HP Storage Works G2 1/8 Tape Loader (including tapes)
Predeccesor was mis-sold this device. It is a 1u rackmount unit with a native 800Gb capacity or 1.6TB when compressed. There are two drawers that take 4 tapes each - total capacity 8 tapes (or 7 with one 'mailbox'). It comes with HPs own 'DataProtector' software although I use BackupExec 11d. The odometer only reads 370 jobs (most of them testing and or minor restores). I have had it in use for a couple of months but it is just the wrong device for the job. Here are the main details; HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader (AH163A) specifications - HP Small & Medium Business products
(1) 6’ VHDCI to HDTS68 SCSI cable; (1) RJ-45 Ethernet cable; (1) HDTS68 SCSI terminator; Set of six rubber feet (for tabletop use); HP StorageWorks Data Protector Express CD (for use in downloading the Single Server Edition for Windows/Linux/NetWare); Documentation kit including User & Service Guide (CD) and Getting Started Poster
The 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader includes HP StorageWorks Data Protector Express, Single Server Edition for Windows/Linux/NetWare. This application allows you to securely back up, and if necessary recover, a single Windows/Linux/NetWare machine to/from your HP StorageWorks tape drive or tape autoloader.
Burst transfer rate performance
16 MB/s (native), 32 MB/s (compressed)
Mean time between failures
100,000 hours (based on 1M MSBF)
Ultra160 SCSI LVD/SE
1U, rack or desktop
Operating temperature range
10 to 35° C
Operating humidity range
20 to 80% RH
20 to 90% RH
Dimensions (W x D x H)
48.2 x 80.9 x 4.4 cm
Package dimensions (W x D x H)
58 x 99 x 25 cm
I am looking for a a single drive higher capacity (so willing to swap if device is right). The sale/swap will include some brand new tapes and bar codes. Going on here for a week before going on ebay.
Thanks for looking!