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C7980A HP 160/320GB Super DLT Tape Cartridge Refurbished

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C7980A HP 160/320GB Super DLT Tape Cartridge | Refurbished
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

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

Technical Information

  • Cartridge Type : Data Cartridge
  • Tape Technology : Super Dlt - SDLT-320
  • Storage Capacity : 220GB Native 320GB Compressed
  • Recording Method : Serpentine Linear
  • Compatibility : SDLT320 Drive
Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

About Refurbished Products

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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