QuickSpecs
HP StorageWorks RDX Removable Disk Backup
System
Overview
The HP StorageWorks RDX Removable Disk Backup System delivers an easy to use, affordable and rugged data protection
solution for workstations and entry level servers in your micro or small business. Backups are simple and pain-free with drag
and drop file access. Protect your entire system with the included "hands free" HP RDX continuous data protection software.
Cost of ownership is reduced with long lasting removable disk cartridges and a forward and backward compatible docking
station that does not require a costly and disruptive upgrade to accommodate future higher capacity cartridges. The RDX
Removable Disk Backup System offers fast disk based performance with the ability to store 160 GB or 320 GB of data on a
single removable disk cartridge at speeds of up to 108 GB/hr. Portable, durable and rugged removable disk cartridges
enable you to simply and securely store backups off site for complete data protection and peace of mind.
HP StorageWorks RDX Removable Disk Backup System
The HP StorageWorks RDX Removable Disk Backup System is an easy to use, affordable and rugged removable disk
backup solution for workstations and entry level servers. It is the ideal entry level backup solution for budget conscious micro
or small businesses with little or no IT resources that currently have no or only rudimentary backup processes in place
because they perceive data protection as complex, inconvenient and expensive.
Models
HP StorageWorks RDX160 Internal Removable Disk Backup System
NOTE: 0D1 will appear after this part number on your sales order if factory
integration is indicated.
HP StorageWorks RDX160 External Removable Disk Backup System
HP StorageWorks RDX320 Internal Removable Disk Backup System
NOTE: 0D1 will appear after this part number on your sales order if factory
integration is indicated.
HP StorageWorks RDX320 External Removable Disk Backup System
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AJ765A
AJ766A
AJ767A
AJ768A
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Features and Benefits
Key Features
Drag and drop file backup and restore
Includes "hands free" HP RDX continuous data protection software
Up to 108 GB/hour* transfer rate (uncompressed data) - * Where 1KB = 1,000 Bytes
Fast disk based random access file retrieval
Choice of 160GB or 320 GB capacity removable disk cartridges (interchangeable in any HP RDX docking station)
Compatibility with leading ISV backup software applications
Disk cartridges designed for long usage life - over 5,000 load/unload insertions
Compatible with future higher capacity cartridges and mobile 2.5" Hard Disk Drive technology roadmap
Portable, durable and shock proof cartridges (can withstand drop of 1 meter)
Easy to install (USB 2.0 plug and play) and compact (Half-height 5.25-inch form-factor) internal or external docking
station for removable cartridges
Broad compatibility with a wide range of servers and operating systems
Supporting tools -- HP StorageWorks LT&T available as a download with the drive to make installation, performance
tuning and trouble-shooting even easier
Customer Benefits
The simple way to
protect your business
data
Drag and drop file access makes backup as easy and convenient as the click of a mouse
Protect your entire system with included "hands free" HP RDX continuous data protection
software
Less time spent on backups with fast disk based file transfer/retrieval performance
Flexibility to meet budget and capacity requirements with choice of cartridge capacities
Usage model fits traditional backup architecture (e.g. ISV software) if required
Minimizes total cost of
protecting your
business data
Long usage life span of cartridges minimizes media replacement costs
No need to replace docking station when future higher capacity cartridges are available
Simply and securely
store backups off-site
for complete data
protection
Portable/durable disk cartridges enable easy off site archiving and disaster recovery
Rugged cartridge protects data from drops, ESD and harsh environmental conditions for
secure archiving/transportation/archiving
Plug and play USB dock allows flexible media rotation and easy future scalability
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Product Highlights
Product Highlights
Combines the best of
tape and disk
The HP RDX Removable Disk Backup System is based on removable disk technology that
handles and operates like a traditional tape drive and media, yet has all of the advantages of diskto-disk backup. The HP RDX removable disk solution allows for backups to be accomplished with
the included "hands free" HP RDX continuous data protection software, standard ISV backup
applications or data can be dragged and dropped directly to the rugged removable storage media.
To the host computer, the HP RDX removable disk cartridge appears as a Windows drive letter
with the high performance benefits of a disk based backup system.
Easy to implement and Many micro or small business customers have limited time, knowledge, experience or desire to
use
dedicate to backup and therefore currently have no or only rudimentary backup processes in
place. The HP RDX Removable Disk Backup System offers these customers a complete backup
solution that is simple to implement and easy to use.
