DAT 72 SATA Drives

Offering simple, reliable, and affordable data protection for smaller storage environments.


Designed for computer environments that require high-capacity data storage, this digital audio tape (DAT) SATA drive supports the Digital Data Storage (DDS) tape format. Provides a compressed transfer rate of 25.2GB/hr (native transfer rate is 12.6GB/hr).

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Characteristics DDS-3 DDS-4 DDS 5th Generation
Tape Length (meters) 125 150 170
Native Capacity (Gbytes) 12 20 36
Compressed Capacity (Gbytes) 24 40 72
Native Transfer Rate (Mbytes/sec) 2.75 2.75 3.5


Min/Max Operating Temp 5 deg C / 40 deg C
Max Operating Humidity 80%
Max Operating Shock 10 Gs
Max Non-Operating Shock 100 Gs
Max Operating Vibration .5 G
Max Non-Operating Vibration 1.5 G


Native Sustained Transfer Rate 12.6 GB/hour
Compressed Sustained Transfer Rate up to 25.2 GB/hour
Native Burst Transfer Rate 10 MB/sec
Compressed Burst Transfer Rate 80 MB/sec
Average File Access Time < 40 sec
Search Speed 200x normal
Drum Rotational Speed 10000 RPM
Backup Speed 12.6 GB/hour
Compressed Backup Speed up to 25.2 GB/hour
Buffer Memory Size 16 MB
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    DAT 72 SATA/USB Tape Driver Version 1.15.0

    Microsoft signed DAT 72 SATA/USB Tape Driver for Windows 2003 Srvr 32 & 64-bit, Vista 32 & 64-bit, 2008 Srvr 32 & 64-bit computers.
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    DAT 72 SATA/USB Tape Driver Version 1.14.8

    Microsoft signed DAT 72 SATA/USB Tape Driver for Windows 2000 SP and XP both 32 & 64-bit computers.
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    VC07C-000 SATA

    Latest version of firmware for a DAT72 SATA drive.


StorageCare Sage xTalk Management Console

In less than thirty minutes xTalk will evaluate your tape drive's health and determine if it needs to be sent in for service. The application also provides detailed engineering drive analysis information and the abilty to quickly download updates to the firmware, application, online help, test script and release notes.

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