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HP 393492-001 DAT 72 36/72GB USB 2.0 P/N - 393492-001

Part Number: 393492-001


The industry leading 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). This drive reads and writes DAT 72, DDS-4, and DDS-3 formats, making it the perfect upgrade from earlier generations of DDS.

Technical Features

  • Reliable: Long track record of proven reliability so customers can rest assured that their data is protected

  • Cost effective: Inexpensive media contributes to an exceptionally low-cost backup solution and low cost of ongoing ownership

  • Easy-to-use: Supports HP StorageWorks One-Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR), enabling complete system recovery at the touch of a button. It's simply the easiest way to restore data in the event of a disaster

  • Low-maintenance: Automatic head cleaning system reduces the need for cleaning

  • Well-connected: Compatible with all leading operating systems, backup software and servers

  • Manageable: Includes HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools, which provide superior management capabilities that make the drives easy to install, use and support

  • Future-proof: Investment protection from the tape technology with an illustrious past and a solid road map for future development

  • Open standard: Based on industry-standard DDS technology, which delivers the competitive benefits of an open format

Recording Technology
Buffer Size
8 MB
36 GB Native
72 GB Maximum, compressed 2:1
Transfer Rate
21.6 GB/hr
Maximum, compressed 2:1
Host Interface
USB 2.0
Encryption Capability
WORM Capability
Form Factor
5.25-inch half-height

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