Installation is an easy and quick process of connecting the industry standard form factor HP RDX
USB docking station either internally to a server or externally as a tabletop. Backing up is a simple
matter of inserting a removable disk cartridge into the docking station. The cartridge will
automatically show up as a letter drive in Windows explorer with no extra formatting or extra steps
required. Simply select the files that need to be protected and drag them into the removable drive
folder. To restore files, just reverse the process.
For a hands free backup experience use the included HP RDX continuous data protection backup
software designed for ease of use and complete workstation and server backup protection. Key
features of the HP RDX continuous data protection software include continuous data protection,
data deduplication, bare metal restore, seamless cartridge rotation and archiving support, simple
file recovery, complete backup coverage (unlimited file versions, open files, application data user
settings and the complete operating system are all automatically backed up), and comprehensive
backup status updates. Scheduled backups can be performed through support for standard ISV
backup applications.
Fast backup and
restore
Staff productivity and thus customer service can be negatively impacted by the lengthening
backup window and restore/recovery times associated with optical backup solutions. The HP RDX
Removable Disk Backup System provides a backup solution that backs up and retrieves data
quickly and reliably thus optimizing application availability and staff productivity.
Data can be backed up to RDX cartridges at hard drive speeds (up to 108 GB/hour). HP RDX
cartridges are randomly accessed and read so critical single files and selected file stores can be
restored in seconds instead of hours.
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Product Highlights
Affordable cost of
ownership
Many micro or small business customers have limited IT budget available for data protection with
business owners wanting to minimize IT capital and operational expenditure and protect IT
investments to optimize business profitability. The HP RDX Removable Disk Backup System
provides a complete backup solution that has low initial acquisition costs and low on-going media
and upgrade costs.
Total cost of ownership is minimized by the fact that HP RDX cartridges are specified for 5,000
insertion/removal cycles, so HP RDX cartridges will not wear out (and therefore need to be
replaced) over the typical life cycle of the solution. Upgrade and obsolescence costs are also
reduced and investment protection guaranteed by the fact that HP RDX docking stations are
compatible with all current and future higher capacity RDX cartridges. Customers will not need to
purchase a new docking station when next generation higher capacity RDX cartridges are
released. Similarly, today's RDX cartridges are compatible with all current and future HP RDX
docking stations. Customer's existing RDX cartridges will work with next generation HP RDX
docking stations when they are released.
Removability and
portability
To ensure complete data protection against all types of data loss - including on-site system/site
destruction or natural disaster - small businesses need the ability to remove their backup and
archive data off-site. The HP RDX Removable Disk Backup System provides a backup solution
that enables on-site backup data to be removed, stored and rotated off-site in an easy, safe and
secure way.
HP RDX cartridges are portable (palm size), durable (2.5" disk drive features include ramp loading
heads, fluid dynamic bearings, inactive state spin down) and rugged (designed and proven to
withstand a 3 feet (one metre drop) onto concrete). The robust HP RDX cartridge is also designed
to protect data from potentially damaging Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) and as well as prolonged
exposure to heat, dust and other environmental contaminants.
Reliability and
archivability
The HP RDX Removable Disk Backup System provides a docking station specified for more than
10,000 load and unloads and an HP RDX cartridge specified for over 5,000 load and unloads and
long life expectancy.
Easy scalability and
expandability
Many growing micro and small businesses are experiencing storage capacity growth that is
outstripping the capacity/performance of current optical backup solutions. The HP RDX
Removable Disk Backup System provides a backup solution that scales easily as capacity needs
grow. Adding capacity is a simple matter of adding cartridges to an existing HP RDX USB docking
station. The HP RDX Docking Station will work with all current as well future higher capacity
cartridges as they are introduced. The product's roadmap leverages the industry standard mobile
2.5" hard disk drive roadmaps with new higher capacity cartridges expected to be introduced on
an annual basis.
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Compatibility
Compatibility
HP's extensive compatibility testing program assures that your HP StorageWorks RDX Removable
Disk Backup System works with leading servers, operating systems, and backup applications. For
the latest list of servers, workstations, operating systems, and backup software that support the
HP RDX Removable Disk Backup System, check the HP RDX compatibility pages on our Web site
at: http://www.hp.com/go/connect.
