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HPE LTO-8 Ultrium Data Cartridge Supply Update

Written on: Dec 14, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Written by: Alex Raben



Please find below a public update from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, regarding the current supply status of LTO-8 media...
Situation Outline

The purpose of this document is to inform customers about supply levels for LTO-8 Ultrium media products.

At the present time, there is a global shortage of LTO-8 media that is affecting Hewlett Packard Enterprise and other brands. As a consequence, HPE has no supply in the Americas and very limited, but depleting, supply in Europe and Asia Pacific.

Unfortunately, HPE is not able to confirm when the current supply constraints will be lifted, although it continues to work hard to return availability of LTO-8 media to normal levels.
In the meantime, customers with LTO-8 devices have two media options available. They can order:

  • LTO-7 15 TB data cartridges (HPE C7977A~) or
  • LTO-7 Type M 22.5 TB data cartridges (HPE C7977M~)

LTO-7 Type M is a new feature, enabling an LTO-8 drive in a tape library to write 9 TB native on a cartridge originally manufactured as LTO-7 Ultrium media.

Such a cartridge is called an LTO-7 Type M cartridge. Type M cartridges are identified by using an automation bar code label ending with the last two characters “M8”.

LTO-7 Type M cartridges represent the most cost effective and high capacity option for new and existing LTO-8 device users at this moment.

For more information about LTO-7 Type M cartridges, please see this PDF.

Products Discussed In This Statement

Q2078A HPE LTO-8 Ultrium 30 TB RW Data Cartridge (and variant options – Q2078 AB/AC/AD/AH/AL/AN + WORM [W/WL])

C7977A HPE LTO-7 Ultrium 15 TB RW Data Cartridge (and variant options – C7977 AB/AC/AD/AH/AL/AN + WORM [W/WL])

Q2078ML HPE LTO-7 Ultrium Type M 22.5 TB Custom Labeled with Cases (and variant options Q2078 MC/MN)

If you have questions relating to this announcement, please contact your COOLSPIRiT Account Manager.

COOLSPIRiT & HPE will continue to monitor the situation and advise customers if there are any significant changes.

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