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242401-001 Compaq DDS312-24GB Internal SCSI DAT Drive

242401-001 Compaq DDS312-24GB Internal SCSI DAT Drive
Brand: Compaq
Product Code: SQS-242401-001
UPC: 763684972215
SKU: 242401-001
Ref: 242401-001
Availability: In Stock
Price: £236.36
Ex VAT: £196.97
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242401-001 Compaq DDS312-24GB Internal SCSI DAT Drive

Compaq DDS312-24GB Internal SCSI DAT Drive Refurbished 6 Months Warranty

The 242401-001 is the Compaq DDS3 12/24Gb internal SCSI DAT drive.

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.
DDS3 DAT tapes have a width of 3.81mm, known as 4mm, to give a compressed capacity of up to 24GB.
The HP DAT24 half height tape drive is the third generation in the DDS family and was manufactured by HP for vendors including Sun and IBM, for use as standalone internal and external drives targetting the small business market.
The DAT24 offers 12GB native capacity or 24GB compressed capacity on a single tape at transfer speeds of up to 2MBps or 7.2GB per hour. Native, the drive provides 12GB of storage capacity with a transfer speed of 1MBps
The DAT24 drive employs the same technology as previous DAT products, and uses DAT24 media in order to achieve higher capacities. However, it maintains 2 generations of backward compatibility and can still read and write data to both DDS2 and DDS1 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 DAT24 was available in a common 50pin narrow SCSI2 LVD/SE and also a rare USB interface version.

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

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-242401-001


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