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HP StorageWorks Tape - Drive Media Compatibility

The purpose of this document is to provide information on supported media and formats of the LTO-Ultrium drives:

Gen 1

  • HP StorageWorks Ultrium 215
  • HP StorageWorks Ultrium 230
  • HP StorageWorks Ultrium 232

Gen 2

  • HP StorageWorks Ultrium 448
  • HP StorageWorks Ultrium 460

Gen 3

  • HP StorageWorks LTO-3 Ultrium 920
  • HP StorageWorks LTO-3 Ultrium 960

Gen 4

  • HP StorageWorks LTO-4 Ultrium 1760
  • HP StorageWorks LTO-4 Ultrium 1840

Gen 5

  • HP StorageWorks LTO-5 Ultrium 3000
  • HP StorageWorks LTO-5 Ultrium 3280

Gen 6

  • HP StorageWorks LTO-6 Ultrium 6250

  • HP StorageWorks LTO-6 Ultrium 6650

Gen 1 LTO-Ultrium Drives
Ultrium 215/230/232 Supported Media and Format Summary
Media
Format
Supported operation
HP LTO-Ultrium 100GB Data Cartridge (C7970A)
Ultrium-1
Read and Write (Ultrium-1 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge (C7971A)
Ultrium-1
Read and Write (Ultrium-1 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium Universal cleaning Cartridge (C7978A)
NA
Cleaning
Gen 2 LTO-Ultrium Drives
Ultrium 448/460 Supported Media and Format Summary
Media
Format
Supported operation
HP LTO-Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge (C7972A)
Ultrium-2
Read and Write (Ultrium-2 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge (C7971A)
Ultrium-1
Read and Write (Ultrium-1 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium Universal cleaning Cartridge (C7978A)
NA
Cleaning
NOTE: DLT, DLT 1, and SDLT cartridges are not compatible with Ultrium drives or the SSL 1016 Ultrium Magazines.
Gen 3 LTO-Ultrium Drives
HP Ultrium 920/960 Supported Media and Format Summary
Media
Format
Supported operation
HP LTO-Ultrium 800 GB RW Data Cartridge (C7973A)
Ultrium-3
Read and Write (Ultrium-3 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 800 GB WORM Data Cartridge (C7973W))
Ultrium-3
Read and Write once (Ultrium-3 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge (C7972A
Ultrium-2
Read and Write (Ultrium - 2 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 200 GB Data Cartridge (C7971A)
Ultrium-1
Read only (Ultrium - 1 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium Universal Cleaning Cartridge (C7978A)
NA
Cleaning
Gen 4 LTO-Ultrium Drives
HP LTO-Ultrium 1760/1840 Supported Media and Format Summary
Media
Format
Supported operation
HP LTO-Ultrium 1.6TB RW Data Cartridge (C7974A)
Ultrium-4
Read and Write (Ultrium-4 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 1.6TB WORM Data Cartridge (C7974W)
Ultrium-4
Read and Write once (Ultrium-4 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 800 GB RW Data Cartridge (C7973A)
Ultrium-3
Read and Write (Ultrium-3 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 800 GB WORM Data Cartridge (C7973W))
Ultrium-3
Read and Write once (Ultrium-3 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 400 GB Data Cartridge (C7972A
Ultrium-2
Read only (Ultrium - 2 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium Universal Cleaning Cartridge (C7978A)
NA
Cleaning
Gen 5 LTO-Ultrium Drives
HP LTO-Ultrium 3000/3280 Supported Media and Format Summary
Media
Format
Supported operation
HP LTO-Ultrium 3TB RW Data Cartridge (C7975A)
Ultrium-5
Read and Write (Ultrium-5 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 3TB WORM Data Cartridge (C7975W)
Ultrium-5
Read and Write once (Ultrium-5 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 1.6TB RW Data Cartridge (C7974A)
Ultrium-4
Read and Write (Ultrium-4 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 1.6TB WORM Data Cartridge (C7974W)
Ultrium-4
Read and Write once (Ultrium-4 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 800 GB Data Cartridge (C7973A)
Ultrium-3
Read only (Ultrium-3 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 800 GB WORM Cartridge (C7973W)
Ultrium-3
Read only (Ultrium-3 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium Universal Cleaning Cartridge (C7978A)
N/A
Cleaning
Gen 6 LTO-Ultrium Drives
HP LTO-Ultrium 6250/6650 Supported Media and Format Summary
Media
Format
Supported operation
HP LTO-Ultrium 6.25TB MP RW Data Cartridge (C7976A)
Ultrium-6
Read and Write (Ultrium-6 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 6.25TB BaFe RW Data Cartridge (C7976B)
Ultrium-6
Read and Write once (Ultrium-6 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 3TB RW Data Cartridge (C7975A)
Ultrium-5
Read and Write (Ultrium-5 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 3TB WORM Data Cartridge (C7975W)
Ultrium-5
Read and Write once (Ultrium-5 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 1.6TB Data Cartridge (C7974A)
Ultrium-4
Read only (Ultrium-4 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium 1.6TB WORM Cartridge (C7974W)
Ultrium-4
Read only (Ultrium-4 Format)
HP LTO-Ultrium Universal Cleaning Cartridge (C7978A)
N/A
Cleaning

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