The EH978A is an internal tape drive from HP designed for businesses and enterprises that require reliable data backup and archiving solutions. This drive is part of the Ultrium 920 LTO-3 series, which features high-speed data transfer rates, large storage capacities, and robust security features. In this article, we will explain in detail the key features, specifications, and benefits of the EH978A HP 400/800 GB LTO3 Ultrium920 SAS Int Tape Drive.
The EH978A is a high-performance tape drive that can store up to 800GB of compressed data and up to 400GB of native data on a single cartridge. This drive uses the Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology, which is a widely adopted standard for tape backup and archiving. LTO-3 drives offer significant improvements over previous generations, including faster data transfer rates, higher storage capacities, and better reliability.
The EH978A is an internal drive, which means it is installed directly into a server or storage system. It uses the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface, which is a fast and reliable method of connecting the drive to the host system. The drive has a half-height (HH) form factor, which makes it ideal for use in servers with limited space.
- High-speed data transfer rates: The EH978A can transfer data at a rate of up to 80MB/s for compressed data and up to 40MB/s for native data. This makes it ideal for businesses that need to backup or archive large amounts of data quickly.
- Large storage capacity: The EH978A can store up to 800GB of compressed data and up to 400GB of native data on a single cartridge. This means businesses can backup or archive a large amount of data using fewer tapes, which reduces storage costs.
- Robust security features: The EH978A includes hardware-based encryption, which ensures that data is protected from unauthorized access. The drive also supports the WORM (Write Once Read Many) function, which prevents data from being overwritten or deleted, making it ideal for compliance requirements.
- Half-height form factor: The EH978A has a half-height form factor, which makes it ideal for use in servers with limited space. This also makes it easier to install and maintain.
- Scalability: The EH978A can be easily integrated into existing backup and archiving systems, making it a scalable solution for growing businesses.
- Drive type: Internal tape drive
- Interface: Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
- Form factor: Half-height (HH)
- Capacity: Up to 800GB compressed, up to 400GB native
- Data transfer rate: Up to 80MB/s compressed, up to 40MB/s native
- Encryption: Hardware-based encryption
- WORM support: Yes
- Compatibility: Compatible with a wide range of operating systems and backup software
- Reliable backup and archiving: The EH978A is a reliable solution for backing up and archiving data. The LTO technology used in the drive ensures that data is stored safely and can be retrieved quickly when needed.
- Cost-effective: The large storage capacity of the EH978A means that businesses can backup or archive a large amount of data
General Information about the HP EH978A
- Manufacturer: HP
- Model Number or SKU# EH978A
- Product Type : Tape Drive
- Interface Type : SAS
- Tape Type : LTO- 3 Ultrium 920
- Native Drive Capacity : 400GB
- Enclosure Type : Internal
- Recording Method : Linear Serpentine
- Compressed Drive Capacity : 800GB
- Interfaces/Ports : 1 X SAS
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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