HP LTO 6 ULTRIUM 6 C7976A TAPES
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C7976A HP LTO 6, LTO6, LTO-6, Ultrium 6 tapes can hold up to 2.5TB of native or uncompressed capacity with up to 6.25TB of compressed data. HP LTO-6 Ultrium RW MP data cartridges have a transfer rate of up to 160MB/sec while writing data in native capacity and up to 400MB/sec while writing data in compressed capacity. The C7976A tapes have 2176 tracks, a tape length of 846 meters and a recording density of 384.6 kbits/inch. The tape has a lifetime durability of 1,000,000 passes. A pass is each time the tape changes direction so a backup could have over 1,000 passes depending on the data written. The LTO-6 Ultrium RW MP Data Cartridge C7976A is made using Metal Particle (MP) which is the magnetic material used on the recording surface. This was the standard for all LTO tapes until now. The alternative to MP is HP LTO-6 C7976B tapes are Barium Ferrite (BaFe) and this magnetic material will be used going forward due to its potential for increased capacity and reliability.
All the drives that use HP LTO 6 C7976A tapes are recommended to use the HP LTO Universal Cleaning Cartridge C7978A to maintain the drive in top condition.