HPE MSL4048 Tape Library

HPE MSL4048 Tape Library AK381A

The HPE StorageWorks MSL4048 Tape Library will meet a broad range of demanding data storage needs including unattended backup, archive and disaster recovery for small to medium businesses, workgroups, or remote offices. The MSL4048 enables you to easily manage your media both in and out of the library with a standard bar code reader, a configurable three-slot mail slot and four 12-slot removable magazines. As your data protection needs increase, simply add additional performance or capacity to your MSL4048 Tape Library with tool-free drive upgrade kits

Native Capacity

HPE StoreEver LTO Ultrium Tape Drives provide up to 72 TB of native capacity

Compressed Capacity

HPE StoreEver LTO Ultrium Tape Drives provide up to 144 TB of compressed capacity.

Transfer rate

4.0 TB/hr; Maximum, compressed 2:1, depending on number of drives and drives selected


Provides highest level of security with compression for strong backup data privacy to secure confidential information and address compliance quickly and with fewer cartridges.

Mount type

The rack mount hardware included with the library allows installation in a variety of HP racks which include the 10000 series, 9000 series, 5000 series and System/E racks.

Host interface

4 Gb Fibre Channel or; Ultra320 LVD SCSI or; 3 Gb/sec SAS; Depending on drive type


  • Number of Cartridge Slots: 48
  • Form Factor: 4U Rack-mountable
  • Model number: AK381A
  • Mean time between failures: 100,000 hours (based on 1M MSBF)
  • Product Type: Tape Library
  • Barcode Reader: Yes
  • Recording Method: Linear Serpentine

HP MSL4048 0-Drive 4U 48-Slot Tape Library Part# AK381A (includes 48 slots, zero drives)