HP EH841A 400/800GB LTO - 3 Internal Tape Drive Tape Storage
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Why EH841A HP 400/800GB LTO3 Ultrium 920 SCSI/LVD is the best?

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EH841A 400/800GB (Gigabyte) Linear Tape-Open (LTO) 3 Ultrium 920 Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) Low Voltage Differential (LVD) Internal Half Height (HH) Tape Drive | Made by HP | Refurbished

Interface Types of This Product: Tape Storage LTO - 3 Internal

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We are giving specifications below, why one should consider procuring HP LTO - 3 Internal Tape Storage Tape Drive features, a general overview, description, performance specification, relevant images, a competitive price infographic, and technical information about the EH841A model with compatibility.

Key Features and Benefits

The EH841A HP 400/800GB LTO3 Ultrium 920 SCSI/LVD Internal HH Tape Drive is a high-performance tape drive that offers several key features and benefits for data storage and backup. Some of the main features and benefits include:

  • High storage capacity: With a maximum storage capacity of 800GB (compressed) on a single tape cartridge, the EH841A provides ample space for large data sets and backup files.
  • Fast data transfer rates: The drive supports data transfer rates of up to 80MB/s (compressed) for quick and efficient data backups and restores.
  • Reliability and durability: The LTO3 Ultrium 920 technology used in the drive is designed for long-term data preservation and reliability, with a mean time between failures (MTBF) of over 300,000 hours.
  • Easy to use: The drive is easy to install and use, with a simple SCSI/LVD interface that can be integrated into existing storage systems.
  • Advanced data security: The drive includes hardware-based data encryption to protect sensitive data from unauthorized access.
  • Low power consumption: The drive is designed for energy efficiency, with low power consumption to help reduce operating costs.

Compatibility and System Requirements

The EH841A HP 400/800GB LTO3 Ultrium 920 SCSI/LVD Internal HH Tape Drive is compatible with a variety of systems and operating environments. It is designed to work with HP ProLiant servers and StorageWorks tape libraries, as well as other SCSI-enabled systems.

The system requirements for the EH841A include:

  • SCSI host bus adapter and cabling
  • A minimum of 64MB of memory
  • A minimum of 20MB of free disk space
  • A supported operating system, such as Windows Server, Linux, or HP-UX
  • A supported backup software application

In terms of physical requirements, the EH841A is a half-height tape drive that is designed to fit in a standard 5.25-inch drive bay. It has a data transfer rate of up to 24MB/s and supports LTO-3 Ultrium 920 tapes with a capacity of up to 800GB (compressed) or 400GB (native).

Data Backup and Recovery

The EH841A HP 400/800GB LTO3 Ultrium 920 SCSI/LVD Internal HH Tape Drive is a high-performance data backup and recovery solution designed for use in enterprise-level environments. It uses LTO3 (Linear Tape-Open 3) technology, which provides a storage capacity of up to 800GB per tape and a transfer rate of up to 80MB/s. The drive is connected to a computer or server via a SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) or LVD (Low Voltage Differential) interface.

The drive is designed to be used in a tape library or autoloader and can be used to backup and recover data from various types of servers and storage systems. It features a high-speed data compression algorithm that allows it to store more data on a single tape, reducing the number of tapes required for backups.

The drive also includes advanced features such as data encryption, data verification, and a built-in barcode reader for easy identification and tracking of tapes. Additionally, the drive is designed to be compatible with a wide range of backup and recovery software, making it easy to integrate into existing systems.

General Information

  • Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
  • MPN: EH841A
  • Type: Tape Drive
  • Tape Drive Type: Tape Storage
  • SKU: EH841A
  • Tape Type : LTO-3
  • Native Drive Capacity : 400GB
  • Interface Type : SCSI
  • Enclosure Type : Internal

Technical Features

  • Compressed Drive Capacity : 800GB
  • Native Data Transfer Rate : 60 MBPS
  • Compressed Data Transfer Rate : 120 MBPS
  • SCSI Signaling Type : Differential (LVD)
  • Form Factor : 5.25 X 1/2H

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width: 5.7 Inch
  • Depth: 8.1 Inch
  • Height: 1.6 Inch
  • Weight: 3.2 Lbs

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.

Tape Storage

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.

Transfer rate

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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