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HP StorageWorks MSL2024, MSL4048 and MSL8096 Tape Library family

Data sheet

MSL8096 Tape Library

MSL4048 Tape Library

MSL2024 Tape Library

Data is an organization’s lifeline to success, and

protecting it is vital. The volume of business data,

however, continues to increase rapidly, making it more

difficult to obtain accurate, timely backups. In addition,

data centers are under pressure to implement backup,

archive and recovery solutions that can preserve

business continuity even under catastrophic conditions.

HP StorageWorks MSL Tape Libraries can deliver all of

the above while making your infrastructure less complex.

HP MSL Tape Libraries manage multiple single tape

drives, consolidating them to a single hardware device

that meets a broad range of demanding data storage

needs, including unattended backup, archive and

disaster recovery.

Designed for medium to large businesses, workgroups

or remote offices, HP MSL Tape Libraries provide the

high performance you need in a condensed physical

size that conserves rack and desktop space inside

crowded data centers.

Their primary job is to automate your backups so that

they occur right on schedule, without worries that

someone will forget to do them or use the wrong tape,

or that a customer will lose critical data because a

drive crashed the day before a scheduled backup.

Monitoring and managing these devices is simple. If

you need to manage multiple remote sites, web-based

remote management lets you control HP MSL Tape

Libraries from across the room, away from your desk or

outside the office. You can also manage your media

both in and out of the library with a standard bar

code reader and removable magazines. And when

the time comes to add performance, your investment

is protected with tool-free, next-generation upgrades

for all your tape drives.

Key family benefits

The HP StorageWorks MSL Tape Library family offers

reliable, cost-effective storage solutions to tackle your

storage needs. Here are some of the key benefits

provided by all members (MSL8096, MSL4048 and

MSL2024) of the family.

Automate your backups—Automated data protection

relieves concerns about shrinking backup windows,

and leaves you with more time for other business

issues.

Add exceptionally dense storage capacity—HP MSL

Tape Libraries provide great value, featuring ample

storage capacity in small footprints ideal for today’s

data centers.

Manage from almost anywhere—Easy to use, webbased

interface lets you remotely manage libraries,

allowing you to centrally support multiple sites while

reducing dependencies on local IT staff.

Select equipment that fits your needs—Choose from

a range of libraries, Ultrium tape drives and interfaces

that best suit your needs.

Reduce installation time—All HP MSL Tape Libraries

arrive ready for rack mounting.

Get expert diagnostic support—HP StorageWorks

Library and Tape Tools (L&TT) provides diagnostic

and troubleshooting abilities. The intuitive interface

decreases the need for training and deploys in less than


five minutes. L&TT also offers extra product information

and the ability to automatically check the web for the

latest firmware.

Enhance compatibility—All HP MSL Tape Libraries

undergo extensive compatibility testing so that they

can work seamlessly with leading servers, operating

systems and backup software.

Protect your investment—As your data protection needs

increase, simply add performance or capacity with

tool-free, next-generation upgrades for your tape drives.

Get data rate matching—Combining sophisticated

buffer management with HP exclusive Infinitely

Variable Adaptive Tape Speed technology allows the

tape drive to match its transfer rate to the host speed

dynamically and continuously across the whole range

of transfer rates. This feature enables the tape drive

to continue to stream data regardless of the environment,

which offers two big advantages:

– It enhances backup performance regardless of the

speed of the host or the network.

– It lowers rewinding and repositioning of the tape,

reducing wear and increasing reliability.

Archive with enhanced security features with HP

Ultrium WORM—The Ultrium 960 and 920 tape drives

can archive and store data in a non-rewritable

format that meets the most stringent regulatory guidelines.

Using a combination of integrated fail-safe

features in the drive firmware, cartridge memory

and tape formatting, these drives can archive large

amounts of data for periods of up to 30 years in an

untampered state. Since all Ultrium 960 and 920

tape drives include support for both rewritable and

WORM media, IT organizations can easily integrate

a long-term archiving solution into their current data

protection strategy.

Automate backup and recovery—HP Data Protector

software automates high-performance backup and

recovery, from disk or tape, over very long distances,

to deliver business continuity and improve IT resource

utilization. No other software can integrate better with

the HP line of StorageWorks disk and tape family

of products, as well as with other heterogeneous

storage infrastructures. HP Data Protector software

also fully integrates with HP Software management

solutions, letting you add data protection management

as an element of your overall IT service.

HP StorageWorks MSL8096 Tape

Library benefits and features

The HP StorageWorks MSL8096 Tape Library meets a

broad range of demanding data storage needs including

unattended backup, archive and disaster recovery for

medium to large businesses, workgroups or remote offices.

Save valuable rack space—Get up to 76.8 TB of

compressed capacity (2:1) in an 8U form factor.

Reduce installation time—The MSL8096 Tape Library

is shipped as a rack-ready unit. The rack-mount hardware

included with the library allows installation in

a variety of HP racks that include the 10000 series,

9000 series, 5000 series and System/E racks.

