HP Ultrium 460 External Full Height LTO2 Tape Drive Q1519A / 311664-001

HP Ultrium 460 External Full Height LTO2 Tape Drive Q1519A

HP Ultrium 460 External Full Height LTO2 Tape Drive Q1519A / 311664-001

The HP StorageWorks Ultrium 460 Tape Drive is the latest generation of HP Ultrium Tape Drives, delivering a capacity of 400 GB (assuming 2:1 data compression) on a single cartridge.


Reinforcing HP’s leadership position in tape, it builds on the success of the HP StorageWorks Ultrium 230 and HP StorageWorks Ultrium 215 drives, offering the same broad compatibility, support for One-Button Disaster Recovery, HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools utilities for manageability, and legendary HP support.


With a transfer rate of 60 MB/sec, the Ultrium 460 is the ideal choice for enterprise-class data protection needs, particularly where the backup window is shrinking.


The Ultrium 460 Tape Drive is fully read and write compatible with first-generation Ultrium Tape Drives, while setting new standards for performance, capacity and reliability in the superdrive market. As part of the four-generation LTO Ultrium open format, the Ultrium 460 is the best choice for long-term investment 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
Mount Type External
IO Module Connector
Internal: 68-pin LVDS External: 68-pin HD LVDS Array module: 80-pin SCA (SCSI and power)
Indicator Types
Activity Indicators
Ready (top light, green) This LED indicates power on or activity. On, steady On, flashing Flashing pattern Off
Drive Error (second light, amber) This LED indicates a drive error. Off On, flashing
Tape Error (third light, amber) This LED indicates a tape error. Off On, flashing
Use Cleaning Cartridge or Clean (bottom light, amber) This LED indicates when a cleaning tape should be used. On, steady On, flashing Off
Location Indicators
Front Panel LED
Front Panel LED
Front Panel LED
Front Panel LED
Cartridge Memory
4.0 KB
Average File-Access Time
46.0 sec
Rewind Buffer Size
64.0 MB
Rewind Speed
7.0 m/sec
Data Transfer Rate
60.0 MB/sec
Data Transfer Rate, Note
Compressed with Ultrium2 media
Sustained Transfer Rate, Compressed
60.0 MB/sec
Sustained Transfer Rate, Native
30.0 MB/sec
Input-output Port
Wide Ultra3 SCSI (LVDS)
Compressed Drive Capacity
400.0 GB
Native Drive Capacity
200.0 GB
SCSI Interface
Wide Ultra3 SCSI (LVDS)
Media Type, Recording Format
Ultrium 2
Mean Time Between Failure
250000.0 hrs @100% duty cycle
Product Recording Method
Product Recording Technology
LTO Ultrium 2, LTO Ultrium 1
Undetected Error Rate
1 x 10 17 bits read
Product Data Compression Algorithm
LTO DC dual mode compression (an enhanced version of ALDC)
Product Error Detection or Correction
Reed Solomon
Form Factor
5 1/4-inch full-height
One-button Disaster Recovery
compliance information
Safety Requirement and Approvals CSA Certification to C22.2, No. 950 Amd 4, UL Listed to UL 1950 Amd 4, TÜV EN60950 (IEC 950), CE Declaration of Conformity CE 73/23/EEC (amended by 93/68/EED), FCC 47 CFR Parts 2 & 15 with reference to ASNSI C63.4:1992 (CISPR 22:1985 with amendments); C-TICK Approved (AS/NZS 3548), RRL Approved (RRL MIC No. 1996-18), GOSH CB report with deviations; BQIQ Approved (CNS 13438)
physical information
Maximum Loaded Weight with Packaging (imperial) 4.6 lb

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.