HP StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 Tape Drive

HP StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 Tape Drive

HP StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 Tape Drive

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HP StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 Tape Drive

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  • Stories up to 6.25TB per Cartridge
  • Data Transfer Rates up to 1.44 TB/Hour
  • 2.5:1 Compression
  • TapeAssure
  • LTFS & AES 256-bit Encryption
  • Data Rate Matching
  • Ultrium 6250's WORM Data Protection
  • Read/Write Compatible with LTO-5 Media
  • Read Compatibility with LTO-4 Media
  • 1U Rackmount Form Factor
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  • 1Description
Built with a 1U rackmount, half-height form factor and designed for server customers in direct attached storage (DAS) environments, the StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 Tape Drive from HP uses LTO-6 tape drive technology to store up to 6.25TB per cartridge (compressed at 2.5:1), while also providing Enterprise tape drive monitor and tape management capabilities with HP's TapeAssure, which provides an intuitive and easy to use dashboard, as well as analytics for the performance, health, and utilization of tape drives, libraries, and cartridges. For those who are concerned about security, both LTFS and AES 256-bit hardward data encryption help protect sensitive data and prevent unauthorized access of tape cartridges. Using 2.5:1 compression, data transfer rates can reach up to 1.44TB per hour and HP's Data Rate Matching further helps to optimize performance by matching the speed of the host to keep drives streaming and increase the reliability of the drive and media. Additionally, for IT organizations with long-term data retention requirements, the Ultrium 6250's WORM (Write-Once, Read-Many) data protection offers a simple and secure method for archiving records as part of a compliance solution to meet industry regulations. The Ultrium 6250 provides users with investment protection, as it is fully read and write compatible with LTO-5 media and has the ability to read LTO-4 media.
LTO Ultrium Technology
Linear Tape-Open technology was developed by three leaders in the storage industry - Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, and Quantum - who brought together their combined expertise in tape technology to develop a format based on existing technologies. Because LTO Ultrium technology was a new format, it required no cumbersome support of legacy formats, so it could be designed without compromising on reliability or performance. The LTO Program, a consortium of the three technology provider companies, has developed a well-defined ten-generation roadmap. Ultrium LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5, and LTO-6 tape drive technologies from Hewlett Packard Enterprise use a linear format of 704 tracks, 896 tracks, 1,280 tracks, and 2,176 tracks (respectively), writing sixteen tracks simultaneously. Ultrium LTO-7 tape drive features a breakthrough in recording technology by writing thirty-two tracks simultaneously on a linear format of 3,584 tracks. The data is written in a serpentine pattern; the tape reverses direction after each set of tracks is written. This provides higher density recording, enabling customers to lower costs and increase efficiency by storing more data on a single tape in an industry standard format. The LTO standard for backward compatibility is to write back one generation and read back two generations.
Hardware Based Encryption
HPE LTO-4, 5, 6, and 7 LTO Ultrium tape drives support hardware-based encryption to enable greater levels of security:
  • AES 256-bit Encryption
    - Easy-to-enable encryption for a secure backup
    - Helps prevent unauthorized accessed of tape media if cartridges are lost or stolen
    - Eliminates the need to purchase and manage additional h/w
  • No loss in performance of backup
  • The Yosemite Server Backup Basic backup and recovery software supports LTO-4, LTO-5, LTO-6, and LTO-7 encryption and makes writing encrypted backups simple. A passphrase is entered and Yosemite Server Backup Basic creates and manages the encryption key
  • Tape Assure
    HPE TapeAssure makes managing, optimizing and archiving on the HPE LTO Ultrium tape drives easier. This tool provides additional management and monitoring capabilities including:
  • Life and health information for media and drives
  • Information on media and drive utilization and operational performance
  • Notifications of drive and media characteristics that fall below Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommended standards TapeAssure health reports and alerts give you peace of mind knowing the condition of the drives, the tapes and the data on each tape. TapeAssure monitors every backup to ensure the highest standards of reliability, sends alerts when these standards are not met, and ensures that you can maintain the drives and tapes used in an archive environment to have the highest integrity.

