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Product Code: DW027A

  • Product Description
The industry leading HP StorageWorks DAT 72 USB Tape Drive provides an optimum balance of dependable backup capacity and low cost of ownership for small and medium businesses, remote offices, and workgroups. The DAT 72 delivers a capacity of 72 GB on a single data cartridge and a transfer rate of 23 GB/hr (assuming a 2:1 compression ratio). The USB 2.0 interface provides universal plug-and-play connectivity and a setup time of less than 60 seconds. This drive reads and writes DAT 72, DDS-4, and DDS-3 formats, making it the perfect upgrade from earlier generations of DDS. The DAT 72 USB Tape Drive is available as an external tape drive or an internal module, making it compatible with virtually any server environment. Features - Native USB 2.0 Interface: Provides two major customer benefits - 1) works on more servers with universal USB 2.0 plug-and-play connectivity and 2) saves time and money with an easy setup taking less than 60 seconds. - Lowest media price of any tape technology: Low-cost backup solution and ongoing low-cost of ownership. - Reliable industry standard DDS technology: As the most popular server backup technology of all time, DAT offers a proven track record of reliability and assured investment protection. - Up to 36 GB native capacity on a single tape (with DAT 72): Provides enough capacity for a small server or workstation. - Transfer rate of over 10GB/hr native (with DAT 40 and DAT 72): Backs up a whole cartridge worth of data in less than four hours.

Technical Specifications

Colour of product Black
I/O ports USB standard series B receptacle
SCSI controller type USB 2.0
Data transmission
Seek time (s) 68
Sustained data transfer rate (native) (MB/s) 3.2
Sustained data transfer rate (compressed) (MB/s) 6.4
Environmental conditions
Storage relative humidity range (%) 5 - 95
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing) (%) 5 - 95
Relative humidity (%) 20 - 80
Operating temperature range (T-T) (°C) 5 - 40
Operating relative humidity range (%) 20 - 80
Storage temperature range (T-T) (°C) -40 - 70
Drive device, buffer size (MB) 8
Buffer size (KB) 8000
Packaging data
Package dimensions (WxDxH) (mm) 280 x 320 x 300
Package weight (g) 2900
Storage media
Native capacity (GB) 36
Compressed capacity (GB) 72
System requirements
Compatible operating systems Microsoft Windows, Linux (various distributions)
Technical details
Upgrade type HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools (L&TT) enables firmware downloads
Internal N
Hot-Plug support Y
Technical features Reliable: Long track record of proven reliability so customers can rest assured that their data is protected Well-connected: Compatible with all leading operating systems, backup software and servers Easy-to-use: Supports HP StorageWorks One Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR), simply the easiest way to restore data in the event of a disaster enabling complete system recovery at the touch of a button Low-maintenance: Automatic head cleaning system reduces the need for cleaning Plug-and-play: Available with native USB 2.0 interface providing universal plug-and-play capability from box to backup in less than 60 seconds; Customers benefit from greater ease of connectivity
WORM capability N
Compression ratio 2:1
Host interface USB 2.0
Data compression 72 GB
Mounting External and Internal for rack-mount solutions
Logical recording format Partial response maximum likelihood (PRML)
Security algorithms supported N
One button disaster recovery Y
Device type DDS format DAT Gen-5
UNSPSC-code 43201903
Type DDS
Registration technology DAT 72, DDS-4, DDS-3 (ANSI/ISO/ECMA); 4 mm Helical Scan
Interface type USB 2.0
Weight (lbs) 4.6 lb
Undetected error rate 1 x 10(17) bits read
Recording technology DAT 72
Weight & dimensions
Dimensions (WxDxH) (mm) 224.8 x 320 x 279.9
Size (") 7
Chassis type 5.25 inch half-height
Weight (g) 2270