HP StorageWorks 1/8 Tape Autoloader

Designed for basic data protection, the HP StorageWorks 1/8 Tape Autoloader provides cost-effective, easy-to-install unattended backup. No more struggling to remember to change tapes or start backup programs. With the 1/8 Tape Autoloader, reliable backup equals peace of mind.

Equally at home in a data-center rack or on a desk next to the office server, the 1/8 Tape Autoloader is equipped with either an HP StorageWorks Ultrium 460, SDLT 320, Ultrium 230 or a DLT VS80 tape drive and can house up to eight cartridges. The autoloader can be used for both direct-attach backup to a single server locally or across a LAN. The Ultrium and SDLT versions are an ideal consolidated backup solution for multiple servers where high throughput and high capacity are required. For users who have less stringent capacity and throughput requirements, the DLT VS80 version

is recommended.

Included with the autoloader is a power cord, SCSI cable, LVD SCSI terminator, installation guide, and product manual. Plus, all models come with HP OpenView Storage Data Protector software, Single Server Edition for Microsoft® Windows® 2000/NT/2003/XP. A separate accessory kit is available for rack-mounting the unit. The 1/8 Tape Autoloader is an out of the box complete solution at an affordable price.

What’s new

Supports the new high-performance SDLT 320 tape drive in the 1/8 Tape Autoloader platform

Key features and benefits

Affordable: Automates the backup process at a price comparable to standalone drives

High Capacity: Stores up to 1.6 TB (native) of data with Ultrium 460 technology

Reliable: Provides consistent backup and automatically changes tapes

Rack-optimized: Occupies minimum rack space

Efficient: Allows IT resources performing manual backups to work on other critical tasks

Compact: Holds eight cartridges and one drive in 2U of space

Evolutionary: Provides easy transition from standalone tape into automated tape backup

Compatible: works with leading servers, operating systems, and backup software

Investment protection: SDLT 320 version is backwards read compatible with media written by DLT 4000, DLT 7000, DLT 8000, DLT1 and DLT VS80 drives; backwards read/write compatible with media written by SDLT 220 drives

Diverse: Supports Ultrium 460, Ultrium 230, SDLT 320 and DLT VS80 drive technologies