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HP MSL2024/MSL4048 Tape Library

HP MSL2024/MSL4048
Ware247 presents the HP MSL tape Library Storage, offering 24 or 48 slot tape libraries from HP, featuring encryption capabilities. The MSL Libraries offer a broad choice of storage capacities and technology including LTO-6, LTO-5 or LTO-4 Ultrium tape drives.

HP MSL2024/MSL4048 Tape Library

The HP MSL tape Library Storage meets demanding storage requirement of businesses needing unattended backup, disaster recovery, or archive capability. The HP MSL tape Library Storage also offers a broad choice of storage capacity and interfaces with LTO-6, LTO-5, LTO-4, or LTO-3 Ultrium tape drives.

Web-based remote management makes the MSL Libraries easily managed from across the room or across the globe, eliminating the need for remote office IT staff. Quickly and simply manage the tape media both in and out of the library with the standard bar code reader, configurable mail slots, and multiple 12-slot removable magazines.

If a tape were lost or stolen, protect important business data from unauthorized access with the library-based encryption option. Library investment and uncertain data growth are easily managed with MSL accessory kits.

Quickly increase capacity and/or performance with tool-free drive upgrades, slot license capacity upgrades, or library expandability.

What's New

HP MSL2024/MSL4048 Tape Libraries are now available with LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 Fibre Channel and SAS tape drives which more than double the capacity and improve performance by 44% over LTO-5 libraries

LTO-6 drives also have a new hibernation feature that lowers idle power when there is no cartridge present.

Compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS2) directive


Easy to Manage and Use

LTFS provides a self-describing file system on a HP LTO-5 cartridge, which enables the combined archiving benefits of application independence, transportability and protection from obsolescence.

HP StoreOpen Automation is a free downloadable application that extends the LTFS capability to HP Autoloaders, HP StoreEver MSL and StoreEver ESL Tape Libraries.

HP MSL2024/MSL4048 Tape Libraries allow you to manage, configure and use the library from across the room or across the globe with the HP unique web-based remote management and diagnostics.

Proactively monitor utilization, operational performance, and overall life and health of the drives and media with TapeAssure.

HP MSL2024/MSL4048 Tape Libraries easily manage your media both in or out of the tape library with a standard bar code reader and multiple 12-slot removable magazines.

Protection and Flexibility

Native encryption on LTO-6, LTO-5 or LTO-4 MSL Libraries provide the highest level of security for strong backup data privacy to secure confidential information and address compliance regulations. The MSL Encryption Kit will provide secure keys to protect your backup independent of ISV application.

HP MSL tape libraries storage offer a wide range of capacity points from 9.6 TB to 600 TB of compressed storage capacity in a variety of rack ready form factors.

HP MSL2024/MSL4048 Tape Libraries easily increase capacity and performance with tool-free drive kits or slot license upgrades. Leverage the investment in an MSL2024, 4048, 8048, or 8096 Tape Library by adding a second library to manage as a single, larger library using the MSL Library Extender.

HP MSL2024/MSL4048 Tape Libraries offer various interface options for maximum flexibility when installing the tape library into a SCSI, SAS or SAN environment.

Proven Reliability

HP MSL tape libraries work with industry-leading servers, operating systems and backup software including HP Data Protector software. For more information, see HP Enterprise Backup Solutions.

You can add an optional second power supply for increased system reliability and up-time on the MSL4048, MSL8048, or MSL8096 Tape Library.

Long term data archiving with a specified 30 year media shelf life in normal ambient conditions.

HP MSL2024/MSL4048 Tape Library

Drive type LTO-6 Ultrium 6250
LTO-5 Ultrium 3280
LTO-5 Ultrium 3000
LTO-4 Ultrium 1840
LTO-4 Ultrium 1760
LTO-3 Ultrium 960
(4) Maximum supported, depending on model
Capacity 600TB Compressed 2.5:1
240TB Native
Maximum, depending on model and drive type
Host interface 8 Gb Fibre Channel or
4 Gb Fibre Channel or
6 Gb/sec SAS or
3 Gb/sec SAS
Ultra320 LVD SCSI
Transfer rate 5.76 TB/hr
Maximum, depending on model
Number of cartridge slots 24, 48, 96; Depending on model
Encryption capability AES 256-bit
NOTE: For Ultrium 6250, 3280, 3000, 1840 or 1760 drives
Form factor 2U-8U, Depending on model




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