HP N1528A / N1529A LTO 3 SCSI ACL

The RoHS compliant N1528A / N1529A 15-cartridge ACL, available for HP NonStop™ S-series and Integrity NS-series servers, is designed to address today's midrange data storage challenges: short backup windows, tight budgets, expanding data, limited IT resources, costly downtime, the need to consolidate storage and potentially complex networking environments.

Each ACL unit has 15 LTO cartridge slots and supports one LTO 3 SCSI drive, providing up to 6 TB native capacity (12 TB compressed) and a  native transfer rate of 80 MB/second. This ACL is available in tabletop and rack-mount configurations.

The N1528A / N1529A's size provides superior density, minimizing the use of costly data center space. It combines ease-of-use features and reliable trouble-free operation. The N1528A/ N1529A products can be attached to the new Integrity NonStop server via the M8201R router.

The N1528A / N1529A has been integrated into the HP NonStop environment by Tributary Systems, Inc. to offer an ideal solution for network backup where speed and reliability are critical.

  • Up to 15 cartridge slot capacity
  • Supports one LTO Gen 3 SCSI drive
  • Provides capacity up to 6 TB native, 12 TB compressed
  • Up to 80 MB/second native transfer rate, 160 MB compressed
  • SCSI (HVD) interface
  • Rack-mount and tabletop configurations
  • Available on HP NonStop™ servers
HP Number:
N1528A - Rack-mount
N1529A - Tabletop


System requirements:

Hardware Interface
S-series PMFC, SNDA, IOMF2
Integrity NonStop FCSA (w/M8201R)

NonStop Kernel operating system, release G06.31 or later
Integrity NonStop, release H06.11 or later


Technical specifications:

Performance Data
Capacity Up to 6 TB native, 12 TB compressed
Data Transfer Rate 80 MB/second native,
up to 160 MB/second compressed

Input Voltage AC - 100-240V
Input Frequencies - 50/60 Hz

Media Data
Ultrium 3
Capacity - 400 GB native
Archival Life - 30 years
Durability - 1,000,000 passes


Power Requirements:

N1528A 1.6 - 1.0A (100VAC - 240VAC)
N1529A 1.6 - 1.0A (100VAC - 240VAC)


Physical Dimensions:

N1528A 8.75 x 16.75 x 31
N1529A 8.75 x 16.75 x 31

N1528A Unpacked 67.0 lbs. (30.40 kg) est. (with 1 drive installed)
Packaged (approx.) 99.0 lbs. (44.91 kg) estimated

N1529A Unpacked 67.0 lbs. (30.40 kg) est. (with 1 drive installed)
Packaged (approx.) 99.0 lbs. (44.91 kg) estimated


Operating Temperature:

50 degrees F to 95 degrees F (10 degrees C to 35 degrees C) Operating
-40 degrees F to 151 degrees F (-40 degrees C to 66 degrees C) Non-Operating


Humidity Range:

Operating: 20 to 80% RH (Non-condensing, max wet bulb temperature = 26C)
Non-Operating: 10 to 95% RH (Non-condensing, max wet bulb temperature = 26C)


Number of Cartridge Slots:

15 Cartridges


Safety (regulatory agency certifications): N1528A/N1529A ACL


UL Listed Mark UL 1950, Standard for Safety of Information
Technology Equipment

CUL Mark (Canadian UL) CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 950, Standard for Safety of Information Technology Equipment

CE Marking (European Union) Low Voltage Directive, 72/23/EEC, European Union

TUV GS Mark (Germany) EN60950, (IEC950) Standard for Safety of
Information Technology Equipment, Third addition

FCC US Std. 47 CFR, Part 15 Rules, Class A.
Notation on Product

Industry Canada Industry Canada Rules, ICES-003, Class A.
Notation on product

CE Marking (European Union) EMC Directive, 89/336/EEC Laws, relating to
Electromagnetic compatibility, European Union
EN55022, Standard, RFI limits, Information
Technology Equipment, Class A EN55024,
Information Technology Equipment, Immunity.

VCCI Class 1 per CISPR 22, Japan. VCCI
Statement on product

BSMI (BCIQ) CNS: 13438, Taiwan. EMC warning and
Certificate number on product


* Individual compression achieved is a function of many variables, including the data characteristics. As a practical guide, mainframe compression rates usually achieve in the 2:1 to 2.5:1 range. In all instances, slightly lower or significantly higher numbers may be achieved.