    HPE TapeAssure is included as part of HPE Library and TapeTools for Windows users from LTT 5.0 onwards
  • Linear Tape File System (LTFS)
    While LTFS makes tape self-describing, file-based, and easy-to-use, it also provides users with the ability to use standard file operations on tape media for accessing, managing and sharing files with an interface that behaves just like a hard disk. In addition, LTFS provides the ability to share data across platforms, as you would with a USB drive or memory stick. Simply load a tape into the drive, mount it into the file system, and it becomes visible as a disk
    HPE StoreOpen Standalone
    HPE StoreOpen Standalone is a free software application that helps LTFS users to use and manage single tape drives.

    Available for Windows and Mac environments, it provides a native GUI with a familiar look and feel. It is installed automatically as part of the LTFS package and it completely removes the need for low-level terminal commands by guiding users through the full process of select, prepare and mount an LTFS cartridge
    Data Rate Matching
    Data Rate Matching combines sophisticated buffer management with HPE's exclusive Variable Tape Speed technology to allow the tape drive to match its transfer rate to the host speed dynamically and continuously across the wide range of transfer rates. This feature ensures that the tape drive continues to stream data regardless of the environment, and brings two big advantages:
  • It optimizes backup performance, regardless of the speed of the host or the network
  • It minimizes rewinding and repositioning of the tape, reducing wear and increasing reliability
  • WORM (Write-Once, Read-Many) Drive and Media Support
    Critical to the success of data retention policies in highly regulated environments is the ability to store and manage data in an unalterable state. Following stringent guidelines set forth by regulatory agencies such as the SEC and HIPPA, IT organizations must now integrate new solutions and policies that can verify the integrity of stored data for periods that can extend well beyond seven years.

    LTO generation 3 and higher tape drives feature the ability to archive and store data in a non-rewriteable format that meets the most stringent regulatory guidelines. Using a combination of integrated fail-safe features in the drive firmware, cartridge memory, and tape formatting, LTO Ultrium drives can archive large amounts of data for periods of up to 30 years in a secure, untampered state. Since all LTO generation 3 and higher tape drives include support for both rewritable and WORM media, IT organizations can now easily integrate a secure, long-term archiving solution into their current data protection strategy. As compared to other technologies that feature support for WORM storage, LTO tape drives offers the advantages of:
  • A single drive to support all backup and archiving needs
  • Two distinctive tape cartridges to easily distinguish and manage both rewriteable and WORM data cartridges
  • A specially designed WORM data cartridge with multiple integrated fail-safe features to prevent accidental or intentional overwriting of data
  • High-capacity, low-cost HPE WORM media that can store up to 15TB (LTO-7) of data on a single data cartridge
  • Support from many backup and archiving software vendors, providing comprehensive and mainstream support
  • The LTO open standard that offers greater choice and compatibility across all third generation Ultrium products
  • Included Software
    The HPE Ultrium tape drives provide the option to download Yosemite Server Backup Basic backup and recovery software. It is an easy-to-use backup and recovery application that is installed in minutes and includes all the features needed to protect a single machine by backup to a HPE tape drive.

    Yosemite Server Backup Basic includes pre-defined and customizable media rotation schemes so you can define when you backup and how long your backups are retained, while easily managing your LTO data cartridges. Up to 4 parallel data streams keep the high-speed Ultrium tape drives streaming. Yosemite Server Backup Basic supports all the features of the Ultrium tape drives. LTO generation 4 and higher data encryption can be specified for any backup job and is configured using the easy-to manage interface. Backup to LTO WORM media is supported. Backup data compression can be turned on or off as part of the backup job specifications.

