Product overview of the HP C7980A
The C7980A HP 160/320GB Super DLT Tape Cartridge is a data storage solution that provides high capacity, fast access, and reliability for businesses and individuals. In this article, we will explore the features, benefits, and applications of this tape cartridge in detail.
A tape cartridge is a small, portable device that stores data in a magnetic tape. It is widely used for backing up and archiving data, as it is cost-effective and provides a long-term storage solution. Tape cartridges come in different capacities, speeds, and formats, and can be used with different types of tape drives.
Super DLT stands for Super Digital Linear Tape, which is an advanced version of Digital Linear Tape (DLT) technology. It is developed by Quantum Corporation and is used by several vendors, including HP. Super DLT tape cartridges provide high capacity and fast access, making them suitable for data-intensive applications.
- High capacity: The cartridge has a native capacity of 160GB and a compressed capacity of 320GB. This means that it can store a large amount of data in a single cartridge, reducing the need for multiple tapes.
- Fast access: The tape drive can read and write data at a speed of up to 16MB/s, providing fast access to data. This is especially useful for large files or databases.
- Reliability: The tape cartridge has a long archival life of up to 30 years, making it a reliable storage solution for long-term data retention. It also has a high MTBF (mean time between failures) of 1 million head passes, ensuring that it can handle frequent use without malfunctioning.
- Compatibility: The cartridge is compatible with most Super DLT tape drives, including HP, Quantum, and IBM drives. This ensures that it can be used with existing tape drives, reducing the need for hardware upgrades.
- Cost-effective: Tape cartridges are more cost-effective than other storage solutions, such as hard drives or solid-state drives. They also require less maintenance and have a longer lifespan, reducing the overall cost of ownership.
- Secure: Tape cartridges are a secure storage solution, as they can be physically removed from the device and stored in a separate location. This reduces the risk of data loss due to theft, hacking, or natural disasters.
- Scalable: Tape cartridges are a scalable storage solution, as they can be easily added or removed as needed. This allows businesses to expand their storage capacity without investing in new hardware.
- Compliant: Tape cartridges are compliant with several regulatory requirements, such as HIPAA, SOX, and PCI DSS. This ensures that businesses can store and retain data in a compliant manner.
General Information about the HP C7980A
- Manufacturer: HP
- Model Number or SKU# C7980A
- Product Type: Tape Cartridge
- Cartridge Type : Data Cartridge
- Tape Technology : Super Dlt - SDLT-320
- Storage Capacity : 220GB Native 320GB Compressed
- Recording Method : Serpentine Linear
- Compatibility : SDLT320 Drive
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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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