- 500GB - 5TB Tapes
- Dock in USB 3.0 internal and External
Backup, Restore and long term Archiving
The HDD-based media is ideal for backup, restore and long term archiving tasks. It is an affordable solution for SOHOs and smaller SMBs. With capacities from 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB to 5TB, the HDD-based RDX media fits perfect in every individual environment.
Backup and Recovery
If RDX is used as a backup and recovery device, as a rule of thumb, the capacity of RDX media chosen should be at least double the size of the capacity of data to be backed up. This includes the assumption of implementing an incremental backup strategy or using deduplication. RDX is supported by all major backup software vendors.
Long Term Archiving
A 10 years archival life and unlimited compatibility of drive- and media-generations are the best prerequisite for long term archiving of your data, like customer records, financial files or business documents, but also videos, photos or music.
The HDD-based RDX media is also best for storing, sharing and moving all business data. The rugged cartridge design makes it easy to distribute data by regular post or courier services from one office to the other.
A perfect fit
The HDD-based RDX media is a universal storage device, which fits in almost every application.
All the RDX Media is compatible with RDX docks. You never have to upgrade your RDX dock to take benefit from the newer RDX Technology
|Capacity||500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB or 5TB|
|Transfer Rate Average sustained||USB 3.0 -- Up to 120MB/s, SATA III -- Up to 120MB/s|
|Average access time||<15 ms|
|Supported file systems||NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, ex2, ex3, ex4 and Mac OS Extended (HFS Plus)|
|Media load-/ unload||5,000 insertion/ removal cycles|
|Unrecoverable Error Rate||1 error in 10(14) bits read|
|Temperature (operating)||10° – 40°C (50° – 104°F)|
|Temperature (non-operating)||-40° – 65°C (-40° – 149°F)|
|Relative Humidity (operating)||20% – 80% (non-condensing)|
|Relative Humidity (non-operating)||8% – 90% (non-condensing)|
|Maximum Wet Bulb (non-operating)||38°C (100°F) (non-condensing)|
|Vibration (Maximum)||0.5G (operating), 1.0G (non-operating)|
|Altitude (operating)||-15m – 3,048m (-50ft – 10,000ft)|
|Altitude (non-operating)||-15m – 10,660m (-50ft – 35,000ft)|
|Drop Resistance||1 m to concrete floor|
|Temperature||5° – 26°C (41° – 78°F)|
|Relative Humidity||8% – 90% (non-condensing)|
|Maximum Wet Bulb||25°C (77°F) (non-condensing)|
|Regulatory Agency Approvals||UL 60950, CSA C22.2 No. 60950, IEC 60950/ EN60950|
|EMC||FCC 47CFR, part 15, class B, CISPR22, class B, EN55022, class B, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, CISPR24, EN55024, ICES-003, class B, VCCI, CE, C-Tick|
|Warranty||3-year Advanced Replacement Service|
|Weight||165g (0.364 lbs.) – 272g (0.600 lbs.) (HDD dependent)|
For the lifetime of the Media, its covered by warranty by manufacturer. Typically the useful lifetime of the media will be defined in years and number of read/write mounts. Refer to the vendor website for more details on warranty.
No, There is no forward Compatibility. Which means Your can't use LTO-9 media (when its launched) in your LTO-8 tape drive. To use LTO-9 Media you would have to upgrade your tape drive to LTO-9 tape drive.
Yes, LTO Drive is backward compatible to 2 previous generations. Each New LTO tape drive is Read/Write compatible to the previous generation and Read-only Compatible to the generation before that. For Example LTO- 7 tape drive is RW compatible to LTO-6 and Read-Only LTO-5. This way you know that any old media you have ( upto 2 prior generations) is also compatible. The only Exception is LTO-8 Drive which is not compatible with LTO-6.
LTO-8 tape drive is the only tape drive which is not compatible with 2 previous generations. However, it has a special functionality - it can format your LTO-7 Media as a 50% high capacity LTO-7 type M media
LTO-8 tape drive can Format a previously unused LTO-7 media as LTO-7 type M media. The advantage is that instead of 6TB native capacity, it would yield 9TB compressed capacity. This media however is only writable in LTO-8 tape drive.
That's 50% more capacity for LTO-7 media at the same price.
Yes, there are 3 ways to obtain Barcode LTO labels
1. You can buy an HP LTO Label pack, which has 100 data + 10 cleaning labels. They are non customized.
2. We can get you Customized barcode labels within a day ( Say AUH001L8 to AUH099L8).
3. We can get you an HP Prelabelled tape which is labeled by HP. Lead time on these tapes is typically 7-10 days.
All the older Generation LTO tapes use Metal Particle technology. This technology has limitations in how densely you can pack data on a single tape.
Starting LTO-6 almost all the manufacturers shifted to BaFe to achieve higher density. HP continued to offer both MP and BaFe Variants on LTO-6
LTO-7 onwards all the tapes are BaFe. LTO-6 tapes are the only generation available either as BaFe or as MP from HP. Both BaFe and MP have the same specifications and will work seamlessly in the LTO-6 drive.