HP Server and
Workstation
Compatibility
The HP StorageWorks RDX Removable Disk Backup System is compatible with HP ProLiant
servers and HP workstations. HP StorageWorks RDX Removable Disk Backup System is
supported on the following classes of HP systems:
HP ProLiant DL servers
HP ProLiant ML servers
HP Personal Workstations
For details of which RDX Removable Disk Backup models work with which systems, including
third-party systems, visit: http://www.hp.com/go/connect for the latest hardware compatibility
information.
NOTE: HP recommends that no more than one HP RDX Removable Disk Backup System be
connected to a system at a time.
OS Support
Microsoft® Windows®, Linux (various distributions)
NOTE: Please visit: http://www.hp.com/go/connect for the latest compatibility information.
Backup Software
Support
HP Data Protector Express, CA BrightStor ARCServe Backup, Symantec Backup Exec, and other
backup applications that support removable disk media
NOTE: Please visit: http://www.hp.com/go/connect for the latest compatibility information.
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Service and Support, HP Care Pack, and Warranty Information
HP Care Pack Services HP Care Pack Services offer upgraded service levels to extend and expand your standard product
warranty with easy to buy, easy to use support packages that help you make the most of your
hardware and software investments. They let you choose the support levels that meet your
business requirements. They help you contain total cost of ownership.
HP Care Pack warranty extensions can be purchased along with HP products to cost-effectively
upgrade or extend your warranty. For many products, post-warranty HP Care Pack Services are
available when your original warranty has expired.
Why purchase an HP Care Pack service?
Your standard warranty protects against product defects. HP Care Pack Services help you guard
against unplanned downtime, which can reduce your productivity and profitability. These
convenient service packages:
Protect your investment in HP products
Provide consistent, predictable levels of support across your entire department or business
Ease budget planning with fixed-cost support that includes parts
Give you direct access to proven technical and problem-solving expertise
Deliver prompt, measurable results
Are available whenever and wherever you do business
HP Care Pack availability may vary by country and product.
Supporting your Adaptive Enterprise journey
HP Services helps you make the Adaptive Enterprise real for your organization. The breadth,
depth, and quality of HP hardware and software support services can help you improve the
performance of your IT support processes and resolve the complex software and hardware
problems that tax user productivity. HP Care Pack services help you increase IT environment
stability, efficiency, and agility from the desktop to the data centre, and improve the productivity of
your employees.
Warranty and Services Hewlett-Packard provides a 1-year, next-day, parts exchange, limited warranty for the HP
Included with the
StorageWorks RDX Removable Disk Backup System, plus 9x5 phone support for the duration of
Product
the warranty.
HP warrants only that the StorageWorks software media will be free of physical defects for a
period of ninety (90) days from delivery.
For more information about HP's Global Limited Warranty and Technical Support, visit:
ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/products/storageworks/warranty/en_321708-008.pdf
Recommended
Services
In order to maximize ROI and product uptime, and minimize the cost of ownership, Hewlett
Packard recommends:
3 year Next Business Day Parts Exchange
Guards against downtime, which reduces productivity and profitability
Eases budget planning with fixed-cost support that includes parts and labor
Direct access to proven technical and problem-solving expertise
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Service and Support, HP Care Pack, and Warranty Information
Available HP Care
Pack Services
Extend your product warranty on the StorageWorks RDX Removable Disk Backup System with a
cost-saving support package.
HP Care Pack Services are sold by HP and HP authorized enterprise and commercial resellers.
Services for customers purchasing via direct and enterprise resellers are quoted using HP order
configuration tools. Additional information about HP Care Pack Service features and benefits is
available at: http://www.hp.com/hps/carepack/services/.
Key for HP Care Pack Service availability in the table below:
E = Service available for customers purchasing direct and via enterprise resellers
C = Service available for customers purchasing via commercial resellers
N/A = Service not applicable
HP Care Pack Services
Deployment and Per Event Services
HP Installation
HP Installation & Startup
HP Implementation
Service Available
N/A
N/A
N/A
For more information about Deployment and Per Event Services for HP Storage, visit:
http://www.hp.com/hps/storage/.
HP Care Pack Services
Availability Services
HP Next Business Day Hardware Support
1 yr
3 yr
4 yr
5 yr
N/A
E/C
N/A
N/A
* Both Proactive 24 & Critical Service relate only to 'reactive elements'. 'Proactive elements' are
available on a time & materials basis. (SW is supported separately per package.)
