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393487-001 HP DDS4 20-40Gb DAT40 USB Tape Drive

393487-001 HP DDS4 20-40Gb DAT40 USB Tape Drive
Brand: HP
Product Code: SQS-393487-001
UPC: 764880302509
SKU: 393487-001
Ref: 393487-001
Availability: In Stock
Price: £103.03
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393487-001 HP DDS4 20-40Gb DAT40 USB Tape Drive

HP DDS4 20-40Gb DAT40 USB Tape Drive Refurbished 6 Months Warranty

The 393487-001 is the HP version of the DDS4 20/40Gb internal USB 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.
DDS4 DAT tapes have a width of 3.81mm, known as 4mm, to give a compressed capacity of up to 40GB.
The HP DAT40 half height tape drive is the fourth 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 DAT40 offers 20GB native capacity or 40GB compressed capacity on a single tape at transfer speeds of up to 6MBps or 21.6GB per hour. Native, the drive provides 20GB of storage capacity with a transfer speed of 3MBps
The DAT40 drive employs the same technology as previous DAT products, and uses DAT40 media in order to achieve higher capacities. However, it maintains 2 generations of backward compatibility and can still read and write data to both DDS3 and DDS2 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 DAT40 was available in 68pin Ultra 160 SCSI LVD and USB interface versions.

Media Compatibility

Data Cartridge Native Capacity Compatibility
DDS1 90M 4mm data cartridge 2GB Read Only
DDS2 120M 4mm data cartridge 4GB Read and Write
DDS3 125M 4mm data cartridge 12GB Read and Write
DAT40 170M 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-393487-001


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