IBM DDS Generation 5 USB Tape Drive




The IBM DDS Generation 5 USB tape drive is the entry point into the IBM DDS tape drive family and offers dependable capacity and performance for value-conscious small and medium or distributed large enterprise businesses. DDS/DAT technology has the proven reliability and low-cost of ownership to effectively meet the demanding backup, archival, and regulatory compliance requirements of your System x environment.

Value Capacity and Performance

IBM DDS Generation 5 delivers a capacity of up to 72GB1 on a single data cartridge and a transfer rate of up to 22GB/hr (assuming a 2:1 compression ratio) at an entry price point.

Investment Protection

This 5th generation DDS drive provides two-generations of backward compatibility, providing a painless upgrade path. It is capable of reading and writing both DDS-3 and DDS-4/DAT 40 media.

Plug and Play USB Connectivity

The USB 2.0 interface allows for plug and play internal connectivity for simplified out of the box setup. The native USB interface not only delivers a fast and easy installation, but ensures that ports are widely available. It also eliminates the need for an additional host-bus-adapter, which enables a lower-cost implementation.

Time Tested Reliability

DDS/DAT products are built on a legacy of reliability and investment over many years. With proven media, careful tape handling, two write heads for read-while-write data verification and advanced levels of error correction. DDS/DAT media is specified with a dependable shelf-life in excess of 15 years, ideal for meeting today’s business and regulatory long-term archival requirements

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