Choose equipment to best suit your needs—Select

from a range of capacities, interfaces and tape

drives, including Ultrium drives (960 SCSI and 4-Gb

native Fibre Channel, 920 SAS).

Simplify media handling—Manage media both in

and out of the library with a standard bar code

reader and eight 12-slot removable magazines.

Enhance compatibility—The HP MSL Tape Libraries

undergo extensive compatibility testing so that they

can work with leading servers, operating systems

and backup software, including HP Data Protector.

Relax with reliability features—The MSL8096 has

reliability features that you would expect with larger

libraries, such as an optional second power supply.

MSL meets the highest performance standards of larger

tape libraries with a rating of two million mean swaps

between failures.

Note: HP StorageWorks LTO (Linear Tape Open) Ultrium Tape Drives take the

best features from other tape technologies and combine them into a single

new technology. LTO technology is an open industry-standard format,

permitting data written on HP StorageWorks Ultrium Tape Drives to be

interchanged directly with Ultrium tape drives from other vendors.

HP StorageWorks MSL4048 Tape

Library benefits and features

The HP StorageWorks MSL4048 Tape Library meets

a broad range of demanding data storage needs

including unattended backup, archive and disaster

recovery for small to medium businesses, unattended

workgroup backup and restore, and remote offices.

Save valuable rack space—Get a large amount of

storage with up to 38.4 TB of compressed capacity

(2:1) in only a 4U form factor.

Reduce installation time—The MSL4048 Tape Library

is shipped as a rack-ready unit. It arrives ready for

quick installation in a standard 19-inch rack, but can

also be converted to a tabletop configuration.

Choose equipment to best suit your needs—Select

from a range of capacities, interfaces and Ultrium

tape drives, including 960 SCSI or 4-Gb native Fibre

Channel, 920 SCSI or SAS, and 448 SCSI.

Simplify media handling—Manage media both in and

out of the library with a standard bar code reader and

four 12-slot removable magazines.

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Technical specifications

HP StorageWorks MSL2024 Tape Library HP StorageWorks MSL4048 Tape Library HP StorageWorks MSL8096 Tape Library

Number and type of tape drives

supported

Number of cartridge slots

Maximum capacity

(2:1 compression)

Maximum sustained transfer rate

(2:1 compression)

Interface

Form factor

Warranty

* 1 LTO-4 Ultrium 1840 drive configuration

** 2 LTO-4 Ultrium 1840 drive configuration

*** 4 LTO-4 Ultrium 1840 drive configuration

1: LTO-4 Ultrium 1840

1: LTO-3 Ultrium 960

1–2: LTO-3 Ultrium 920

1–2: LTO-2 Ultrium 448

24

38.4 TB

864 GB/hr*

4-Gb native Fibre Channel

Ultra320 LVD/SE

Ultra160 LVD/SE

3-Gb/sec SAS

2U

1-year, next business day, parts exchange,

limited warranty, plus 9x5 phone support

For ordering information, please see QuickSpecs at www.hp.com/go/quickspecs.

1–2: LTO-4 Ultrium 1840

1–2: LTO-3 Ultrium 960

1–4: LTO-3 Ultrium 920

1–4: LTO-2 Ultrium 448

48

76.8 TB

1.7 TB/hr**

4-Gb native Fibre Channel

Ultra320 LVD/SE

Ultra160 LVD/SE

3-Gb/sec SAS

4U

1-year, next business day, parts exchange,

limited warranty, plus 9x5 phone support

2–4: LTO-4 Ultrium 1840

2–4: LTO-3 Ultrium 960

2–4: LTO-3 Ultrium 920

96

153.6 TB

3.4 TB/hr***

4-Gb native Fibre Channel

Ultra320 LVD/SE

3-Gb/sec SAS

8U

1-year, next business day, on-site, limited

warranty, plus 9x5 phone support

Relax with reliability features—The MSL4048 has

reliability features that you would expect with larger

libraries, two million mean swaps between failures.

Note: While all HP Ultrium 960 and 920 tape drives support LTO Ultrium

WORM media, some third-generation LTO Ultrium tape drives from other

manufacturers may not include read and write support for LTO Ultrium WORM

media. Check the manufacturer’s specifications to verify this support is provided.

HP StorageWorks MSL2024 Tape

Library benefits and features

A superb entry-level library, the HP StorageWorks

MSL2024 Tape Library combines library capacity and

features in the compact form of a tape autoloader. The

MSL2024 excels with multiple replicated systems, and

easily tackles backup and recovery jobs that are usually

handled by mid-range tape libraries.

Save valuable rack space—Get up to 19.2 TB of compressed

capacity (2:1) in a compact 2U form factor.

Reduce installation time—The MSL2024 Tape Library

arrives rack-ready for installation in a standard

19-inch rack.

Choose equipment to best suit your needs—Select from

a broad range of capacities, interfaces (SCSI, SAS and

FC) and Ultrium tape drives. Choose library capacity

with one HP StorageWorks Ultrium 960 Tape Drive

or up to two HP Ultrium 920 or 448 Tape Drives.

