HP has expanded its Linear Tape Open (LTO) offering in the enterprise.
The HP StorageWorks LTO-5 Ultrium Tape Drive has been designed to improve data transfer speeds and management capabilities.
The solution, which is available with the HP StorageWorks MSL tape libraries, will also help reduce data loss with built-in protection that prevents unauthorised access in the event of theft.
The LTO-5 drives also have almost double the capacity of the LTO-4 tape drives.
The new drives will be available this month from distributors; Avnet, Dicker Data, Ingram Micro and Lynx Technologies.
Prices for the internal drives start from $4725. External drives begin at $4991.