The HP StorageWorks Ultrium 448 tape drive is HP's second generation of half-height LTO tape drive technology. Offering a choice of both SCSI and SAS models, this midrange capacity, low cost tape drive delivers a compressed storage capacity of 400 GB per data cartridge and a compressed data transfer rate of 172 GB per hour, double the capacity and one and a half times the performance of the Ultrium 232 tape drive. The Ultrium 448 tape drive is fully read and write compatible with all first- and second-generation Ultrium drives and media. These features, combined with low pricing, make the Ultrium 448 the ideal direct-attach and network backup solution for entry-level and midrange servers where capacity and low cost of ownership are critical. New SAS-based models allow for direct connect to SAS-based HP ProLiant servers via embedded SAS controller or SAS HBA.