The HP StorageWorks Ultrium 232 Tape Drive delivers enterprise class backup capacity, performance and reliability at a midrange price. With a compressed capacity of 200GB per data cartridge and a compressed data transfer rate of 115GB per hour, this LTO-1 drive is read- and write-compatible with all first-generation Ultrium tape drives and media, and its media can be read by any LTO-1, 2 or 3 drive from any manufacturer. 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.