HPE/HP LTO-4 Ultrium RW Data Cartridge C7974A

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The HPE formerly the HP LTO-4 Ultrium RW Data Cartridge C7974A has a native capacity of up to 800GB and a compressed capacity of up to 1.6TB. The HPE LTO-4 Ultrium Data Cartridge is suitable for read and write in all LTO4 Ultrium4 drives, and also suitable for read/write in LTO5 drives and read only in LTO6 drives. Then HPE LTO4 tape has been extreme environmental, drop, shock, and vibration tested; and has an HPE guaranteed archival life of 30 years. For the option of LTO4 barcode labels attached to your tapes please see Application of Tape Barcode Labels for details. All the drives that use HP LTO 4 C7974A tapes are recommended to use the HP LTO Universal Cleaning Cartridge C7978A to maintain the drive in top condition. The HP LTO 4 Ultrium drives now offers encryption to help ensure your data is protected.

  • Native AES-256 bit key encryption enabled

  • Transfer speeds up to 240 MB sec. (2:1)

  • Up to 1.6 TB on one tape (compressed)

The fourth generation HPE LTO4 Ultrium 1.6 TB RW Data Cartridge combines high capacity, low cost per GB and AES-256 encyption, re-inforced by the HPE Brand specification – the industry’s most demanding media quality standard. New basefilm and coating technology has increased the bit density of the media, allowing more data to be saved in the same physical space. HPE LTO4 tapes have 896 data tracks compared to only 704 tracks for Ultrium 3, the capacity of the tape has doubled. HPE’s Ultrium media is exhaustively qualified for use with HPE and non-HPE Ultrium products. A continuous testing program in HPE’s media laboratory guarantees the high levels of quality uniquely specified by Hewlett-Packard. IT managers, consultants and network administrators will see a significant improvement in back up and restore functions, alleviating the pressure of managing an ever increasing quantity of critical data in an ever decreasing backup window.


  • Cartridge colour: Green

  • LTO-4 tape Compatibility: Read/Write in LTO-4 Drives, Read/Write in LTO-5 Drives, Read only in LTO-6

  • Drives Magnetic Material: Metal Particle

  • Recording density: 343 kbits/inch

  • Number of data tracks: 896 Recording

  • Capacity: 800GB/1.6TB

  • Coercitivity: 2500-2700 Oersteds

  • Tape Width: 12.65mm

  • Tape Thickness: 6.6um

  • Tape Length: 820m

  • External dimensions: 2.1 x 11.3 x 11.1cm

  • Cartridge Weight: 285.2grams

  • Archival life: 30 years

  • Tape usage life: 1,000,000 passes or 260 full tape backups

(media should not be used outside these parameters)

  • Operational Temperature: 10-45 degrees centigrade

  • Storage Temperature: 16-32 degrees centigrade

  • Archival Temperature: 5-23 degrees centigrade

  • Wet Bulb Tempreature: not to exceed 26 degrees centigrade

  • Operating Humidity: 10-80%

  • Archival Humidity: 20-60%



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