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HP C7973A LTO-3 Backup Tape Cartridge (400GB/800GB)

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The HP C7973A is a LTO-3 Ultrium tape cartridge with a native storage capacity of 400 GB and 800 GB of compressed data. Transfer rates for this tape is 80 MB/s native and 160 MB/s compressed. Thus in matters of speed and capacity, C7973A tape continues the LTO legacy of doubling the specifications over the previous generation. The number of tracks has increased to 706 which were 512 previously.


Long Term Reliability

HP's continuous testing program ensures not only that tape remains compatible with all LTO-3 tape drives by all manufacturers, but also that media lasts for up to 30 years and for at least 260 full backups. The HP C7973A Ultrium 3 tape has of 680m lengthy tape and uses a PEN (Polyethylene Naphthalate) as its tape formulation. Self-cleaning capabilities make itself efficient and also features the LTO-CM (Cartridge Memory) for faster access.

Additional Information

Manufacturer HP
Manufacturer Part # C7973A
Product Description HP Ultrium RW Data Cartridge - LTO Ultrium x 1 - 400 GB
Type LTO Ultrium
Tape Cartridge Ultrium 3
Media Included Qty 1
Colour Gold
Native Capacity 400 GB
Compressed Capacity 800 GB
Tape Length 680 m
Features Metal Particle (MP)
Manufacturer Warranty Limited lifetime warranty
Designed For LTO-4 Ultrium; LTO-5 Ultrium; ProLiant DL360p Gen8; StorageWorks MSL2024, MSL4048, MSL6030, MSL6060, SAS Rack-Mount Kit, SB1760c; StorageWorks 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader; StorageWorks Ultrium 920, 960; Ultrium 1840, 920
Colour Gold
Media Included Qty 1
Tape Cartridge Ultrium 3
Type LTO Ultrium
Compatibility Information
Designed For HP LTO-4 Ultrium 1840 HP LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8, DL360p Gen8 Base, DL360p Gen8 CMS, DL360p Gen8 Entry, DL360p Gen8 High Performance HP StorageWorks MSL2024 Ultrium 960, MSL4048 Ultrium 960, MSL6030 Ultrium 960, MSL6060 Ultrium 960, SAS Rack-Mount Kit, SB1760c Tape Blade HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader Ultrium 920 HP StorageWorks Ultrium 920, 960 HP Ultrium 1840, 920
Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating 10 - 80%
Max Operating Temperature 45C
Max Storage Temperature 32C
Min Operating Temperature 10C
Min Storage Temperature 16C
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support Limited lifetime warranty
Archival Life 30 years
Compressed Capacity 800 GB
Features Metal Particle (MP)
Native Capacity 400 GB
Tape Length 680 m

Where do we ship?

  • To all 50  States.
  • We ship to APO/FPO Military addresses also

International Shipments

  • We ship internationally to wherever UPS, FEDEX and DHL delivers.

Free shipment

  • We offer Free Ground Shipping to the 48 continental US States on orders over $500.
  • Applicable to ground shipping within Continental U.S.

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  • Our dedicated staff ships most orders the same day, unless the order is placed after 4 pm PST OR it is out–of-stock.
  • For priority mail, orders must be placed by 2:00pm PST
  • Not every product can be shipped on the same day, as they might require special packaging.

Next Business Day Shipping

  • Orders placed on national holiday/weekend will be shipped on the following business day.
  • Most of the products are shipped from our San Ramon, CA warehouse. In addition, we have 6 other regional warehouses located across the contiguous states. Products would be shipped from your nearest warehouse.
  • We ensure that all customer orders are safely delivered within the shortest time frame. However, there are rare chances that you may receive multiple packages as they would be delivered from different locations.

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  • FedEx, UPS, DHL and USPS.
  • Customers can also provide us theirFedEx/UPS account for “ Freight Collect”
  • You can also request a specific carrier. Please make sure that you mention it in the section of “special instruction”. Our efficient staff will do its best to fulfill your specific demands.

Substitute Courier Service

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Shipment cost

  • The total cost can be viewed before placing the order, and it depends on
  • The location
  • Size and weight
  • Shipping method

Ground Standard

  • UPS or FEDEX ground is a low-cost, fast and reliable option for all routine shipments in the contiguous states.
  • Ground Shipments generally take 2 to 5 business days to deliver.

USPS Priority Mail

  • Economical choice for small quantities of light-weight items, especially the backup tapes.
  • Reaches anywhere in contiguous states within 2-4 business days.
  • Good news is that there is no extra charges for Saturday deliveries.

Saturday Delivery

  • No normal delivery services from FedEx and UPS on holidays/weekends.
  • Customers requiring urgent deliveries on these days can make a phone call and our staff would help fulfill their request.

Next Business Day Delivery

  • FedEx and UPS provide fastest delivery to all 50 states. The goods generally reach all addresses by 10:30am, noon, or the end of day.

Second and Third Business Day

  • Two & three days delivery is available through UPS & FEDEX


HP C7973A LTO-3 Backup Tape Cartridge (400GB/800GB)
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