Integrate the new HP StorageWorks 920 SAS Tape

Drive with a 3-Gb/second SAS interface for a direct

connect option to SAS-based servers such as the HP

ProLiant Servers.

Simplify media handling—Manage media both in and

out of the library with a standard bar code reader to

enable shorter inventory times, and two removable

12-slot magazines for bulk media handling.

Note: HP StorageWorks LTO (Linear Tape Open) Ultrium Tape Drives take the

best features from other tape technologies and combine them into a single

new technology. LTO technology is an open industry-standard format,

permitting data written on HP StorageWorks Ultrium Tape Drives to be

interchanged directly with Ultrium tape drives from other vendors.

Warranty and included services

1 year, next-business-day, on-site (for MSL8096)

1 year, next-business-day, parts exchange (for

MSL4048 and MSL2024)

HP warrants only that the software media will be free

of physical defects for a period of 90 days from

delivery. For more information about HP Global

Limited Warranty and Technical Support, visit

www.hp.com/products/storageworks/warranty.

HP Care Pack services

HP Care Pack Services offer upgraded service levels to

extend and expand your standard product warranty

with easy-to-buy, easy-to-use support packages that help

you make the most of your hardware and software

investments. They let you choose the support levels that

meet your business requirements, from basic to missioncritical.

They help you contain total cost of ownership.

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HP Services

HP Services has excellent, end-to-end expertise in delivering solutions that

help you improve your business agility. From initial assessment and design

to technical integration and ongoing support, HP Services can be your

single point of contact and accountability.

HP related services:

HP Installation and Startup Service for StorageWorks Tape Libraries—

provides for the deployment of HP StorageWorks ESL (Enterprise Storage

Library), EML (Enterprise Modular library), MSL (Midrange Storage

Library) and Virtual Library System (VLS) products in SAN environments,

including the installation of a Fibre Channel interface controller

O ther HP Storage Management Services include:

– Backup and Recovery Solution Service

– Data Replication Solution Service

– Disaster Tolerant Management Service

– Electronic Vaulting Service for Enterprises

H P Care Pack Services—provides a comprehensive portfolio of services for

maintaining the highest levels of IT availability:

– Critical Service

– Proactive 24 service

– Support Plus 24 service

Instant Support Enterprise Edition (ISEE)—remote monitoring and support

solution for your IT data center

Business Continuity Services—protect and decrease disruption to

IT infrastructure and associated business processes against site outages,

disasters and environmental events

Across the globe, enterprise customers rely on HP Services to design, deploy,

manage and support the IT systems that run their businesses. HP Services

capabilities cover consulting and integration, outsourcing and support

services. With more than 69,000 services professionals operating in 170

countries, acknowledged technology leadership and a heritage of innovation

in services, HP Services can point to an extensive track record of helping

customers improve their ability to support their changing business needs.

For further details, contact your HP sales representative or visit

www.hp.com/hps/storage.

HP Care Pack warranty extensions can be purchased

along with HP products to cost-effectively upgrade

or extend your warranty. For many products, postwarranty

HP Care Pack Services are available when

your original warranty has expired. For more information

on these services, contact your local HP sales

representative, authorized HP business partner or visit

www.hp.com/services/storage_carepacks.

HP Factory Express

HP Factory Express is a portfolio of more than 50 flexible

and robust pre-priced, customized and integrated

factory configuration and deployment services—

supporting HP products from the desktop to the data

center with Microsoft ® Windows ® , Linux and HP-UX 11i.

HP Factory Express is designed to help you get more

from your technology investment, extend your valuable

resources and accelerate your business results. It

provides predictable, trusted and tested IT solutions

designed to enhance your productivity. With Factory

Express, you can customize hardware to your exact

specifications at the HP factory—helping you plan

and meet budget goals, cut costs, speed deployment

and free up internal resources. To learn more, visit

www.hp.com/go/factory-express.

Additional HP support services

HP Services provides a broad spectrum of services to

commercial and enterprise customers, including performance

and availability services such as proactive

mission-critical services, as well as support management

services for deployment of the entire IT infrastructure,

including HP and multi-vendor environments. For

more information on these services, contact your HP

sales representative, authorized HP business partner

or visit www.hp.com/hps/storage.

Education services

HP offers a variety of training methods to fit your needs

including traditional instructor-led courses at one of

our 120 training centers worldwide, on-site training

customized to your needs, in your facility, or even

remotely assisted instruction learning that combines the

best of traditional classroom training (including its live

instructor and labs) with the best of online training

(no traveling required). And if you like learning on

your own schedule, at your own pace, make use of

e-learning opportunities on the award-winning HP IT

Resource Center, a learning community with extensive

on-demand resources that can be accessed 24x7. For

more information on these services, contact your HP

sales representative, authorized HP business partner

or visit education.hp.com/curr-storsan.htm.

Financial services

HP Financial services provides innovative financing and

financial asset management programs to help customers

cost-effectively acquire, manage and ultimately retire

their HP solutions. For more information on these

services, please contact your HP representative or

visit www.hp.com/go/hpfinancialservices.

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