• Obsolete Date 31-12-2025
  • End of support date 31-12-2028


  • Data access time 12 Milliseconds
  • Drive compatibility url
  • Warranty 3-Year Warranty
  • Files systems, supported FAT32, NTFS, ext2, ext3
  • Vibration Sine vib 0.25G peak, 3-200 Hz (operational), random vib 1.54G RMS (non-operational)
  • Media compatibility 160 GB 320 GB 500 GB 1 TB 2 TB 3 TB 4 TB
  • Weight 165 – 272 g
  • Product Dimensions (imperial) 0.924 x 3.409 x 4.68 in
  • Product Dimensions (metric) 23.47 x 86.60 x 119.00 mm
  • Weight 0.364 – 0.600 lb
  • Transfer rate 100 MB/sec, sustained transfer rate (native)
  • Capacity 3TB Without compression Without compression Without compression Depending on the drive and disk cartridge type
  • Form factor 2.5 inch
  • LED indicators Green – cartridge is ready Blinking Green – Activity (reading, writing, seeking) Amber – Fault detected
  • Operating humidity range 20 to 80%, Non Condensing
  • Mean time between failures 500,000 Hours @100% duty cycle
  • Read speed, media 30 MB/sec
  • Load/unload cycles 5000 Minimum
  • Cartridge robustness 1 m, 39.4 in (3 feet) drop to tile over concrete floor
  • Uncorrected error rate 1 error per 10^14 bits read



Do you need a fast disk-based backup and recovery solution that can grow with your business? The HPE RDX Removable Disk Cartridge is a rugged cartridge style hard disk drive. When paired with an internal or external docking station to provide easy off-site data protection and quick access to your most critical data. HPE RDX Removable Disk Cartridge makes backups simple with drag and drop file access and fast disk based performance (up to 360 GB/hr). In HPE RDX Removable Disk Cartridge, there is a choice of disk capacities ranging from 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB and 4 TB of data in a single cartridge. These long lasting removable disk cartridges are forward and backward compatible with all the HPE RDX USB 3.0 Internal and External Docking Stations, lowering your overall cost of ownership.

What’s new

  • Choice of disk capacities ranging from 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB and 4 TB.
  • Compatibility across various operating systems and virtualization platforms.
  • 4 TB cartridge and backup system, increasing backup and recovery capacity by 33 percent over the previous generation.


The HPE RDX Removable Disk Cartridge is designed for over 5,000 load and unload cycles and designed for long life expectancy.

Cartridges are tested to withstand a drop of 1 meter (39.4 in) making them more reliable for easy transport and store off-site for disaster recovery.

These rugged, portable cartridges protect the hard drive inside supporting making transporting data between locations easy and more reliable.

Fixed disk mode capabilities offering easy automated backups via the native Microsoft® Windows® OS.

Outstanding Reliability and Durability

Each HPE RDX Removable Disk Cartridge is qualified and tested making it easy to integrate into your server, storage and networking environments.

Easy to Own and Manage

Supports disk spanning so backup data can continue to grow across multiple cartridges.

Compatibility across various operating systems and virtualization platforms makes it simple to adapt into any small business environment.

Inner buffers designed to lower vibration for better read/write disk performance.

The HPE RDX Removable Disk Cartridge has built-in static protection reducing server failures due to statically charged peripherals.

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