    If the HPE Ultrium tape drive is for a large environment that requires UNIX support and/or enterprise class application and feature support then HPE Data Protector is the recommended backup and recovery software. There is no upgrade path from Yosemite Server Backup Basic or Data Protector Express Basic or Data Protector Express to Data Protector. If current or future requirements will require Data Protector, this software should be installed from day 1
    HPE Ultrium Storage Media
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends that you use HPE-branded cartridges in your HPE Ultrium tape drive to assure the high levels of protection for your valuable data. All HPE cartridges must satisfy a battery of additional tests that relate directly to real life situations, where real data and real businesses are at stake. The benefit of the HPE brand specification for media is consistent quality. Through the testing of thousands of HPE drives and HPE cartridges, the ideal formulation for backup performance is defined and then continuously monitored. This hugely resource-intensive process is unique to Hewlett Packard Enterprise and affords deep insight into the HPE+HPE backup solution for a wide range of environments and duty cycles
    Diagnostics
    HPE LTO Ultrium tape drives and automation are supported by HPE Library and Tape Tools (LTT). This tool is intended to help in the installation and maintenance of HPE tape drives and devices, including:
  • Verifies installation of the drive
  • Test/verify the health of the drive and media
  • Provides Hewlett Packard Enterprise support with detailed device information
  • Multiple options for finding and upgrading new firmware
  • Performance optimization and recommendations
  • Included with each Ultrium tape drive and available via free download supporting all HPE tape products

    HPE Library and TapeTools includes HPE TapeAssure monitoring for Windows users from LTT 5.0 onwards
  • Compatibility
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise extensive compatibility testing program assures that your HPELTO Ultrium tape drive works with leading servers, operating systems, and backup applications - and not just those sold by HPE. HPE LTO Ultrium tape drives work seamlessly on many platforms, making them especially suitable if you have a mixed system environment. For the latest list of servers, workstations, operating systems, and backup software that support HPE Ultrium tape drives, check the tape backup compatibility pages on HPE's Web site
    Server Compatibility
    HPE Ultrium tape drives are supported on the following classes of HPE systems:
  • HPE ProLiant DL servers
  • HPE ProLiant ML servers
  • HPE Integrity servers
  • HPE 9000 servers
  • HPE AlphaServers
  • HPE Inc. workstations

    HPE Ultrium tape drives are also supported on server platforms from third-party manufacturers including:
  • Dell
  • IBM
  • Sun
  • OS Support
    Microsoft Windows, HPE-UX, Tru64, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, IBM-AIX, Sun Solaris, and other operating systems
    Backup Software Support
    Supported with HPE Data Protector, Yosemite Server Backup, ARCserve Backup, EMC NetWorker, EMC Retrospect, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, Symantec NetBackup, Symantec Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec, BakBone NetVault, Commvault Simpana, Tolis Group BRU, Archiware P5, Qstar Archive Manager, and others
    SAS Installation
    HPE SAS tape drives are available as internal and external models. Both models are supplied with SAS cables that allows you to connect to an internal port (if available) on the embedded SAS controller inside the server.

    Some server models will allow direct connect to a spare SAS connector on the native SAS controller. Other servers which do not have a spare connector might require you to reconfigure hard disk drive bays and in a few instances, you may also lose the use of one of the hard disk drive bays and will need to rebuild your RAID configuration. In these configurations the simple, recommended solution is connecting to an option SAS host bus adapter and optional SAS cable
    Cables and Termination
    All cables required for a typical internal and external connection to HPE servers are provided with your tape drive. For non-HPE servers, please consult your manufacturers' server specifications to determine if the cable provided with your LTO Ultrium tape drive is appropriate for use with that server.

    SAS-based HPE LTO Ultrium models ship with SAS cable which allows direct attach from the embedded SAS controller
    Performance Tuning
    Device Performance Test - will run data to an LTO drive direct from memory to prove the drive is capable of high performance if the data supply rate is fast enough.

    System Performance test for backup will read data from your primary storage device and tell you how fast the array can supply multiple streams of data.

