HPE LTO-9 Ultrium 18TB/45TB Tape cartridge for use in LTO-9 Tape drives


SKU: Q2079A Category:
  • Native Capacity 18TB, compressed 45 TB
  • Works with LTO Generation 9 Drives only
  • Barrum Ferrite (BaFe) Technology like LTO-8 drives
  • Media Lifetime Warranty from Vendor

HPE LTO Ultrium Tapes are available from LTO-1 to LTO-9 formats, in Non Labelled and Pre-Labelled formats.

HP LTO-9 Ultrium Tape (Q2079A) can write or read data up to a blistering 400 MB/second native or 900 MB/second compressed, storing, encrypting and protecting up to 18TB (up to 45TB compressed) on a single cartridge.


  • Capacity of 18 TB and up to 45 TB compressed capacity on HP StoreEver and non-HP LTO-9 drives and devices.
  • Supports transfer speeds of 400 MB/s (native) and up to 1,000 MB/s (2.5:1) with Generation 9 tape drives.
  • Barium Ferrite (BaFe) technology
  • Support for tape drive hardware encryption
  • Compatible with Linear Tape File System (LTFS)
  • Simplified tape path to reduce wear and tear.
ManufacturerHPE – Hewlett Packard Enterprise
FormatLTO Ultrium 9 Tape Media
HP Part No.Q2079A
Native Capacity18 TB
CompressedUp to 45 TB (assuming 2.5:1 Compression)
Data Rate400 MB/s / Up to 1,000 MB/s Compressed
Tape TechnologyBarium Ferrite (BaFe)
Archival Life30 Years
Load/Unload Cycles20,000
WarrantyLimited Lifetime Warranty by HP


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