HPE StoreEver Tape Storage

Proven enterprise tape backup and storage solutions that retain your valuable data for longer and for less, as your business data continues to grow.
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Why tape storage is in-demand for data retention

From cyber-attacks to natural disasters, the threat landscape for data loss is growing. Traditional tape storage continues to be in strong demand as a cost-effective, reliable, and secure storage method to protect and retain your data in the long term.

Address all your business’ retention and compliance needs with our complete portfolio of HPE tape solutions and services. Protect your data for as little as $0.005 per GB for life1, plus gain air-gap protection against ransomware and data corruption. Make HPE StoreEver tape storage even simpler to use and manage with our unique tape library management software. Create a more efficient HPC environment by automating cold-data placement in your tiered storage system to HPE tape storage solutions using HPE Data Management Framework software.

Our latest innovations

New StoreEver MSL 1/8 0-drive tape autoloader

StoreEver MSL 1/8 0-drive tape autoloader supports one LTO drive and eight slots in a 1U form factor to provide cost-effective, easy-to-install, unattended and automated tape storage. You can now reuse your existing MSL tape drive upgrade kits for added investment protection.

Try tape management software for free

Experience the unique benefits of HPE StoreEver Tape Library Management Software with a 60-day free trial for HPE StoreEver TapeAssure Advanced. Get a free 10-cartridge slot license for HPE StoreEver Data Verification when you download the Command View for Tape Libraries (CVTL) Software.

Deploy strong data protection

Designed for small to mid-sized organizations, the highly scalable HPE MSL3040 tape library offers a modular design and flexible capacity up to 8.4 PB. Guard your business assets with LTO-8, providing complete data protection and secure, long-term retention of business assets.3

Why choose HPE StoreEver tape backup and storage?

Low-cost, high-durability HPE tape storage with LTO-8 technology saves you money, delivers faster performance, and ensures long-term data availability. Some of the most intensive HPC environments in the world rely on our trusted, secure tape storage solutions.

Securely store up to 8.4 PB

Protect the data assets of your small to midsized business for the long term with the HPE MSL3040 tape library. With a flexible, modular design and up to 8.4 PB storage capacity with LTO-8, the MSL3040 provides complete data protection and security.3

Make StoreEver tape storage even simpler to use and manage

Tape Library Management software

Proactively configure, manage, and monitor an entire HPE tape library environment from a single pane of glass for maximum peace of mind.

Library and tape tools (L&TT)

Verify installation, ensure product reliability, and perform diagnostics with free downloadable tools that help you resolve tape-device issues faster.

HPE StoreOpen for LTFS

Simplify how you access, manage, and share data on tape with drag-and-drop file management.

Cost-effective flexibility for tiered and virtualized environments

Modern data protection for virtualized environments

Veeam 9 enables you to copy VM backup files directly to HPE StoreEver Tape natively, all from within the Veeam solution.

Improved cost and performance with tape tiers

HPE StoreEver, 3PAR StoreServ, and Commvault Simpana deliver a multi-tiered tape and disk archiving solution to address your cost and performance needs.

Let’s talk

Speak with an HPE expert about how HPE tape storage products can help you achieve your data-archiving objectives.


Video : HPE StoreEver Tape with HPE LTO Ultrium storage supplies

Video | 1:47

There is a storage medium that can keep data safe for a very long time, that can scale without limits and keep up with accelerating data growth driven by billions of devices and the Internet of Things.

Video : Around the Storage Block Chalk Talk: HPE tape with LTO-8

Video | 5:51

With the availability of the new LTO-8 Ultrium tape format, the HPE StoreEver Tape Storage family has been refreshed. In this ChalkTalk, HPEStorageGuy Calvin Zito gives an overview of the HPE StoreEver Tape family.


technical white paper | application/pdf | 5680 KB

Explore the HPE StoreOpen with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) format's software configuration and best practices for convenient archiving in this technical white paper.


customer presentation | application/pdf | 234 KB

Customer presentation for HPE Scalable Object Storage with Scality RING


solution brief | application/pdf | 244 KB

Read how the data availability solution along with 3-2-1 backup rule by HPE and Veeam alliance protects enterprise data from ransomware threats in this solution brief.

Business White Paper : How tape can support a GDPR compliant data processing system

Business White Paper | PDF | 288 KB

Discover how HPE StoreEver tape storage solutions can support your organization to meet the challenges of GDPR compliance.


technical white paper | application/pdf | 271 KB

The barcode labels on tape cartridges provide both human-readable and machine-readable identifiers. This white paper discusses the many factors required to use barcode labels successfully in a tape backup environment.


technical white paper | application/pdf | 1681 KB

Discover how HPE StoreEver LTO Ultrium Tape Drive encryption is helping businesses protect their data from breaches while reducing the risk of audit failures and financial losses.


solution brief | application/pdf | 571 KB

The HPE Backup & Recovery Impact Analysis Service provides you with the knowledge and guidance necessary to stabilize, enhance, and systematically improve your data protection solution.

Video : LTO-7 Type M media: An overview

Video | 1:28

Let us tell you more about LTO-7 Type M Media and the benefits of a tape storage system.

Tools : LTO tape storage TCO calculator tool


The LTO cloud compare TCO calculator is designed to fully compare the long term retention solutions available to consumers. This calculator assumes that all bandwidth charges for offsite storage in Cloud or on Tape will be the same, and that calculation is outside the scope of the storage calculation.


analyst report | application/pdf | 238 KB

The following summary updates the results of a previous ESG Economic Validation study that revealed the economic benefits of using Linear Tape-Open LTO Ultrium technology for long-term data retention.

1 Assumes 2.5:1 compression ratio for the life of the cartridge. LTO-7 Type M media based on current audit of LTO-7 pricing (March '17) at $115.55 per 22.5 TB.

2 According to the WW Quarterly IDC Custom Tape Tracker 2017 H2, HPE is the worldwide market share leader in total units for open systems tape drives and tape autoloaders.

3 Using 2.5:1 compression ratio with HPE LTO-8 tape drives and media.