Category: Storage & Hard Drives
Caution Level: Intermediate
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Operating System: Windows NT/2000/2003/XP
Latest Version / Release Date: N/A / 25 Sep 2007
HP Storage Works DLT VS80 Tape Drive is a storage device. The tape drive is manufactured by HP and is compatible with Windows NT, XP, 2000 and 2003 platforms. The device comes with an 80 GB capacity and a compressed throughput of 6 MB/s. The tape drive is described as high speed and high capacity. The device comes with a ‚Äòread and write' head that is dual channel. With the Lempel-Ziv (DLZ) data compression with high efficiency plus a tape-mark directory, the device provides user with fast access times and data throughput. The HP StorageWorks DLT VS80 Tape Driveonly makes use of DLTtapeIV cartridges. It comes with the HP Storage Works Library in addition to Tape Tools features that help with the trouble shooting. In addition, the device comes with the TapeAlert feature that allows users to effectively monitor the media and the drive.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Unlike other tape drives, the HP StorageWorks DLT VS80 Tape Drive unloads cartridges that come in a format it is unable to read. The tape drive is able to read but cannot write on DLTtapeIV cartridges that are written using DLT 20/40 tape drives. HP StorageWorks DLT VS80 Tape Drive comes with a 10.8 GB/hour data transfer rate. However, with compression the speed increases to 21.6 GB/hour. The tape drive can effectively store 21 GB of data that has been compressed in one hour and 80 GBs in 4 hours. The device also comes with backward read capability with such media written in DLT 40 format as the DLT 1 media and the DLT 4000. With 200 00- hours of meantime before failure, the tape drive is reliable. For convenience, the device may be mounted onto a rack in both 3U as well as 5U modules. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and HP Storage Works DLT VS80 Tape Drive errors before installing any driver updates.