To find HP Care Pack Services available via HP authorized commercial resellers, visit:
http://h30125.www3.hp.com/csn/salesmktg/elfpack/elf_nonlkup_ctrylang.asp?code=elnl
HP Care Pack Service Enterprise & Commercial Purchased Care Packs
Product Numbers
('A' stands for physical Care Pack, 'E' for electronic Care Pack)
Product Description
eSupport
Product
Number
Support Band
HP eSupport is a portfolio of technology-based services that assist you with managing your
business environment - from the desktop to the data center.
Support Portal
The HP support portal provides one-stop access to the information, tools and services you need
to manage the daily operations of your IT environment.
Features include:
Access to self-solve tools (including search technical knowledge base)
Efficient logging and tracking of support cases
Collaboration with other business and IT professionals
Download of patches and drivers
Access to diagnostic tools
Proactive notification of relevant information
Access to certain features of the support portal requires an HP service agreement. To access the
support portal, visit: http://www.hp.com/support
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Service and Support, HP Care Pack, and Warranty Information
HP Education Services For more information about HP Education Services for Storage and SAN, visit:
http://education.hp.com/curr-storsan.html
Additional Services
Information
For more information about Deployment, Per Event, Consulting and Education services for HP
Storage, visit: http://www.hp.com/hps/storage/
For more information about HP Care Pack services for storage products, visit:
http://www.hp.com/hps/carepack/storage/cp_networked.html
For more information about HP storage software, services and updates, visit:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/software.html
If you have specific questions, contact your local HP representative. Contact information for a
representative in your area can be found at "Contact HP" http://www.hp.com/
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Kit Contents
Kit Contents
Model Name
HP RDX160 Internal
Kit Contents Description
RDX Internal Docking Station, installation poster, HP StorageWorks CD
(containing electronic user's guide and drivers), internal USB cable, HP RDX
160GB removable disk cartridge, HP RDX continuous data protection software
NOTE: 0D1 will appear after this part number on your sales order if factory
integration is indicated.
HP RDX160 External
RDX External Docking Station, installation poster, HP StorageWorks CD
(containing electronic user's guide and drivers), external USB cable, power
cord/supply, HP RDX 160GB removable disk cartridge, HP RDX continuous data
protection software
AJ766A
HP RDX320 Internal
RDX Internal Docking Station, installation poster, HP StorageWorks CD
(containing electronic user's guide and drivers), internal USB cable, HP RDX
320GB removable disk cartridge, HP RDX continuous data protection software
NOTE: 0D1 will appear after this part number on your sales order if factory
integration is indicated.
AJ767A
HP RDX320 External
RDX External Docking Station, installation poster, HP StorageWorks CD
(containing electronic user's guide and drivers), external USB cable, power
cord/supply, HP RDX 320GB removable disk cartridge, HP RDX continuous data
protection software
AJ768A
Media
HP 160GB RDX Removable Disk Cartridge
HP 320GB RDX Removable Disk Cartridge
Q2040A
Q2041A
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Technical Specifications
Dimensions
Form Factor
Physical (HxWxD)
Internal Dock
Physical (HxWxD)
External Dock
Physical (HxWxD)
Removable Disk
Cartridge
Shipping (HxWxD)
Internal/External
Shipping (HxWxD)
Removable Disk
Cartridge
Weight
Orientation
Capacity
Performance
Reliability
Out of box, Internal
Dock
Out of box, External
Dock
Out of box, Removable
Disk Cartridge
Shipping, Internal Dock
Shipping
External Dock
Shipping, Removable
Disk Cartridge
HP RDX 160 RD Backup System HP RDX 320 RD Backup System
Half-height, 5¼ in (internal module) Half-height, 5¼ in (internal module)
1.63 x 5.78 x 6.72 in
1.63 x 5.78 x 6.72 in
(4.14 x 14.68 x 17.07 cm)
(4.14 x 14.68 x 17.07 cm)
2.04 x 4.32 x 7.00 in (incl bezel)
2.04 x 4.32 x 7.00 in (incl bezel)
(5.18 x 10.98 x 17.75 cm
(5.18 x 10.98 x 17.75 cm
(incl.bezel))
