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IBM DDS Generation 6 USB Tape

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IBM DDS Generation 6 USB Tape  (39M5636)

IBM DDS Generation 6 USB Tape

SKU:
39M5636
EAN:
0883436023146
  • Standard DDS
  • Type Tape
Out of stock
Description

IBM DDS Generation 6 USB Tape Drive

The IBM DDS Generation 6 Internal USB Tape Drive provides optimum capacity, performance, and a low total cost of ownership for small and medium business environments or enterprise workgroups that require the highest capacity and performance DDS (DAT) drive available. The drive supports DDS Generation 6 cartridges, which have a native capacity of 80 GB (160 GB compressed) as well as a transfer rate of up to 6.9 MBps native and up to 13.8 MBps compressed.

The IBM DDS Generation 6 USB Tape Drive maintains the competitive total cost of ownership of Digital Data Storage. Its USB interface supports plug and play capability with the latest System x systems, and can be installed internally in supported servers or supported externally in tape drive enclosures. This option is a higher performance and capacity alternative to the IBM DDS Generation 5 drive.

Description Part number Feature code
DDS generation 6 USB Tape Drive 39M5636 5395 or 5398
IBM DDS Generation 6 Media 5 Pack 44E8864 Not available
The part number for the DDS generation 6 USB Tape Drive includes the following items:

  • DDS generation 6 USB Tape Drive (5.25 inch form factor)
  • Mounting screws
  • CD-ROM containing the DDS Generation 6 USB Tape Drive User’s Guide
  • Cleaning cartridge
  • Four USB cables for internal tape connectivity:
  • 14 inch USB cable with type 2x3 connector x3105, x3200 and x3200 M2
  • 28 inch USB cable with type B connector for x3400 and x3500
  • 12.5 inch USB cable with type 1x6 connector x3650 and x3655
  • 40 inch USB cable with type A locking connector for x3400 M2, x3500 M2, x3650 M2, and other systems

The drive can be converted to a 3.5 inch form factor for use in some rack optimized servers, which we describe later in the section "Supported Servers."

Features

The DDS generation 6 USB Tape Drive has the following features:

  • Highest capacity and performance in the DDS portfolio
  • 5.25 inch half-high form factor; drive can be converted to 3.5 inch form factor either in the factory (CTO) or in the field using the appropriate enablement kit
  • Internal USB interface for simplified plug-and-play installation
  • Optional DDS Tape Enablement Kit allows for internal installation in select IBM System x rack-optimized servers
  • Flexible external USB configuration offerings when used with desktop, 1U rack-mount, or 4U rack-mount enclosures

Specifications

The DDS generation 6 USB Tape Drive has the following specifications:

  • Up to 80 GB native capacity, and up to 160 GB in compressed mode
  • 6.9 MBps native back-up rate and up to 13.8 MBps in compressed mode
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • Read/write compatibility with DDS Gen-5 and DDS-4 cartridges

Physical specifications

The DDS generation 6 USB Tape Drive has the following physical specifications:

  • Height: 46 mm (1.8 in)
  • Width: 146 mm (5.7 in)
  • Depth: 152 mm (5.9 in)
  • Weight: 1.2 kg (2.7 lb)

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