HP StorageWorks DAT 72 DW027A 36GB/72GB DAT-72 USB External Tape Drive

$449.00 Regular price
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HPSKU: 52790
Model Number: DW027A
Condition: Refurbished
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The 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) and the USB 2.0 interface provides plug-and-play connectivity, enabling backup to be initiated from straight out of the box in less than 60 seconds.

DW027A Product Overview

    Technical Information

  • Drive Type:     DAT 72
  • Compressed Storage Capacity:     72 GB
  • Native Storage Capacity:     36 GB
  • Recording Method:     Helical Scan

    Drive Performance

  • Maximum Native Data Transfer Rate:     3 MBps
  • Maximum Compressed Data Transfer Rate:     6 MBps
  • Buffer:     8 MB

    Storage Media

  • Formats Supported:     DAT 72 (Read/Write)


  • Host Interface:     USB

    Physical Characteristics

  • Color:     Carbonite
  • Form Factor:     External
  • Height:     1.8"
  • Width:     7.1"
  • Depth:     8.7"
  • Weight (Approximate):     4.19 lb


  • Additional Information:     
    • Burst Transfer Rate: 6 MB/s (asynchronous), 40 MB/s (synchronous)
    • Rewind Time: 120 s (end to end)
    • Rewind Tape Speed: 1.41 m/s
    • Data Compression: Lempel-Ziv (DCLZ)
    • Error Detection/Correction: Reed-Solomon
    • Data Encoding Method: Partial Response Maximum Likelihood (PRML)
  • Compatibility:     
    • HP ProLiant DL Servers
    • HP ProLiant ML Servers
    • HP Personal Workstations

    OS Support:

    • Microsoft Windows
    • Linux (various distributions)

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