DAT-72 (DDS5)

DAT-72 (DDS5) Tape Media Cartridge:
36GB Native - 72GB Compressed

DAT-72 (DDS5)

What is DDS5 / DAT72?

Digital Data Storage (DDS) is a format for storing computer data on a Digital Audio Tape (DAT). DDS is traditionally the most dependable and durable technology ever established within the tape market. Supported by a thorough media qualification process, the DAT 72 data cartridge, 72 GB (170m) supports the DAT 72 tape drive. DAT 72 data cartridges offer stress free and straight forward backup. The new platform is capable of protecting nearly 11 GB/hour of data and storing up to 36 GB on one piece of HP DAT 72 media (80% more capacity than DDS-4).

What is DDS5 / DAT72 Used For?

In today’s data center, tape storage is being replaced by disk and other recent data storage methods. However, tape technology still has its benefits. Tape is better fit for long-term storage and archiving than disk storage thanks to its reduced cost, higher capacity and transportability.

DAT72 tapes balance value and performance with a variety of capacity, performance, and connectivity options. DDS5 tape technology continues to meet the needs of the small and midsize business market for reliable, cost-effective tape backup solution. DDS 5 / DAT 72 the first choice for data protection for many small and medium businesses with low-end and mid-range servers and workstations. DAT 72 stores up to 36 GB uncompressed (72 GB compressed) on a 170 m cartridge. The DAT 72 standard was developed by HP and Certance. It has the same form-factor as DDS-3 and -4 and is sometimes referred to as DDS-5.

DDS5 / DAT 72 Specifications

  • DAT 72 capacity: 80GB native 160GB compressed
  • DAT 72 speed: 24MB/s compressed or 86.4GB/hr
  • Archival Storage Life: 30 years

List of DDS5 Tapes We Buy & Sale

Part NumberManufacturerDescription
01X023DELL4mm DDS Cleaning Cartridge
26049006FUJI4mm DDS Cleaning Cartridge
C5709AHP4mm DDS Cleaning Cartridge
59H3090IBM4mm DDS Cleaning Cartridge
21F8763IBM4mm DDS Cleaning Cartridge
45382IMATION4mm DDS Cleaning Cartridge
186990MAXELL4mm DDS Cleaning Cartridge
DGD15CLSONY4mm DDS Cleaning Cartridge
89615VERBATIM4mm DDS Cleaning Cartridge
0W3552DELL4mm 170m DDS-5 DAT-72 Tape Cartridge 36/72GB
26046172FUJI4mm 170m DDS-5 DAT-72 Tape Cartridge 36/72GB
C8010AHP4mm 170m DDS-5 DAT-72 Tape Cartridge 36/72GB
18P7912IBM4mm 170m DDS-5 DAT-72 Tape Cartridge 36/72GB
17204IMATION4mm 170m DDS-5 DAT-72 Tape Cartridge 36/72GB
200200MAXELL4mm 170m DDS-5 DAT-72 Tape Cartridge 36/72GB
DGAT72SONY4mm 170m DDS-5 DAT-72 Tape Cartridge 36/72GB
DC4-170TDK4mm 170m DDS-5 DAT-72 Tape Cartridge 36/72GB


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