PMD Magnetics
Backup & Archive Solutions

PMD Magnetics
Backup & Archive Solutions

HPE StoreEver LTO-8 Ultrium Tape Drive
HPE StoreEver LTO-8 Ultrium Tape Drive
HPE StoreEver LTO-8 Tape Drive
HPE StoreEver LTO-8 Ultrium Tape Drive
HPE StoreEver LTO-8 Tape Drive
HPE StoreEver LTO-8 Ultrium Tape Drive


HPE StoreEver LTO Ultrium Tape Drives represent eight generations of LTO technology capable of storing up to 30TB per cartridge, with hardware data encryption, HPE StoreOpen with LTFS for ease of use at an unprecedented performance.

Data hardware encryption using AES 256-bit provides easy-to-enable security to protect the most sensitive data and prevent unauthorized access of tape cartridges. Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is an open format for storing data on tape that makes LTO generation 5 and later tapes self-describing and file-based.

Capable of data transfer rates up to 300 MB/s native, the Data Rate Matching further optimizes performance by matching host system speed to keep drives streaming, thus enabling the fastest tape performance.


Outstanding Capacity and Performance, Monitoring Capabilities, Hardware Encryption & StoreOpen/LTFS

  • HPE StoreEver LTO Ultrium Tape Drives provide up to 30TB of compressed capacity on a single cartridge.
  • HPE StoreOpen Standalone and Linear Tape File System (LTFS) allows customers to store data in an open format making the tape self-describing and file-based.
  • Enables even the tightest backup window to be met with unprecedented performance.
  • Provides highest level of security with encryption for strong backup data privacy to secure confidential information and address compliance quickly and with fewer cartridges

Reliable, Well Connected and Compatible 

  • Allows the tape drive to continuously adjust the speed of the drive to keep drives streaming to maximize performance and reduce start/stops which significantly increase reliability of HPE drives and media.
  • SAS models qualified on HPE and non-HPE servers; including popular platforms from vendors such as Dell, IBM, and Sun. See DAPR compatibility matrix on the right rail for more information. 
  • Extensive list of supported backup and archiving software applications from HPE, CA, VERITAS, Legato, Tivoli, and many more.
  • Design leveraged from previous HPE LTO tape drives to deliver confident backups at high duty cycles.

Complete Solution Straight out of the Box

  • Provides HPE LTO media, cables, user guides and a download flyer for the fully functional 60-day trial of Veritas Backup Exec. Customers can receive a 50% discount off Veritas MSRP.
  • For IT organizations with stringent, long-term data retention requirements, WORM data protection capability offers a simple and secure method for archiving records allowing customers to affordably meet the toughest industry compliance regulations.
Technical specifications
Recording technology - LTO Ultrium
Capacity - 30TB Compressed 2.5:1, maximum with LTO-8
Host interface - 6 Gb/s SAS
Transfer rate - 300 MB/s native, maximum, depending on mode
WORM capability - Yes
Encryption capability - AES 256-bit