Overview: The HP StorageWorks Ultrium 232 Tape Drive is one the newest LTO1 drives on the market and the fastest in HP portfolio. This affordable superdrive delivers enterprise-class backup capacity performance and reliability at a midrange price. With a compressed capacity of 200 GB per data cartridge and a compressed data transfer rate of 115 GB per hour this LTO1 drive is read- and write-compatible with all first-generation Ultrium tape drives and media and its media can be read by any LTO1 2 or 3 drive from any manufacturer. Despite its low cost the Ultrium 232's rugged design delivers excellent reliability and includes many of the advanced features of its bigger siblings. The drive employs data rate matching to adjust to the speed of the host reducing wear and tear on both the drive and media while increasing performance particularly on slower systems. The Ultrium 232 supports HP StorageWorks One-Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR) taking the worry out of disaster planning.