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HP 4mm 120M Data Tape 4.0GB (C5707A)


Each HP 4mm, 120M data tape (DDS-2) has a capacity of 4GB native and 8GB compressed. The tape is packaged in a clear plastic case.

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  • Part Number: C5707A
  • DOT Part Number: HPC5707A
  • Shipping Weight: 0.1 lbs
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  • Familiar, Low-risk Format Ideal for Small and Medium-sized Backup Environments
  • DAT has a global installed base of more than 1.9 million drives, making it the favorite backup solution among small and medium sized organizations.
  • Latest HP DAT 320 solutions feature new tape technology for better performance and higher capacity in increasingly demanding backup environments, while retaining media compatibility and interchange with DAT 160.
  • HP DDS-DAT media are available with capacities from 40 GB (DDS-3) through to 320 GB compressed (DAT 320). Up to 86.4 GB/hour can be stored with DAT 320.
  • HP has 76% of the market and an installed base of more than 1.3 million drives.
  • Value for Money
  • Lower cost of ownership for small and medium sized organizations compared with AIT and DLT VS with a superior cost per GB.
  • New wide format (DAT 160 and DAT 320) provides a longer tape with greater capacity. Few tape swaps and higher capacity cartridges mean a smaller footprint for backup and archiving and less downtime and operator invention.
  • Backwards compatibility and a confirmed development roadmap offer sustained ROI and migration to higher capacities to meet growing storage demands.
  • Simple, Practical, Out-of-the-box Solution
  • The USB model can be out of the box and ready to go in under 60 seconds.
  • HP One-Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR) Solution supports HP DAT media on HP DDS/DAT drives. With OBDR you can quickly, reliably and simply restore your entire system by inserting the most recent backup tape and pushing a button the tape drive.
  • Supports the full range of HP tools and software for smooth, effective backup and rapid fault diagnosis and resolution. A Storage Media Kit is also available, providing a complete tape media solution in one easy to buy product.
  • Exhaustively Qualified and Warranted for Use with HP and Non-HP DAT Products
  • A continuous testing program in HP’s media laboratory guarantees maximum restore performance. 70,000 tests and 1.3 million test hours a year emulate real-world environmental conditions and usage to ensure every tape works reliably the first time and every time. 
  • HP warrants DAT cartridges for up to 30 years archival life. This ensures businesses can meet the ever-increasing demands of regulation for data retention and archiving.
  • With an installed base of more than 19 million drives and 6 million users, DDS/DAT is easily the world’s most popular tape storage format. The latest generation of this simple and successful format is delivered by the HP DAT 320 tape storage solution, providing a 12 MB/sec transfer rate and up to 320 GB capacity on a single cartridge. New manufacturing and recording technologies have created a tough, lightweight, high capacity, high performance media that more than measures up to the uncompromising storage demands of today’s dynamic, risk-aware businesses. DDS/DAT provides a reliable, low-cost, easy-to-use backup solution for small to medium-sized businesses to meet increasing storage demands and compliance criteria.


Technical Specifications

Recording technology DDS-2
Tape thickness 6.5 ± 0.4
Media labeling Non-Labeled
Media durability 2000 passes or 100 full back ups
Drive compatibility url
Base material Metal Particle
Archival life 30 years
Capacity 8 GB Compressed; 4 GB Native; Supported
Read speed, media 1 MB/sec
Tape width 4mm
Magnetic coercivity 1650 Oe
Bit density 61 kbits/inch
Tape length 120m
Media format DDS/DAT
Drive compatibility Storage Media Compatibility Matrix


Relative humidities
Storage humidity 5°C to 45°C, 20% to 80% RH (non-condensing)
Operating humidity range 5°C to 32°C, 20% to 60% RH (non-condensing)
Operating temperature range 5°C to 32°C
Long term storage temperature 5°C to 45°C
Day-to-day storage temperature 5°C to 32°C


Limited lifetime