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18P8779 IBM (HP) DAT72 36-72GB Internal SCSI Tape Drive

18P8779 IBM (HP) DAT72 36-72GB Internal SCSI Tape Drive
Brand: IBM
Product Code: SQS-18P8779
UPC: 763684982672
SKU: 18P8779
Ref: 18P8779
Availability: In Stock
Price: £115.15
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18P8779 IBM (HP) DAT72 36-72GB Internal SCSI Tape Drive

IBM (HP) DAT72 36-72GB Internal SCSI Tape Drive Refurbished 6 Months Warranty

The 18P8779 is the IBM DAT72 internal tape drive utilising the SCSI Interface.

The DDS / DAT (Digital Data Storage / Digital Audio Tape) format was initially developed by a collaboration between HP, Sony 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 DDS1 and the DAT72 have a width of 3.81mm, known as 4mm, to give a compressed capacity of up to 72GB.
The HP DAT72 half height tape drive is the fifth generation in the DDS family and was manufactured by HP for vendors including Quantum and IBM, for use as standalone internal and external drives targetting the small business market.
The DAT72 offers 36GB native capacity or 72GB compressed capacity on a single tape at transfer speeds of up to 6MBps or 21.6GB per hour. Native, the drive provides 36GB of storage capacity with a transfer speed of 3MBps
The DAT72 drive employs the same technology as previous DAT products, and uses DAT72 media in order to achieve higher capacities. However, it maintains 2 generations of backward compatibility and can still read and write data to both DDS4 and DDS3 4mm tapes.
The HP DAT family offers HPs unique One-Button-Disaster-Recovery (OBDR) feature providing customers with the ability to restore their systems with the touch of a single button.
The DAT72 was available in 68pin Ultra 160 SCSI LVD, SATA and USB interface versions.

Media Compatibility

Data Cartridge Native Capacity Compatibility
DDS3 125M 4mm data cartridge 12GB Read and Write
DDS4 150M 4mm data cartridge 20GB Read and Write
DAT72 170M 4mm data cartridge 36GB 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

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Model: SQS-18P8779


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