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HP Smart Buy StorageWorks DAT 72 USB Internal Tape Drive DAT Hi-Speed USB - AG714A

Combines the reliability and cost-effectiveness of DAT with the universal plug-and-play capabilities of the USB 2.0 interface providing an ideal backup solution for small servers and workstations.   Learn more about the product
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The industry leading HP StorageWorks DAT 72 USB Tape Drive provides an optimum balance of dependable backup capacity and low cost of ownership for small and medium businesses, remote offices, and workgroups. The DAT 72 delivers a capacity of 72 GB on a single data cartridge and a transfer rate of 23 GB/hr (assuming a 2:1 compression ratio). The USB 2.0 interface provides plug-and-play simplicity - the hardware can be ready for backup in less than 60 seconds, straight out of the box.

This drive reads and writes DAT 72, DDS-4, and DDS-3 formats, making it the perfect upgrade from earlier generations of DDS. The DAT 72 USB Tape Drive is available as an external tape drive or an internal module, making it compatible with virtually any server environment.

Features & benefits

– Native USB 2.0 Interface: Provides two major customer benefits: 1)works on more servers with universal USB 2.0 plug-and-play connectivity and 2) saves time and money with an easy setup taking less than 60 seconds.
– Lowest media price of any tape technology: Low-cost backup solution and ongoing low-cost of ownership.
– Reliable industry standard DDS technology: As the most popular server backup technology of all time, DAT offers a proven track record of reliability and assured investment protection.
– Up to 36 GB native capacity on a single tape: Provides enough capacity for a small server or workstation.
– Transfer rate of over 10GB/hr native: Backs up a whole cartridge worth of data in less than four hours.
– HP StorageWorks One Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR): Restores your entire system at the touch of a button without the need for system disks or software CDs. For more information about OBDR, visit the HP website at
– Small, half-height form factor and choice of models: Flexibility to suit most environments, available as external or internal models to fit servers, workstations, and rack-mount kits.
– Broad compatibility with a wide range of servers, operating systems, and backup software: Suits almost every operating environment (Visit for latest information).
– HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools: Helps make installation, management, and troubleshooting simple.
– Includes HP StorageWorks Data Protector Express Single Server Edition backup/recovery software: Provides a complete, easy-to-use backup solution that includes disaster recovery capabilities.
Device Type Tape drive - DAT
Recording Standard DAT-72
Enclosure Type Internal
Interface Type Hi-Speed USB
Width 5.7 in
Depth 6.1 in
Height 1.6 in
Weight 2.2 lbs
Storage Removable
Type DAT - 5.25" x 1/2H
Capacity 36 GB (native) / 72 GB (compressed)
Supported Tape Cartridges (Read and Write) DDS-3, DDS-4
Recording Standard DDS-3, DDS-4, DAT 72
Data Transfer Rate (native) 3.2 MBps ( 11 GBph )
Data Transfer Rate (compressed) 6.4 MBps ( 21.6 GBph )
Average Seek / Access Time 68 sec
Buffer Size 8 MB
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces 1 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type B
Compatible Bays 1 x front accessible - 5.25" x 1/2H
MTBF 125,000 hour(s)
Compatible with Windows 7 "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Compliant Standards TUV, VCCI, C-Tick, BSMI, EN 60950, IEC 60950, CISPR 22, CSA 22.2 No. 60950, FCC
Manufacturer Selling Program HP Smart Buy
Software / System Requirements
Software Included Drivers & Utilities
OS Required Linux, Microsoft Windows
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 41 °F
Max Operating Temperature 104 °F
Humidity Range Operating 20 - 80%
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HP Smart Buy StorageWorks DAT 72 USB Internal Tape Drive DAT Hi-Speed USB (AG714A)

Combines the reliability and cost-effectiveness of DAT with the universal plug-and-play capabilities of the USB 2.0 interface providing an ideal backup solution for small servers and workstations.

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