The HPE LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 tape drive represents HPE's sixth-generation of LTO tape drive technology capable of storing up to 6.25TB (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 1.44TB/Hour (compressed 2.5:1), HPE's exclusive Data Rate 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 6250'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 6250 tape drives provide investment protection with full read and write backward support with LTO-5 media, and the ability to read LTO-4 cartridges.