HP DAT72i DDS Tape Drive

The HP StorageWorks DAT 72 tape drive is the fifth generation of HP’s popular DDS tape drives, built on the success of four previous generations of DDS technology and providing unprecedented levels of capacity, reliability and cost of ownership. The DAT 72 delivers a capacity of 72 GB on a single data cartridge and a transfer rate of 21.6 GB/hr (assuming a 2:1 compression ratio). This drive reads and writes DAT 72, DDS-4, and DDS-3 formats, making it the perfect upgrade from earlier generations of DDS.

The StorageWorks DAT 72 tape drive is the ideal choice for small and medium businesses, remote offices, and workgroups. The DAT 72 drive comes in four models — internal, external, hot-plug, and offline hot-swap array module – plus it fits in HP’s 3U rack-mount kit, making it compatible with virtually any server environment.

Recording technology DAT 72
Capacity 72 GB; Maximum, compressed 2:1
Transfer rate 21.6 GB/hr; Maximum, compressed 2:1
Buffer size 8 MB; Included
Host interface USB 2.0
Encryption capability No
WORM capability No
Form factor 5.25 inch half-height
Dimensions (W x D x H) 16 x 23.5 x 22.99 cm
Weight 1.45 kg

Chris Whitehead

Chris Whitehead is a tape drive repair and data storage expert based in Reading, Berkshire, providing tape drive repair and data storage solutions across the UK.