The HPE LTO-7 Ultrium 15000 tape drive represents Hewlett Packard Enterprise 's seventh-generation of LTO tape drive technology capable of storing up to 15TB (compressed 2.5:1) per cartridge while providing enterprise tape drive monitoring and management capabilities with HPE TapeAssure, ease of use with support for LTFS and AES 256-bit hardware data encryption easy-to-enable security to protect the most sensitive data and prevent unauthorized access of tape cartridges. Capable of data transfer rates up to 300 MB/sec (native), with Speed Matching feature further optimizes performance by matching speed of host to keep drives streaming and increase the reliability of the drive and media. HPE LTO Ultrium half-height drives are designed for server customers in direct attached storage (DAS) environments. For IT organizations with stringent, long-term data retention requirements, the Ultrium 15000's WORM (Write-Once, Read-Many) data protection feature offers a simple and secure method for archiving records as part of a compliance solution to meet the toughest of industry regulations. The Ultrium 15000 tape drives provide investment protection with full read and write backward support with LTO-6 media, and the ability to read LTO-5 cartridges. By more than doubling the native capacity of previous generation Ultrium drives, Hewlett Packard Enterprise customers now require fewer data cartridges to meet their storage needs, significantly reducing their IT costs and increasing their ROI.