Compaq SDLT 320 Tape Drive

Category: Storage and Hard Drive
Manufacturer: Compaq
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 404.3K
Operating System: Windows 2000/XP/2003/NT/XP Itanium 64-bit/AMD 64-bit/2003 Itanium 64-bit/AMD 64-bit
Latest Version / Release Date: / 18 Oct 2006

Windows device driver information for Compaq SDLT 320 Tape Drive

Compaq SDLT 320 Tape Drive is a streaming tape drive that was designed to be used for back-up storage and offline archival purposes. This device uses Laser Guided Magnetic Recording technology. This allows it to maximize data storage on a tape. It makes use of a clustered magnetic-resistive head that enhances data density. It also features the Partial Response Maximum Likelihood technology, which increases performance. It also has a buckling system that makes it very reliable. This tape drive has the ability to extend the benefits provided but an SDLT-based data protection device. It increases the capacity and performance by forty five percent. Its backward-read compatibility to existing SDLT and DLT-based solutions offer an investment protection that is worth having. This tape drive is write-compatible with the SDLT 220 Tape Drive and makes use of the DLT1 media and cleaning cartridge.

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The device offers maximum native storage capacity of 160 GB. Its data rate transfer can reach a speed of 57.6 GB an hour or16 MB per second. The device uses SDLT1 media with Advanced Metal Powder Technology. Its rackmount configurations offer multiple options for both external and internal models. The device also supports DRTape and includes a HP tape-based disaster recovery tool. It is also supported by software including the VERITAS NetBackup, VERITAS Backup Exec, HP OpenView Data Protector, Yosemite TapeWare and Computer Associates ARCserve. This device can reduce the total cost of ownership with its 160 GB per cartridge capacity. As compared to other devices of the same nature, the device can reduce the total time for back-up at a 33% rate. In addition, its drive head and media design increases both reliability and performance. This tape drive is a very reliable tool. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Compaq SDLT 320 Tape Drive errors before installing any driver updates.