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Sony DAT Drive 20-40GB ext SCSI DDS4 20GB tape drive

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DAT Drive 20-40GB ext SCSI DDS4
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DDS40E
Category
Tape drives are a cost-effective solution for backing up all your important data when high speed is not required.
tape drives
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Included since: 27 Jun 2005
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Info modified on: 29 Mar 2017 11:07:12
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Warranty: 3 year warranty, Next Business Day Swap Program
Long product name Sony DAT Drive 20-40GB ext SCSI DDS4 20GB tape drive :
The short editorial description of Sony DAT Drive 20-40GB ext SCSI DDS4 20GB tape drive

DAT Drive 20-40GB ext SCSI DDS4
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Sony DAT Drive 20-40GB ext SCSI DDS4 20GB tape drive:
The official marketing text of Sony DAT Drive 20-40GB ext SCSI DDS4 20GB tape drive as supplied by the manufacturer
Why the DDS40?

Since Sony first launched the DDS standard in 1989 their drives have undergone constant development and improvement. They continue to offer the ideal backup and archiving solution, suited to a wide range of small network and PC server environments.

Not only does an investment in DDS technology provide the security of a format with a history of outstanding reliability, Sony's legacy of backward compatibility ensures the possibility of future expansion, without compromising your investment in the technology.

The branded DDS kits include full software support, warranty and accessories, incorporating TapeCopy software that will migrate data from virtually any tape format to DDS.

Suitable for?
Medium sized businesses
Providing affordable high performance backup solution for large worktations and PC servers
Key features and benefits

Compressed capacity range of up to 40 GB*

Affordable high performance solution for large workstations and PC servers

TapeCopy software for seamless data migration from older tape formats

InstantRecovery high performance disaster recovery software to minimise downtime

Veritas 60-Day Live Trial Software

All models include the Sony 3 year warranty and Sony Next Business Day Swap Program for hassle free peace of mind

* Assuming 2:1 compression. Actual capacity and transfer rate depend on the type of data being transferred.
Software suite includes
TapeCopy software for seamless data migration from older tape formats
InstantRecovery high performance disaster recovery software to minimise downtime
Veritas 60-Day Live Trial Software
as above, plus SCSI cable, power cord and terminator
What's in the box?
as above, plus SCSI cable, power cord and terminator
Short summary description Sony DAT Drive 20-40GB ext SCSI DDS4 20GB tape drive:
This short summary of the Sony DAT Drive 20-40GB ext SCSI DDS4 20GB tape drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony DAT Drive 20-40GB ext SCSI DDS4, DDS-4, Wide Ultra SCSI (single-ended and LVD), 20 GB, 40 GB, 10 MB, 40 MB/s
Long summary description Sony DAT Drive 20-40GB ext SCSI DDS4 20GB tape drive :

Sony DAT Drive 20-40GB ext SCSI DDS4. Logical recording format: DDS-4, Interface: Wide Ultra SCSI (single-ended and LVD). Native capacity: 20 GB, Compressed capacity: 40 GB, Drive device, buffer size: 10 MB. Burst transfer rate: 40 MB/s, Supported data transfer rates: (sustained) 2.4 - 4.8* MB/s /Backup rate 8.5 - 17* GB/h. Bundled software: Supplied software TapeCopy, InstantRecovery and Veritas Backup Exec 8.5 (60 day live trial software). Dimensions (WxDxH): 160 x 52 x 300 mm

This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony DAT Drive 20-40GB ext SCSI DDS4 20GB tape drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

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Performance
Logical recording format
Logical recording format type.
DDS-4
Interface
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
Wide Ultra SCSI (single-ended and LVD)
Storage
Native capacity *
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
20 GB
Compressed capacity *
The maximum storage capacity of a storage medium when applying data compression. Usually measured in bytes e.g. gigabytes (GB). Sometimes the conditions are mentioned for reaching the maximum capacity mentioned, like tape length, the number of storage units, or the type of storage equipment/medium.
40 GB
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
10 MB
Data transmission
Burst transfer rate
40 MB/s
Data transmission
Supported data transfer rates
Rates at which data can be transferred. May vary according to network configurations.
(sustained) 2.4 - 4.8* MB/s /Backup rate 8.5 - 17* GB/h
Design
Internal *
The product is built in.
Yes
Packaging content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
Supplied software TapeCopy, InstantRecovery and Veritas Backup Exec 8.5 (60 day live trial software)
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
160 x 52 x 300 mm
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