
What is Tape Storage?
A tape drive is a storage device designed to store data on magnetic tape. It is primarily used for backup and archiving purposes. It functions like a tape recorder in recording data on a loop of a flexible celluloid-like medium that is readable and erasable. Tape drives operate in two ways. The first uses a linear tape technology where the heads never touch the tape or a regular helical scan where the playback and recording heads touch the tape.
Choosing a Tape Drive; Buying Guide
There are countless tape drives available on the market today; these few considerations will keep you on track when choosing one.
You'd want to go for a tape drive with the ability to complete a tape backup within your window of possibility. For instance, back up 400GB will call for a transfer rate of approximately 30GB/hour.
Tape drive manufacturers are always known to specify the drive's Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF). Check this vital information to measure the reliability of the drive. A typical example is the Travan tape drive with an MTBF of 370,000 hours at a 20% duty cycle, and running the drive longer will reduce its reliability. Depending on your needs, you can tell if this tape drive is the best or not.
A tape drive should have the capacity to store your backups, and well come at the right price. The price of the drive is a function of capacity and performance. There are continuous modifications in tape capacity; the largest capacity is always a high price. However, it would help if you considered how much value-for-money the tape drive will give you. Depending on your budget and needs, you may prefer capacity over performance and vice versa.
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