HP Ultrium 230 LTO1 Full Height External Tape Drive C7370A / 301567-001

HP Ultrium 230 LTO1 Full Height Internal Tape Drive C7370A

HP Ultrium 230 LTO1 Full Height Internal Tape Drive C7370A / 301567-001

The Ultrium 230 offers excellent capacity, superior performance and exceptional reliability. An ideal solution for network server backup where speed, capacity and reliability are critical, the Ultrium 230 stores 200 GB of compressed data on a single tape at speeds of up to 108 GB per hour.

The HP StorageWorks Ultrium 230 Tape Drive is the high-performance, first-generation super drive in the HP Ultrium Family.

With ultimate reliability and ease of use in mind, the rugged design builds on superior LTO technology and adds advanced features to deliver a new level of data protection.

The combination of higher speed and data rate matching that adjusts to the speed of the host makes the HP Ultrium 230 an ideal backup solution for over-the-network backup where minimal downtime is imperative and throughput bottlenecks can raise havoc with other types of tape drives.

In addition, the drive’s HP StorageWorks One-Button Disaster Recovery provides the easiest way to restore data in the event of a disaster.

The Ultrium 230 Tape Drive makes an excellent workhorse for all-around data protection.



  • Dependable: Sets new standards for data integrity and reliability with a simple and robust design based on inherently reliable LTO technology
  • High-Capacity: Stores all your data on a single cartridge to make your backups and restores simpler
  • Fast: Minimizes network interruption with blazing speed and dynamic data rate matching that squeezes optimal performance from your server and network environment
  • Easy: Supports HP StorageWorks One-Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR), simply the easiest way to restore data in the event of a disaster
  • Affordable: High capacity combined with low media cost delivers an exceptionally low cost of ownership
  • Manageable: Includes HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools, which provide superior management capabilities that make the drives easy to install, use and support
  • Well-Connected: Compatible with all leading operating systems, backup software and servers
  • Future-Proof: Delivers a compelling technology roadmap, doubling speed and capacity each generation
  • Open: Based on LTO technology, which delivers the competitive benefits of an open format
  • Reliable: Simple, high-integrity data path including read and write DRAM protects your data
Key Specifications

HP SureStore Ultrium 230 Drive

  • 100 GB native, typically 200 GB with hardware data compression
Recording Format
  • Ultrium Generation 1
Transfer Rate
  • 15 MB/s native, typically 30 MB/s with hardware data compression*
Search Speed
  • 4.1 MB/s
Interfaces: Ultra II SCSI
Multi-Mode Operation
  • Low voltage differential wide—80 MB/s
  • Single-ended wide—20 MB/s
  • Single-ended narrow—10 MB/s
Integrated Connector
  • High-density 68-pin SCSI, power, jumpers
Automation Control Interface (ACI)
  • RS-422 with 9-pin connector
  • Up to 115.2 Kbaud operation with flow control and error detection
Basic Functionality
  • Control of cartridge load/unload
  • Setting drive configuration
  • Retrieval of drive status and information
Extended Capabilities
  • Ability to retrieve SCSI commands
  • Ability to read/write to LTO-CM
  • Ability to upload/download firmware image
  • Surrogate SCSI
  • 250,000 hours at a 100% duty cycle
Hard Error Rate
  • 1017
Loading Mechanism
  • Powered load with precision eject
Form Factor
  • 5.25-inch, full-height
Power Requirements
Standby without cartridge
  • 5W
Standby with cartridge
  • 12W
Operating Average
  • 30W
Operating Peak
  • 50W
Physical Characteristics
  • (H x W x D)
    • 82.5 x 146 x 203 mm
    • (3.25 x 5.75 x 8 in)
  • 1.9 kg
  • (4.2 lbs)
Product Certifications
  • UL Recognized
  • CSA Certified
  • TUV
  • CE
  • C-Tick
  • RRL
  • BCIQ (planned applications)
Preferred Media
  • HP Ultrium Data Cartridge, 200 GB (compressed capacity)* C7971
  • HP Ultrium Cleaning Cartridge, C7979A

Chris Whitehead

Chris Whitehead is a tape drive repair and data storage expert based in Reading, Berkshire, providing tape drive repair and data storage solutions across the UK.