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Product Code: Q1529A

  • Product Description
The industry leading HP StorageWorks DAT 72 SCSI Tape Drive provides an optimum balance of dependable backup capacity and low cost of ownership for small and medium businesses, remote offices, and workgroups. Protect your small or medium business with the highest DAT backup capacity and performance available in up to a 160GB tape drive with SAS interface for latest server connectivity. Protect your small or medium business with a dependable range of DAT drives from HP that balance price and performance Change-ready, cost-effective and trusted solutions providing appropriate levels of protection based on your specific business needs. Our data protection and recovery solutions are compatible and scalable—growing and adapting to your business demands. - 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. - Lowest media price of any tape technology: Low-cost backup solution and ongoing low-cost of ownership. - SCSI Interface: For customers requiring SCSI connectivity, the drive features a native SCSI-3 Ultra 160 interface. - Up to 36 GB native capacity on a single tape: Provides enough capacity for a small server or workstation. - Transfer rate of over 10 GB/hr native: Backs up a whole cartridge worth of data in less than four hours. - HP One Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR): Restores your entire system at the touch of a button without the need for system disks or software CDs. - Small, half-height form-factor and choice of models: Flexibility to suit most environments, available as external or internal models to fit servers, workstations, and rack-mount kits. - Broad compatibility with a wide range of servers, operating systems, and backup software: Suits almost every operating environment. - HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools utilities: Helps make installation, management, and troubleshooting simple.

Technical Specifications

Colour of product Black
I/O ports 80-pin SCA-2 (SCSI and power)
SCSI controller type SCSI-2: Wide Ultra2 SCSI (LVD); SCSI-3: SCSI-3 Ultra 160
Interface Wide Ultra SCSI
Serial interface type SCSI-2: Wide Ultra2 SCSI (LVD); SCSI-3: SCSI-3 Ultra 160
Data transmission
Sustained data transfer rate (native) (MB/s) 3.2
Track to track seek time (read/write) (ms) 68
Sustained data transfer rate (compressed) (MB/s) 6.4
Environmental conditions
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
Operating system/software
Bundled software HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools
Packaging data
Package dimensions (WxDxH) (mm) 250 x 280 x 360
Package weight (g) 4000
Storage media
Native capacity (GB) 36
Compressed capacity (GB) 72
System requirements
Compatible operating systems Microsoft Windows, Novell NetWare, HP-UX, Linux (various distributions), HP Tru64, HP OVMS, IBM AIX, Sun Solaris, and other operating systems
Technical details
Upgrade type HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools (L&TT) enables firmware downloads
Internal Y
Hot-Plug support Y
Technical features Reliable: Long track record of proven reliability so customers can rest assured that their data is protected Cost effective: Inexpensive media contributes to an exceptionally low-cost backup solution and low cost of ongoing ownership Plug-and-play: Available with native USB 2.0 interface, allowing the hardware to go from box to backup in less than 60 seconds; Connecting a tape drive has never been easier Easy-to-use: Supports HP StorageWorks One-Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR), enabling complete system recovery at the touch of a button. It's simply the easiest way to restore data in the event of a disaster Low-maintenance: Automatic head cleaning system reduces the need for cleaning Well-connected: Compatible with all leading operating systems, backup software and servers Manageable: Includes HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools, which provide superior management capabilities that make the drives easy to install, use and support Future-proof: Investment protection from the tape technology with an illustrious past and a solid road map for future development Open standard: Based on industry-standard DDS technology, which delivers the competitive benefits of an open format Complete-solution: Comes complete with media, and a fully functional in-box backup solution that includes disaster recovery capabilities
Mounting External and Internal for rack-mount solutions
Logical recording format Partial response maximum likelihood (PRML)
One button disaster recovery Y
Device type DDS format DAT Gen-5
Type DAT
Registration technology DAT 72, DDS-4, DDS-3 (ANSI/ISO/ECMA); 4 mm Helical Scan
Undetected error rate 1 x 10(17) bits read
Recording technology DAT 72, DDS-4, DDS-3 (ANSI/ISO/ECMA); 4 mm Helical Scan
Weight & dimensions
Dimensions (WxDxH) (mm) 117 x 215 x 44
Chassis type 5.25"
Weight (g) 1000