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HP 4mm 125M DDS-3 Data Tape 12.0GB (C5708A)


Each HP 4mm, 125M data tape (DDS-3) has a capacity of 12GB native and 24GB compressed. The tape is packaged in a clear plastic case

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  • Part Number: C5708A
  • DOT Part Number: HPC5708A
  • Shipping Weight: 0.1 lbs
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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. 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-3
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 24 GB Compressed; 12 GB Native; Supported
Read speed, media 2 MB/sec
Tape width 4mm
Magnetic coercivity 2300 Oe
Bit density 122 kbits/inch
Tape length 125m
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



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