HPE 500GB RDX Data Cartridge - HP Q2042A- RD1000 Compatible

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500GB (up to 1TB compressed)
Dell RD1000 Compatible
RDX Cartridge
Your Price: $107.74
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HP 500GB RDX Cartridge (Q2042A)
Compatible all RDX Docking Stations and Dell PowerVault RD1000

Features and Benefits

  • Large Capacity - 500GB uncompressed (up to 1TB compressed)
  • Rugged - HP RDX cartridges are designed to withstand a drop of 3 feet (1 meter) and to protect against electrostatic discharge (ESD) and other harsh environmental conditions
  • Fast - disk-based transfer and file retrieval 25 to 30MB/sec
  • Long life - 5,000 load/unload insertions
  • Portable, durable disk cartridges enable easy off-site archiving and disaster recovery
  • Compatible with the Dell PowerVault RD1000 System and all brands of RDX docks

The HP 500GB RDX Removable Disk Cartridge delivers an easy-to-use, affordable, rugged and removable data protection cartridge for desktops, workstations and servers. Backups are simple and pain-free with drag and drop file access. Fast disk based performance provides the ability to store 500GB of data on a single removable disk cartridge at speeds of up to 108 GB/hr.

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Manufacturer Hewlett Packard
Part Number Q2042A
Format RDX Cartridge - Compatible with Dell? PowerVault? RD1000
Storage Capacity 500GB native and up to 1TB compressed
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 100 MB/sec; Sustained native; 200 MB/sec; Sustained compressed 2:1
Data access time 12 Milliseconds
Load/unload cycles 5000 Minimum
Files systems, supported FAT32, NTFS, ext2, ext3
LED indicators Green ? cartridge is ready
Blinking Green ? Activity (reading, writing, seeking)
Amber ? Fault detected
Labeling Write on front label
Warranty One year from HP
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4 Reviews

  • 5
    Good drives at a good price

    Posted by Church man on 21st Jul 2016

    no comment

  • 5
    good job

    Posted by ANDY on 17th Feb 2015


  • 5
    Excellent Item

    Posted by ARuss on 6th Feb 2015

    So far it these work like a charm and are half the price of those from Dell.

  • 5
    I will buy again

    Posted by Eric on 6th Dec 2013

    Bought to replace RD1000 and works well.

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