HP StorageWorks DAT 72 SCSI Tape Drive

Novell Technology Partner

product details

The HP StorageWorks DAT 72 tape drive is the fifth generation of HP's popular DDS tape drives, built on the success of four previous generations of DDS technology and providing unprecedented levels of capacity, reliability and cost of ownership. The DAT 72 delivers a capacity of 72 GB on a single data cartridge and a transfer rate of 21.6 GB/hr (assuming a 2:1 compression ratio). This drive reads and writes DAT 72, DDS-4, and DDS-3 formats, making it the perfect upgrade from earlier generations of DDS.

The StorageWorks DAT 72 tape drive is the ideal choice for small and medium businesses, remote offices, and workgroups. The DAT 72 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, making it compatible with virtually any server environment.

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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