IBM DDS Generation 5 USB 2.0 Tape Drive

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          Item #: 11235657
          Mfr. Part#: 46C5399
          Availability: On Order
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          Investment protection, with six generations of proven DDS (DAT) technology!
          • USB Type B Connector(s)
          • Data Transfer Speeds up to 3MB/s
          • Native Capacity = 36GB
          • Warranty: 1 Year

          The IBM DDS Generation 5 USB 2.0 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.

          IBM DDS Generation 5 delivers a capacity of up to 72GB (using 2:1 data compression) 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. Providing two-generations of backward compatibility and a painless upgrade path, this drive is capable of reading and writing both DDS-3 and DDS-4/DAT 40 media. Plus, its 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.

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