HP DLT VS1 160GB data cartridge offers higher capacity and low cost per GB for customers with prior investments in DLT backup technology. Great choice for IT managers in corporate and Enterprise data centers that need to back up value servers in a reasonable time frame. Transfer rate is 16MB per second. Data cartridge offers a 30-year archival life and lasts up to 1,000,000 head passes or an average of 10,000 loads/unloads. Solid and liquid lubricants in tape binder system reduce tape and drive head wear. Improved leader pin threading and accurate tape reel positioning ensure load/unload reliability at the critical point where the drive engages with the media and pulls tape from the spool.