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Product Code: DW065B

  • Product Description
The HP StorageWorks Ultrium 232 Tape Drive is the newest LTO1 drive on the market and the fastest in our portfolio. This affordable superdrive delivers enterprise-class backup capacity, performance, and reliability at a midrange price. With a compressed capacity of 200 GB per data cartridge and a compressed data transfer rate of 115 GB per hour, this LTO1 drive is read-and write-compatible with all first-generation Ultrium Tape Drives and media, and its media can be read by any LTO1, 2, or 3 drive from any manufacturer. Despite its low cost, the Ultrium 232’s rugged design delivers excellent reliability and includes many of the advanced features of its bigger siblings. The drive employs data rate matching to adjust to the speed of the host, reducing wear and tear on both the drive and media while increasing performance, particularly on slower systems. The Ultrium 232 supports HP StorageWorks One-Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR), taking the worry out of disaster planning. Features - Affordable capacity: HP Ultrium half-height tape drives provide superdrive capacity at a low price, and the fact that these drives use widely available industry-standard media makes their overall cost of ownership even lower. - Affordable performance: High capacity goes hand-in-hand with high performance. The Ultrium 448 can fill an Ultrium 2 data cartridge with 400 GB of compressed data in 2.5 hours, while the Ultrium 232 can back up 200 GB of compressed data in less than two hours (assuming 2:1 data compression). - Enterprise-class reliability: The design of HP Ultrium half-height tape drives is leveraged from HP’s outstandingly reliable full-height Ultrium tape drives, incorporating features such as data rate matching, soft load, and simple tape path to make these drives as dependable as their bigger siblings. - Compact form factor: HP pioneered Ultrium half-height tape drives in 2001, and still makes the only half-height LTO-1 drives on the market. Their compact form factor means these drives fit internally in most servers and take up less space in rack environments. - Investment protection: HP Ultrium half-height tape drives are fully read-and write-compatible with all Ultrium tape drives from HP and other manufacturers, allowing for flexibility in deployment. And when you choose an HP Ultrium tape drive, you’re buying from the leading manufacturer of LTO tape drives.

Technical Specifications

Colour of product Black
I/O ports 68-pin HD LVDS
SCSI controller type Wide Ultra3 SCSI (LVDS)
Data transmission
Seek time (s) 64
Sustained data transfer rate (native) (MB/s) 16
Sustained data transfer rate (compressed) (MB/s) 32
Environmental conditions
Storage relative humidity range (%) 10 - 95
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing) (%) 10 - 95
Relative humidity (%) 20 - 80
Operating temperature range (T-T) (°C) 10 - 35
Operating relative humidity range (%) 20 - 80
Storage temperature range (T-T) (°C) -40 - 66
Drive device, buffer size (MB) 64
Operating system/software
Bundled software The HP StorageWorks Ultrium tape drives include HP Data Protector Express Single Server Edition software. This easy to use backup application, based on Data Protector Express, robustly protects a single Windows, Linux or NetWare server. Also included is the Data Protector Express Bare Metal Disaster Recovery (BMDR) option which provides automated system recovery of the server following a major hardware or software failure. The fastest method to recovery the server is to use the Data Protector Express BMDR option and the One Button Disaster Recovery feature of the HP StorageWorks Ultrium tape drives. As well as getting the Data Protector Express Single Server Edition software as part of the HP StorageWorks Ultrium tape drives solution, purchasers can easily and economically upgrade to the class-leading Data Protector Express backup/recovery software. This is a special part number, only available for registered users of Data Protector Express Single Server Edition, that gives a significant discount off the regular price of Data Protector Express, to recognize the value of the in-box software. If the HP StorageWorks Ultrium tape drive is for a large environment that requires UNIX support and/or enterprise class application and feature support then HP Data Protector software is the recommended backup/recovery software.
Packaging data
Package dimensions (WxDxH) (mm) 475 x 390 x 390
Package weight (g) 8000
Storage media
Native capacity (GB) 100
Compressed capacity (GB) 200
System requirements
Compatible operating systems Microsoft Windows, Novell NetWare, HP-UX, Red Hat Linux, United Linux, IBM-AIX, Sun Solaris and other operating systems
Technical details
Upgrade type HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools (L&TT) enables firmware downloads
Internal Y
Hot-Plug support N
Technical features The HP StorageWorks Ultrium 232 External Tape Drive is now 100% RoHS compliant Ultrium 232 is the fastest LTO-1 drive in the HP portfolio at 32 MB/s compressed. It will back up 200 GB of data in less than two hours
WORM capability N
Compression ratio 2:1
Host interface Ultra160 LVD SCSI
Compressed data storage note 200 GB per cartridge with 2:1 compression
Data compression 200 GB
Logical recording format LTO Ultrium 1 (read and write)
Security algorithms supported N
Device type LTO-1
UNSPSC-code 43201903
One button disaster recovery Y
Type LTO
Registration technology 8-channel linear serpentine
Weight (lbs) 3.2 lb
Interface type Ultra160 LVD SCSI
Undetected error rate 1 × 10(17) bits read
Recording technology LTO-1 Ultrium 232
Weight & dimensions
Dimensions (WxDxH) (mm) 145 x 206 x 41
Size (") 5.7
Chassis type 5.25-inch half-height
Weight (g) 1450