    System performance test for restore, this tool generates data of a known size and compressibility for benchmarking purposes
    In the Box
    HP StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 Tape Drive
  • All Cables Required for Typical Internal & External Server Connections
  • 9x5 Phone Support for the Duration of the Warranty
  • Limited Warranty for all Ultrium Tape Drives
  • Limited 3-Year Next-Day Product Exchange
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Capacity Native: 2.5 TB
    Compressed: 6.25 TB

    Assumes 2:1 data compression for LTO-4 and LTO-5; 2.5:1 compression for LTO-6 and higher
    Buffer 512 MB
    Sustained Transfer Rate Native: 160 MB/s
    Compressed: 400 MB/s
    Assumes 2:1 data compression for LTO-4 and LTO-5; 2.5:1 compression for LTO-6 and higher
    Burst Transfer Rate 600 MB/s with 6 Gb/s SAS
    Data Rate Matching Range 54-160 MB/s (native)
    Data Access Time (from BOT) 50 seconds typical for LTO-6 media
    Average Load Time 24 seconds
    Average Unload Time 19 seconds
    Rewind Time from EOT 98 seconds (2.5 TB tape)
    Rewind Tape Speed 29.5 ft/s / 9.0 m/s
    MTBF 250,000 hours at 100% duty cycle
    Uncorrected Error Rate 1 in 1 x 1017 bits
    Media Compatibility - LTO Ultrium 4 (Read only)
    - LTO Ultrium 5 (Read and Write)
    - LTO Ultrium 6 (Read and write)
    Recording Method 16-channel linear serpentine
    Recording Format LTO Ultrium 6
    LTO Ultrium 5
    (for 1.5 TB tape)
    Data Compression Method LTO DC dual mode compression (an enhanced version of ALDC)
    Error Detection/Correction Reed-Solomon
    Read Channel Technology Partial Response Maximum Likelihood (PRML)
    Data Encoding Method RLL 32/33
    Interface Type 6 Gb/s Dual Port SAS
    SCSI Connector N/A
    SAS Connector SAS Internal: mini-SAS SFF8482
    SAS External: mini-SAS SFF8088
    Power Requirements, Internal +5 V @ 3.5 A (typical)
    +5 V @ 4.0 A (max)
    +12 V @ 6.0 A (typical)
    +12 V @ 2.5 A (max)
    Power Requirements, External 100 to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, auto-ranging, 0.8 A max
    Power Consumption 4.1 W idle
    24.5 W typical
    39 W max
    Temperature Range Operating: 50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C if 6 CFM airflow is provided
    Non-Operating: 50 to 104°F / 10 to 40°C if 8 CFM airflow is provided for full-height, 5 CFM airflow for half-height
    Non-Condensing Humidity Range Operating: 20 to 80% RH (non-condensing, max wet bulb temperature = 79°F / 26°C)
    Non-Operating: 10 to 95% (90% for LTO-7) RH (non-condensing, max wet bulb temperature = 79°F / 26°C)
    Standards Compliance CSA Certification to C22.2, No.60950 (cCSAus)
    TÜV EN60950 (IEC 60950 and EN60950)
    CE Declaration of Conformity
    FCC 47 CFR Parts 15
    NOM
    VCCI
    C-TICK
    RRL
    BSMI
    GOSH
    CB Certificate and Report (IEC 60950)
    Front Panel LED Indicators
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  • Drive
  • Tape
  • Clean
  • Encryption
  • Form Factor 5.25" / 13.3 cm half-height
    Dimensions Internal: 1.6 x 5.7 x 8.1" / 4.1 x 14.5 x 20.6 cm
    External: 3.0 x 8.8 x 11.7" / 7.6 x 22.4 x 29.7 cm
    1U Rack-mount: 1.70 x 16.88 x 25.25" / 4.32 x 42.88 x 64.14 cm
    Weight Internal: 3.2 lb / 1.5 kg
    External: 10.3 lb / 4.7 kg
    1U Rack-mount: 21.0 lb / 9.5 kg

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