Digital audio tape (DAT) is based on drives in 3.5” format and is also known as 4mm technology. The recommended maximum storage period is approx. ten years.

The digital data storage format (DDS) was developed by HP and Sony and has become the standard. DDS tapes are 100% downwards compatible up to the HP DAT 72 drive.

4mm / DDS / DAT

  • DDS-1 . 90 m . 2 / 4 GB
  • DDS-2 . 120 m . 4 / 8 GB
  • DDS-3 . 125 m . 12 / 24 GB
  • DDS-4 . 150 m . 20 / 40 GB
  • DAT 72 . 170 m . 36 / 72 GB
  • DAT 160 . 155 m . 80 / 160 GB

8 mm

  • 8mm Cartridge . 112 – 160 m . 5 – 7 GB / 10 – 14 GB
  • AIT 1 – 5 . 25 – 400 GB / 65 GB – 1,04 TB
  • AIT 2 – 5 WORM . 50 – 130 GB / 400 GB – 1,04 TB
  • TAIT E / 1 / 2 . 20 – 80 GB / 52 – 208 GB
  • S-AIT 1 / 2 . 500 – 800 GB / 1,3 – 2,08 TB
  • S-AIT 1 WORM . 500 GB / 1,3 TB

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