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Hewlett Packard Enterprise

HPE LTO 8 Tape with Barium Ferrite (BaFe) Q2078A

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Mfg No: Q2078A
Our Prod ID: Q2078A
HPE LTO 8 Tape with Barium Ferrite (BaFe) Q2078A

Overview

HPE Q2078A LTO 8 Tapes

HP LTO-8 Ultrium Tape can write or read data up to a blistering 900 MB/second, storing, encrypting and protecting up to 12TB (up to 30TB compressed) on a single cartridge.

Shortage of LTO Ultrium 8 Tapes
There is currently a shortage of LTO 8 tape media. The shortage is due to a patent infringement lawsuit between Fujifilm and Sony.   It is unclear when this will be resolved but current predictions are that the shortage will remain until late 2018.   Fujifilm and Sony currently manufacture LTO 8 tapes for all brands (IBM, Quantum, HPE and of course Sony and Fuji).

What can I use in lieu of LTO 8 tapes?
  • LTO-7 tape media can be used in LTO 8 tape drives and has an uncompressed storage capacity of 6TB and a compressed capacity of up to 15TB.
  • Also, new, unused LTO 7 tape can be formatted as “M8” tape.  LTO-7 "Type M media" is a new LTO-7 tape format with an "M8" label - when initialized it can hold up to 9TB native capacity. Representing the lowest cost per TB option available for use with LTO-8 drives.

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Features and Benefits

  • Capacity of 12 TB and up to 30 TB compressed capacity on HP StoreEver and non-HP LTO-8 devices.
  • Supports transfer speeds of 360 MB/s (native) and up to 900 MB/s (2.5:1) with Generation 8
  • Barium Ferrite (BaFe) technology
  • Support for tape drive hardware encryption
  • Compatible with Linear Tape File System (LTFS)
  • Simplified tape path to reduce wear and tear.

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Specifications

Manufacturer HPE - Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Format LTO Ultrium 8 Tape Media
HP Part No. Q2078A
Native Capacity 12 TB
Compressed Up to 30 TB (assuming 2.5:1 Compression)
Data Rate 360 MB/s / Up to 900 MB/s Compressed
Tape Technology Barium Ferrite (BaFe)
Archival Life 30 Years
Load/Unload Cycles 20,000
Warranty Limited Lifetime Warranty by HP

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HPE Q2078A LTO 8 Tapes

HP LTO-8 Ultrium Tape can write or read data up to a blistering 900 MB/second, storing, encrypting and protecting up to 12TB (up to 30TB compressed) on a single cartridge.

Shortage of LTO Ultrium 8 Tapes
There is currently a shortage of LTO 8 tape media. The shortage is due to a patent infringement lawsuit between Fujifilm and Sony.   It is unclear when this will be resolved but current predictions are that the shortage will remain until late 2018.   Fujifilm and Sony currently manufacture LTO 8 tapes for all brands (IBM, Quantum, HPE and of course Sony and Fuji).

What can I use in lieu of LTO 8 tapes?

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