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DDS Gen-5 Tape Drive
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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 Jul 2006
The date Icecat noticed for the first time that this product was included in the price list of a channel partner
Info modified on: 21 Dec 2015 23:25:20
The date of the most recent change of the data-sheet in Icecat's system
Product views: 12901
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Long product name IBM DDS Gen-5 Tape Drive:
The short editorial description of IBM DDS Gen-5 Tape Drive
DDS Gen-5 Tape Drive

Marketing text IBM DDS Gen-5 Tape Drive

The official marketing text of IBM DDS Gen-5 Tape Drive as supplied by the manufacturer
Leveraging the latest in DDS technology, IBM's DDS Generation 5 Tape Drive delivers one of the most competitive total cost of ownership (TCO) stories in its class. Accounting for 80% of all entry-level tape drive shipments, DDS is a popular choice for tape backup and archive in the small to medium-sized business segment.
Short summary description IBM DDS Gen-5 Tape Drive:
This short summary of the IBM DDS Gen-5 Tape Drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
IBM DDS Gen-5 Tape Drive, 3.5" & 5.25" x 1/2H, Ultra80, DDS, 2:1, DDS-4, DDS-3, 20 - 80%
Long summary description IBM DDS Gen-5 Tape Drive:
This is an auto-generated long summary of IBM DDS Gen-5 Tape Drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
IBM DDS Gen-5 Tape Drive. Type: DDS, Compression ratio: 2:1, Interface: Ultra80. Native capacity: 36 GB, Compressed capacity: 72 GB, Media types supported: DDS-4, DDS-3. Sustained data transfer rate (compressed): 7 MB/s, Sustained data transfer rate (native): 3.5 MB/s. Form factor: 3.5" & 5.25" x 1/2H. Dimensions (WxDxH): 4.02 x 5.75 x 1.69" (102 x 146 x 43 mm)
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Compression ratio*
The ratio between the uncompressed file size and compressed size. Thus a representation that compresses a 10MB file to 2MB has a compression ratio of 10/2 = 5, often notated as an explicit ratio, 5:1 (read "five" to "one"), or as an implicit ratio, 5/1.
Characteristics of the device.
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.
Native capacity*
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
36 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.
72 GB
Media types supported
The types of media which can be used with this product.
DDS-4, DDS-3
Data Transmission
Sustained data transfer rate (compressed)
7 MB/s
Data Transmission
Sustained data transfer rate (native)
3.5 MB/s
Internal *
The product is built in.
Form factor
The shape or design of the product.
3.5" & 5.25" x 1/2H
Operational Conditions
Operating relative humidity range
20 - 80%
Operating temperature range (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 45°C
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
4.02 x 5.75 x 1.69" (102 x 146 x 43 mm)