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Ultrium

HP StorageWorks LTO-Ultrium - Cartridge Compatibility Matrix

Tape Autoloaders and Tape Libraries media compatibility

Part number
Description
HP LTO-Tape Autoloader 1/9 (Ultrium)
HP LTO-Tape Library series 2/20 4/40 6/60 6/140 10/100
HP LTO-Tape Library series 10/180 20/700
HP StorageWorks ESL,EML,MSL (including 1/8G2 autoloaders)2
C7970A (Discontinued)
HP Ultrium 100 GB data cartridge
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes1
C7971A
HP Ultrium 200 GB data cartridge
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes1
C7979A (Discontinued)
HP Ultrium cleaning cartridge
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
C7978A
HP Ultrium Universal cleaning cartridge
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
C9553A
HP Ultrium tape libraries removable magazine; empty
No
Yes
No
No
C9554A
HP Ultrium tape libraries removable magazine with 5 Ultrium 200 GB cartridges
No
Yes
No
No
C7743A
HP Ultrium autoloader magazine; empty
Yes
No
No
No
C7744A
HP Ultrium autoloader magazine with 6 Ultrium 200 GB cartridges
Yes
No
No
No
1 Assumes 2:1 compression
2 Depends on drive generation in library
NOTE: All capacities and transfer rates quoted as typical use a 2:1 compression ratio; this may vary since compression is data dependent.

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Ultrium Tape Drives media compatibility

200 GB, 400 GB, and 800 GB Media Compatibility Table

1.6 TB, 3 TB, and 6.25 TB Media Compatibility Table

200 GB, 400 GB, and 800 GB Media Compatibility Table
Tape drive
200 GB media (C7971A)
400 GB media (C7972A)
800 GB media (C7973A and C7973W)
Read and write
Performance
Read and write
Performance
Read and write
Performance
HP LTO-Ultrium 215/230/232
Yes
Up to 30 MB per sec and 200 GB Compressed at a ratio of 2:1
No
Tape is ejected
No
Not Compatible
HP LTO-Ultrium 448/460
Yes
Up to 30 MB per sec and 200 GB Compressed at a ratio of 2:1
Yes
Up to 60 MB per sec and 400 GB Compressed at a ratio of 2:1
No
Not compatible
Hp LTO-Ultrium 920/960
Read Only
Up to 60 MB per sec compressed at ration 2:1
Yes
Up to 60 MB per sec and 400 GB Compressed at a ratio of 2:1
Yes
Up to 160MB per sec and 800 GB Compressed at a ratio of 2:1
HP LTO-Ultrium 1760/1840
Not Compatible
N/A
Read Only
Up to 60 MB per sec and 400 GB Compressed at a ratio of 2:1
Read Only
Up to 160MB per sec and 800 GB Compressed at a ratio of 2:1
HP LTO-Ultrium 3000/3280
Not Compatible
N/A
Not Compatible
N/A
Read Only
Up to 280MB per sec and 800 GB Compressed at a ratio of 2:1
HP LTO-Ultrium 6250/6650
Not Compatible
N/A
Not Compatible
N/A
No
Not Compatible
1.6 TB, 3 TB, and 6.25 TB Media Compatibility Table
Tape drive
1.6 TB media (C7974A and C7974W)
C7975A 3 TB LTO5 (C7975W,C7975AL, C7975AN, C7975AC)
C7976A/C7976B 6.25 TB LTO-6 (C7976AL,C7975AN, C7975AD, C7976BN)
Read and write
Performance
Read and write
Performance
Read and write
Performance
HP LTO-Ultrium 215/230/232
No
Not Compatible
No
Not Compatible
No
Not Compatible
HP LTO-Ultrium 448/460
No
Not Compatible
No
Not Compatible
No
Not Compatible
Hp LTO-Ultrium 920/960
No
Not Compatible
No
Not Compatible
No
Not Compatible
HP LTO-Ultrium 1760/1840
Yes
Up to 240MB per sec and 1.6TB Compressed at a ratio of 2:1
No
Not Compatible
No
Not Compatible
HP LTO-Ultrium 3000/3280
Yes
Up to 280MB per sec and 1.6TB Compressed at a ratio of 2:1
Yes
Up to 280MB per sec and 3TB Compressed at a ratio of 2:1
No
Not Compatible
HP LTO-Ultrium 6250/6650
Read Only
Up to 280MB per sec and 1.6TB Compressed at a ratio of 2:1
Yes
Up to 280MB per sec and 3TB Compressed at a ratio of 2:1
Yes
Up to 400MB per sec and 6.25TB Compressed at a ratio of 2.5:1

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Ultrium Cleaning Catridges drive compatibility

Tape Drive
LTO-Ultrium LCC (Legacy C7979A) cleaning cartridge
LTO-Ultrium UCC Universal cleaning cartridge (C7978A)
Clean
Performance
Clean
Performance
HP LTO-Ultrium 2/15/230/232
Yes
At least 15 cleans1,2
Yes
At least 15 cleans (FW upgrade required)
HP LTO-Ultrium 448/460
Yes
At least 15 cleans 1,2
Yes
At least 15 cleans
HP LTO-Ultrium 920/960/1760/1840/3000/3280/6250/6650
Yes
At least 15 cleans 2,3
Yes
At least 15 cleans
DLT/SDLT
No
Not compatible, tape will not load
No
Not compatible, tape will not load
1Legacy Cleaning Cartridge (LCC - C7979A) will provide at least 15 cleanings in a Gen 1 Ultrium drive and 50 cleanings in a Gen 2, Gen 3, and Gen 4 Ultrium drive, unless non-HP LCC which will be rejected without performing any cleanings.
2Universal Cleaning Cartridge (UCC - C7978A) will provide 50 cleanings if used only in HP Gen 2, Gen 3 and Gen 4 LTO- Ultrium drives, but may provide less if used in non-HP Gen 2, Gen 3 and Gen 4 drives. Use of UCC in Gen 1 HP drives will yield at least 15 cleanings per cartridge.
3 Universal Cleaning Cartridge (UCC – C7978A) will provide 50 cleanings if used in only the HP Gen 4, HP Gen 3 and HP Gen 2 drives.

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