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What tapes in HP StorageWorks 1/8 Ultrium 920 G2 Tape Autoloader (AH165a)

Marcel_Brown
Advisor

What tapes in HP StorageWorks 1/8 Ultrium 920 G2 Tape Autoloader (AH165a)

Hi there,

 

I saw thee specs for this unit but want to be sure. We've got this unit, running for 2 years, with the same LTO2 tapes. I want to replace the tape.

 

According to the specs, it says compatible with LTO3 and LTO4. Also back-up speed should improve. LTO3/4 is more expensive then LTO2, so if the LTO3/4 is realy faster I can confince my manager to buy LTO3/4.

 

What are your experiences?

 

Also, is it correct you only need 1 clean tape, insert it, and the unit cleans itself and ejects it?

 

Thanks.

 

Marcel

2 REPLIES
Marcel_Brown
Advisor

Re: What tapes in HP StorageWorks 1/8 Ultrium 920 G2 Tape Autoloader (AH165a)

Nobody?

Thomas Martin
Trusted Contributor

Re: What tapes in HP StorageWorks 1/8 Ultrium 920 G2 Tape Autoloader (AH165a)

Hello,

 

you can only use LTO3 media with your autoloader. Your drive can write to LTO 3/2 Media and read LTO 3/2/1 Media. You can achieve faster backups if your environment supports higher bandwith to the tape. You can store more data on LTO3 media than on LTO2 media.

 

LTO 3 media: HP Ultrium 800GB RW Data Cartridge (1 pack) C7973A

HP Ultrium 800GB RW Non-Custom Labeled Data Cartridge (20 pack) C7973AN

 

Thomas