HP StorageWorks DAT 40 SCSI Tape Drive

Novell Technology Partner

product details

The HP StorageWorks DAT 40 tape drive is a fast, dependable backup solution for smaller servers. This DDS-4 tape drive stores 40 GB of compressed data on a single cartridge at a rate of 21.6 GB/hr (assuming 2:1 data compression). It reads and writes DDS-4, DDS-3, and DDS-2 formats, with the added bonus of reading DDS-1 90m tapes as well, making it compatible with most of the 9 million DDS drives that are in use today.

Providing an ideal balance between capacity and performance, the DAT 40 benefits from low media costs and superb reliability. This drive comes in four models - internal, external, hot-plug, and offline hot-swap array module - plus it fits in HP's 3U rack-mount kit.

HP StorageWorks DAT drives are based on Digital Data Storage (DDS) format, the most successful tape backup format of all time, with an installed based of over 9 million drives. DDS technology has led the tape market for so many years because its capacity, reliability, and low cost continue to meet the needs of many organizations. DDS tape drives have backwards compatibility with previous DDS generations, providing excellent investment protection. The low cost of DDS media contributes to DAT's extraordinarily low cost of ownership. Its small form factor makes DDS suitable for many servers and workstations, and HP offers a range of internal, external, hot-plug and rack-mount models to fit almost any system.

HP DAT drives come with HP One-Button Disaster Recovery, providing the ability to restore systems quickly and effortlessly with the touch of a single button. A single-server copy of TapeWare XE, an easy-to-use backup and disaster recovery package for small businesses, is included. Additionally, the drives come with HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools, our comprehensive suite of tape drive management utilities. HP's extensive testing program also ensures that HP DAT drives are compatible with a wide range of servers, operating systems, and backup software.

product compatibility

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11


  • Intel® Itanium® Processor Family
  • x86
  • x86_64 AMD64® & Intel® EM64T®

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regional availability

  • North America

language availability

  • English


This product has demonstrated compatibility by successfully completing Novell's stringent product certification requirements.


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