HP 5344 DAT 160 Tape Drive

The HP Model 5344 DAT 160 tabletop manual load tape drive is designed for NonStop Integrity NS-Series servers and Blade systems.

The tape drive is based on the Digital Data Storage (DDS) format. It provides an optimum balance of dependable backup capacity and low cost of ownership for small and medium businesses, remote offices, and workgroups. The tape drive delivers a capacity of up to 160 GB compressed on a single data cartridge. This tape drive reads and writes DAT 160, DAT 72 and DDS-4 formats, making it the perfect upgrade from earlier generations of DDS products.

  • Proven reliability - Mean-Time-Between-Failure rates (MTBF) are now more than 125,000 hours at 100% duty cycle
  • Low-cost of ownership - Lowest media price (in $/GB) of any tape backup technology
  • Up to 80 GB native capacity on a single data cartridge (160 GB at 2:1 compression)
  • Now 100% ROHS compliant (meets 2006 European legislation for removal of hazardous substances)
  • Based on industry-standard DDS technology - the most popular server backup technology of all time

Tape format

DAT 160 (150m)

Tape media compatibility

DDS-4 (150m), DDS-72 (170m)

Cartridge capacity

80 GB Native, up to 160 GB compressed (assumes 2:1 data compression, DAT 160 media)

Data transfer rate

6.9 MB/s, up to 13.8 MB/s with compression

Buffer size

16 MB

Data access time

50 seconds

Rewind tape speed

92 seconds (end to end)


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