|HP ensures the highest level of quality with
media specifications that far exceed industry standards.
- HP has 20 custom-built testing chambers that are in use 24 hours per day,
365 days per year.
- It is doubtful if any other media supplier carries out such exhaustive
qualification of the drive and media as they are used in the field. This is
because no media supplier is exposed to support of hardware in the field and
has a vested interest in reducing media-induced hardware issues.
- In 2001, 170,000 different media tests were performed, accounting for 1.3
million test hours.
- HP testing includes procedures like drop testing, load/unload,
environmental stress tests and archival simulation that are not required to
gain the Ultrium logo.
LTO Ultrium tape technology uses a "best of breed" technology approach,
taking the best features from other tape technologies and combining them into a
single new technology without the need for design compromises to accommodate
legacy compatibility requirements. Designed for the demanding environment of
large-scale libraries, Ultrium media is certified for 1 million passes or 260
full back ups and has a 30-year archival storage life.