HP Ultrium 232

HP Ultrium 232i LTO1 Tape Drive

The HP StorageWorks Ultrium 232 tape drive is the fastest LTO-1 drive in our portfolio. This affordable superdrive delivers enterprise-class capacity, performance, and reliability at a midrange price.

With a compressed capacity of 200 GB per data cartridge and a compressed data transfer rate of 115 GB per hour, this LTO-1 drive is read- and write-compatible with all first-generation Ultrium drives and media, and its media can be read by any LTO-1, -2, or -3 drive from any manufacturer


Key Features
  • Affordable LTO technology
  • Enterprise-class capacity and reliability
  • Compact half-height form factor
  • HP One-Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR) restores your entire system at the touch of a button
  • Data rate matching continuously adjusts the speed of the tape drive to that of the server or network environment, which increases performance, reduces mechanical wear on the drive, and extends tape life
  • Fully read-and-write compatible with Ultrium drives and media from other manufacturers
  • Includes a license to download a full, single-server copy of HP OpenView Storage Data Protector for Windows
  • Includes a single-server copy of Yosemite TapeWare XE backup software with disaster recovery option
  • Active head cleaning provides automated cleaning that increases head life and reduces the need for using the cleaning cartridge
  • Lower power consumption for maximum reliability at minimum cost
  • Soft-load feature automatically takes the data cartridge and moves it into the load position
  • Advanced tape leader capture design ensures fail-safe cartridge loading Internal, external, hot-swap, and rack-mounted models are available
  • Includes HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools to help with installation, management, and troubleshooting


Product Features

Feature Description
Models Ultrium 232 Internal (carbonite) – DW064AUltrium 232 External (carbonite) – DW065A
Form Factor 5¼-inch half-height
Media Type LTO Ultrium 1 with 4K Cartridge Memory
Data Capacity 100 GB Native200 GB Compressed (assumes 2:1 data compression)
Data Transfer Rate 16 MB/s
HP Server Compatibility HP StorageWorks Ultrium tape drives are supported on the following classes of HP systems:

  • HP ProLiant DL servers
  • HP ProLiant ML servers
  • HP Integrity servers
  • HP 9000 servers
  • HP workstations

HP StorageWorks Ultrium tape drives are also supported on server platforms from third-party manufactures including:

  • Dell
  • IBM
  • Sun

For details of which tape drive models work with which systems, including third-party systems.

Call SQS for information on currently supported HBAs .

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.