HP Storage Media 7A RDX 500GB Removable Disk Cartridge - Q2042A

Item # HPQ2042A (Part # Q2042A)
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Item Description:

Need a simple; inexpensive and reliable way to protect the data and systems critical to your small business? The HP RDX Removable Disk Cartridge delivers an easy-to-use; affordable; rugged and removable data protection cartridge for workstations and entry-level servers. Backups are simple and pain-free with drag and drop file access. Fast disk based performance provides the ability to store 160 GB; 320 GB; 500 GB; 1 TB of data on a single removable disk cartridge at speeds of up to 108 GB/hr. Long lasting removable disk cartridges and forward and backward compatible RDX docking stations reduce ownership costs. When used with an HP StorageWorks RDX Backup System the solution seamlessly integrates with HP Continuous Data Protection Software providing complete data protection and enabling simple and secure offsite storage.


Digital sending

  • Control panel: Green - cartridge is ready; Blinking Green - Activity (reading; writing; seeking); Amber - Fault detected


  • LED indicators: Green - cartridge is ready; Blinking Green - Activity (reading; writing; seeking); Amber - Fault detected


  • Data access time: 15 Milliseconds


  • Supported file systems: FAT32; NTFS; ext2; ext3
  • Capacity: 500 GB Raw; 1 TB Compressed 2:1
  • Media capacity native: 160 GB or 320 GB
  • Hard disk drive speed: 5400 rpm
  • Cartridge robustness: RDX 160GB; RDX 320GB; RDX 500GB; RDX 1TB - 1 m; 39.4 in (3 feet) drop to tile over concrete floor
  • Drive compatibility: HP Storage Media
  • Read speed; media: 30 MB/sec
  • Transfer rate: 30 MB/sec; Sustained native; 60 MB/sec; Sustained compressed 2:1; 480 MB/sec; Burst
  • Load/unload cycles: 5000; Minimum
  • Mean time between failures: 500;000 Hours @100% duty cycle


  • Form factor: 2.5-inch
  • Uncorrected error rate: 1 error per 10^14 bits read

Environmental information

  • Operating temperature range: 41 to 113 degreeF
  • Vibration: Sine vib 0.25G peak; 3-200 Hz (operational); random vib 1.54G RMS (non operational)
  • Storage altitude (imperial): -50 ft to 35;000 ft
  • Storage humidity: 10 to 90%; Non Condensing

Physical information

  • Weight: 0.77 lb
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 7.99 x 5.32 x3.35 in
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