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The HP StorageWorks DLT VS80 Tape Drive provides customers with mid-ranged servers a value priced solution for their backup needs. It has a capacity of up to 80 GB compressed and can back up 6 MB/s compressed (assumes 2 to 1 compression). The DLT VS80 provides Backward Read Compatibility (BRC) with the DLT 4000 and read/write compatibility with DLT 1 media.

The HP StorageWorks DLT VS80 Tape Drive offers a reliable mid-ranged DLT based backup solution. With its 80 GB capacity, the DLT VS80 provides a high capacity, high-speed tape drive, for the mid-range customer at a valued price. The DLT VS80 Tape Drive has a transfer rate of 6 MB/sec compressed, and can store up to 21 GB of compressed data in an hour, a full 80 GB in less than 4 hours. With its economical price and low cost of HP media, the tape drive provides outstanding value to customers. (Native capacity 40 GB, uncompressed transfer rate 3 MB/s)

The DLT VS80 Tape Drive comes with numerous features such as HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools (L&TT) for troubleshooting and TapeAlert for monitoring the drive and media. It is compatible with native Windows, VERITAS, BrightStor, TapeWare and other backup software applications. Additionally, the DLT VS80 Tape Drive is read and write compatible with the HP StorageWorks DLT1 and can read DLT 4000 Media. DLT VS80 formatted media written by the VS80 Tape Drive can also be read by HP StorageWorks SDLT 220 and 320 Tape Drives, providing for an easy upgrade path to higher capacity and performance drives in the future. The DLT VS80 provides investment protection and its proven reliability allows customers to have a peace of mind.

product compatibility

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9


  • Intel® Itanium® Processor Family
  • x86

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regional availability

  • North America

language availability

  • English


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