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Designed for computer environments that require high-capacity data storage, this digital audio tape (DAT) drive provides a typical capacity of 160GB, assuming 2:1 data compression (native capacity is 80GB), with a compressed transfer rate of 13.8MB/hr (native transfer rate is 6.9MB/hr).

  • Quantum DAT160 Tape Drive TabletopExternal
  • Quantum DAT160 Tape Drive InternalInternal


Compressed Capacity >Up to 160 GB
Native Capacity Up to 80 GB
Recording Format >DAT160
Interface Type Ultra3 SCSI, USB 2.0, SAS


Min/Max Operating Temp >5 deg C / 40 deg C
Max Operating Humidity 80%
Max Operating Shock >5 Gs
Max Non-Operating Shock 90 Gs
Max Operating Vibration >.3 G
Max Non-Operating Vibration .75 G


Native Sustained Transfer Rate >6.9 MB/hour
Compressed Sustained Transfer Rate up to 13.8 MB/hour
Native Burst Transfer Rate >6 MB/sec
Compressed Burst Transfer Rate 12 MB/sec
Average File Access Time >50 sec
Search Speed 120 sec for entire tape
Drum Rotational Speed >6457 RPM
Backup Speed 21.6 GB/hour
Compressed Backup Speed >up to 21.6 GB/hour
Buffer Memory Size 32 MB


External Internal
Width 7"/ 178 mm 4"/ 101.6 mm
Height 2.25"/ 57 mm 1.6"/ 41.3 mm
Depth 8.6"/ 220 mm 6.9"/ 176.3 mm
Weight - varies by configuration 4.52 lbs/ 2.05 kg 1.87 lbs/ .85 kg
Note: Symantec BackupExec and Veritas NetBackup Drivers 
If you are using Veritas BackupExec or Veritas NetBackup you should use the device driver that came with your software backup package.
  • Windows Driver

    This device driver allows you to use the DAT 160 with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server , Vista, Windows 2008 Server, and Windows 2012 Server.Download
  • DAT160 Firmware - USB

    Latest firmware for a DAT160 drive with USB interface.Download
  • DAT160 Firmware - SAS

    Latest firmware for a DAT160 drive with SAS interface.Download
  • DAT160 Firmware - SCSI

    Latest firmware for a DAT160 drive with SCSI interface.Download


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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