Lasting Innovation - Tested to Extremes

HP invests millions of dollars in quality control testing to make sure you never suffer the million dollar losses that are typical when data is lost or destroyed.

To illustrate this, HP LTO Ultrium cartridges have been to the top of the world, dashed across the Sahara, cycled the length of the Americas and been transported to the depths of the Venezuelan rain forest. Unlike the intrepid athletes that have accompanied them, the data that we recorded on the tape returned unscathed. Every time.

HP storage media combines innovative design and manufacture with extreme reliability testing to make sure your backup and restore works flawlessly. Full volume archiving, environmental interchange, intensive automation read/write, severe load/unload, drop testing and transportation: just some of the continual procedures we run to ensure your data stays safe and sound. Our durability specifications are twice those required to meet industry standards and we test rigorously on non-HP devices as well as HP tape drives and automation hardware.

Finally, the HP brand specification is a standard that never sleeps. HP’s media test facilities are in use seven days a week all year round, testing every single batch of product to extremes – so you don’t have to!

Everest 2004

Challenges don’t come much steeper. At 7,800 metres, you face extremes of temperature and humidity that stretch your abilities to the limit. As British climbers Ben and Tom Clowes discovered during their ascent of Everest in Spring 2004.

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Sahara 2005

Marathon Des Sables. There is no substitute for real extreme testing. If an HP Ultrium cartridge can withstand the unforgiving heat and dust of a 230km run in the Sahara, it can probably withstand anything.

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Atlantic 4 2006

Taking part in the world’s most gruelling rowing race, 26 tiny boats set off on 1st December 2005 to tough it out over 5,000 km from San Sebastian de la Gomera in the Canaries to English Harbour in Antigua.

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Backup Everest 2009

At 7.50am on 18th May our explorers reach the 8,850 meters Everest summit. Not only did the tapes written at Base Camp and taken to the summit of Everest restore the data faultlessly, but the drives were in perfect condition as well.

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Venezuela 2011

Floating high above the Venezuelan rainforest in a paramotor is fraught with risk and every contingency has been anticipated and tested over and over again. Whether you are hovering a thousand feet up or running a data centre, your survival could depend on successful backup

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