Overview: The HP StorageWorks DLT VS80 Tape Drive is positioned as an upgrade drive for current DLT 40 customers offering a 100% increase in capacity and performance at virtually the same price point. Utilizing industry standard DLT Type IV Media the new DLT VS80 Tape Drive offers HP customers a high degree of investment protection by providing backward-read compatibility with media previously written in the DLT 40 format. The DLTVS80 requires a different cleaning cartridge than the standard DLT format. A DLT1 cleaning cartridge must be used. The DLT VS80 drive is also read and write compatible with data protection solutions utilizing the HP StorageWorks DLT1 Tape Drive such as the HP StorageWorks DLT1 1280 SuperLoader and can be read by the HP StorageWorks SDLT 220 and 320 Tape Drives providing for an easy upgrade path to higher capacity and performance drives in the future.