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169024-001 Compaq 20-40GB DDS4 Internal Tape Drive

169024-001 Compaq 20-40GB DDS4 Internal Tape Drive
Brand: Compaq
Product Code: SQS-169024-001
UPC: 763684974196
SKU: 169024-001
Ref: 169024-001
Availability: In Stock
Price: £115.15
Ex VAT: £95.96
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169024-001 Compaq 20-40GB DDS4 Internal Tape Drive

Compaq 20-40GB DDS4 Internal Tape Drive Refurbished 6 Months Warranty

The 169024-001 is the Compaq branded Sony DDS4 internal SCSI DAT drive.

The DDS / DAT (Digital Data Storage / Digital Audio Tape) format was initially developed by a collaboration between Sony, HP and Digital in 1991 and uses helical scanning for recording, the same process used by a video cassette recorder (VCR). If errors are present, the write heads rewrite the data.
DDS DAT tapes used between Sony DDS1 and the DDS4 have a width of 3.81mm, known as 4mm, to give a compressed capacity of up to 40GB.
The Sony SDT-10000 half height tape drive is the fourth generation in the DDS family and the first DDS4 drive that Sony Produced. It was manufactured by Sony for vendors including Compaq and Dell, for use as standalone internal and external drives targetting the small business market.
The DDS4 offers 20GB native capacity or 40GB compressed capacity on a single tape at transfer speeds of up to 4720KBps or 16.9GB per hour. Native, the drive provides 20GB of storage capacity with a transfer speed of 2360KBps
The SDT-10000 drive employs the same technology as previous DAT products, and uses DDS4 media in order to achieve higher capacities. However, it maintains backward compatibility and can still read and write data to DDS4, DDS3, DDS2 and DDS1 4mm tapes.
The SDT-10000 was only available in 68pin Wide Ultra SE SCSI, interface versions.

Media Compatibility

Data Cartridge Native Capacity Compatibility
DDS1 60M 4mm data cartridge 1.3GB Read and Write
DDS1 90M 4mm data cartridge 2GB Read and Write
DDS2 120M 4mm data cartridge 4GB Read and Write
DDS3 125M 4mm data cartridge 12GB Read and Write
DDS4 150M 4mm data cartridge 20GB Read and Write

This refurbished product comes complete with a full 6 month return to base warranty.

For help and information on DDS DAT drive repairs and repairs of other tape drives please visit

For DDS DAT Tape Media please click HERE

Model: SQS-169024-001


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