Overview: The HP StorageWorks Ultrium 960 Tape Drive represents HP's third-generation of LTO tape drive technology. Positioned as the highest capacity drive in the StorageWorks family the Ultrium 960 features an 800 GB compressed (2:1) storage capacity using new LTO 3 media. By doubling the capacity of current Ultrium drives HP customers now require fewer data cartridges to meet their storage needs significantly reducing their IT costs and increasing their ROI. The Ultrium 960 also features a compressed (2:1) data transfer rate of 160 MB/s. Using a new 16-channel recording head an Ultra320 SCSI interface and increases in media tracks and bit density the HP Ultrium 960 sets a new performance benchmark as the world's fastest tape drive. For customers that continually experience shrinking backup windows the Ultrium 960 is the ideal direct-attach backup storage solution for enterprise and mid-range server as well as entry-level hard drive arrays.