(incl.bezel))
0.92 x 3.39 x 4.68 in
0.92 x 3.39 x 4.68 in
(2.34 x 8.66 x 11.9 cm)
(2.34 x 8.66 x 11.9 cm)
8.07 x 7.87 x 15.75 in
(20.5 x 20.0 x 40 cm)
3.35 x 5.32 x 7.99 in
(8.50 x 13.5 x 20.3 cm)
8.07 x 7.87 x 15.75 in
(20.5 x 20.0 x 40 cm)
3.35 x 5.32 x 7.99 in
(8.50 x 13.5 x 20.3 cm)
1.40 lb (635g)
1.40 lb (635g)
1.19 Ib (540g)
1.19 Ib (540g)
0.38 lb (173g)
0.38 lb (173g)
3.37 lb (1.53Kg)
3.37 lb (1.53Kg)
3.5 lb (1.59Kg)
0.76 lb (345g)
3.5 lb (1.59Kg)
0.77 lb (349g)
Internal Dock
Horizontal +/- 90 degrees
External Dock
Horizontal +/- 90 degrees
Native
160GB
Compressed
320GB
(assumes 2:1 application
based data
compression)
Average sustained
30MBs
transfer rate, native
Average sustained
60MBs
transfer rate,
compressed
(assumes 2:1 application
based data
compression)
Burst transfer
480MBs
rate(USB)
Data access time
15 milliseconds
Supported file systems FAT32, NTFS, ext2, ext3
MTBF (Dock)
550,000 hours @100% duty cycle
MTBF (cartridge)
500,000 hours
Uncorrected Error Rate 1 error per 1014 bits read
Horizontal +/- 90 degrees
Horizontal +/- 90 degrees
320GB
640GB
30MBs
60MBs
480MBs
15 milliseconds
FAT32, NTFS, ext2, ext3
550,000 hours @100% duty cycle
500,000 hours
1 error per 1014 bits read
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Technical Specifications
Media
Compatibility
Interface
Power Specifications
Environmental
Specifications (both
models)
Docking Station
10,000 (minimum)
Load/Unload cycles
Cartridge Load/Unload 5,000 (minimum)
cycles
Backwards and forwards
compatibility to any current/future
RDX removable disk cartridge
Interface type
USB 2.0
USB connector
USB standard series B receptacle
Power requirements, +5V ± 5% (100mV Max ripple)
Internal
@1.3A
+12V ± 10% (150mV Max ripple)
@0.005A
Power requirements, 100 to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, autoExternal
ranging
Power consumption
6.6 W/20 W (typical/peak)
Temperature range
10,000 (minimum)
5,000 (minimum)
Backwards and forwards
compatibility to any current/future
RDX removable disk cartridge
USB 2.0
USB standard series B receptacle
+5V ± 5% (100mV Max ripple)
@1.1A
+12V ± 10% (150mV Max ripple)
@0.4A
100 to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, autoranging
6.6 W/20 W
(typical)/ (peak)
10 to 40 degrees (operating), -40 to 65 degrees (non operating)
Relative humidity
20 to 80%, non condensing (operating), 10 to 90%, non-condensing
(non operating)
Altitude
-50 ft to 10,000 ft (operational), -50 ft to 35,000 ft (non operational)
Vibration
random vib(operational): 0.30Grms 5Hz to 500Hz, sine vib(non-op):
0.75g (0-peak) 5Hz to 500Hz, random(non-op): 2.41Grms 5Hz to 500Hz
half sine 31G @2.6ms (operational), half sine 71G @ 2m (non
operational)
Shock : Cartridge non 1 m (39.4 in) drop to tile over concrete floor
operating drop shock
Standards Compliance cURus Recognized (UL60950), TÜV EN60950 (IEC 60950), FCC and CE Declaration of
(both models)
Conformity, C-TICK Approved (AS/NZS CISPR22), VCCI Approved, RRL Approved, BSMI
Approved, GOSH Approved
Front Panel LED
Eject Button/Power
Indicators and buttons LED (on docking
(both models)
station)
Off
Green
Blinking Green
Amber
No Power
Power is on and unit is working correctly
Unit is ejecting the cartridge
Unit has detected a fault. For more
information run a diagnostic application
Blinking Amber
Host computer is accessing the media, and
the user has pressed the eject button. The
unit will eject the cartridge after the host
access completes
Activity LED (on
Green
Cartridge is ready
cartridge)
Blinking Green
Activity (Reading, writing, seeking)
Amber
Unit has detected a fault. For more
information run a diagnostic application
Emergency Eject Hole Emergency Eject Hole to eject the cartridge
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Technical Specifications
© Copyright 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
Microsoft and Windows NT are US registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel is a US registered trademark of Intel
Corporation.
The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such
products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for
technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
For RDX drives and media, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.
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