HP M8801A / M8802A LTO6 FC ACL

The M8801A ACL and M8802A ACL are fully read and write compatible with fourth-generation (LTO-5) Ultrium data cartridges, and offer a further degree of investment protection through its backward-read compatibility with fourth-generation (LTO-4) Ultrium media. The M8801A and M8802A can be configured as a tape library when using ELMM (HSF03) on HP NonStop systems.

These auto cartridge loader (ACL) tape drives are available for use with HP NonStop Integrity NS-series and Blade system servers. The M8801A ACL comes in a rack mount configuration, and the M87802A ACL comes in a tabletop configuration.

These tape drives represent the sixth generation of the Ultrium tape drive family. Both of the units come with two 12 -cartridge magazines that provide a native capacity of up to 60 terabytes.

  • Dependable: Sets new standards for data integrity and reliability with a simple and robust design based on inherently reliable Linear Tape Open (LTO) technology
  • High-capacity: Stores up to 6.25.0 TB per data cartridge assuming 2:1 compression
  • Unit-capacity: Stores up to 150 TB assuming 2.5:1 compression with 24 data cartridges
  • Fast: Minimizes interruptions with high speed and dynamic data rate matching that squeezes optimal performance from your HP NonStop server
  • Affordable: Combines high capacity with low media cost to deliver an exceptionally low total cost of ownership
  • Reliable: Protects your data with a simple, high-integrity data path, including read and write dynamic random access memory
  • Tape Library Support: Supports ELMM (HSF03) on NonStop systems

Minimum System OS Requirements:

  • HP NonStop Integrity NS-Series servers: RVU H06.29 or later
  • HP NonStop Blade Systems: RVU J06.18 or later


Technical Specifications:

M8801A / M8802A ACL Tape Drive

Tape Format         

Ultrium generation 6

Tape Media Compatibility

Read/Write Ultrium 6 & 5, read only Ultrium 4

Cartridge Capacity

2.5 TB native; Up to 6.25 TB compressed (assuming 2.5:1)

Unit Capacity

Up to 60 TB native with 24 data cartridges; up to 150 TB compressed with 24 data cartridges

Data Transfer Rate

Up to 160 MB/s native; 400 MB/s compressed (LTO 6)

Buffer size

512 MB

Data access time

50 seconds from beginning of LTO-5 media (average)

Rewind tape speed

9 m/s for (LTO-6, LTO-5 and LTO-4 media)


Fibre Channel

Connector type

Fiber Channel LC 



100 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz, 2.5 Amperes

Hardware Configurations

HP Part

Product ID




HP M8801A ACL LTO-6 FC Rack-mount



HP M8802A ACL LTO-6 FC Table Top

HP Software Management

HP Part

Product ID




ELMM, Entry Level Media Manager

HP Fiber Cables

M8900-01        MMF LC-LC FIBER CABLE - .24M

M8900-02        MMF LC-LC FIBER CABLE - 2M

M8900-03        MMF LC-LC FIBRE CABLE - 3M

M8900-05        MMF LC-LC FIBER CABLE - 5M

M8900-06        MMF LC-LC FIBRE CABLE - 6M

M8900-10        MMF LC-LC FIBER CABLE - 10M

M8900-15        MMF LC-LC FIBER CABLE - 15M

M8900-40        MMF LC-LC FIBER CABLE - 40M

M8900-80        MMF LC-LC FIBER CABLE - 80M

M8900-100        MMF LC-LC FIBER CABLE - 100M

M8900-200        MMF LC-LC FIBER CABLE - 200M

M8900-250        MMF LC-LC FIBER CABLE - 250M