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StorStation DDSe40s
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Tape drives are a cost-effective solution for backing up all your important data when high speed is not required.
tape drives
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Included since: 15 Nov 2006
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Info modified on: 06 Feb 2017 12:17:18
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Long product name Sony StorStation DDSe40s DDS 20GB tape drive:
The short editorial description of Sony StorStation DDSe40s DDS 20GB tape drive
DDS-4, 20GB, external tape drive system integrator Kit SCSI

Marketing text Sony StorStation DDSe40s DDS 20GB tape drive

The official marketing text of Sony StorStation DDSe40s DDS 20GB tape drive as supplied by the manufacturer
The StorStation DDS-4 drive has a long tradition in the low end tape market. With 20GB native capacity, this drive is ideally suited for the entry PC server backup requirements. The DDSi40s is an internal 3 Ѕ” drive with attached 5 ј” rail adapter for flexible integration.
Sony manufactures the hardware and media resulting in high quality and compatibility. The Super Head Cleaner™ improves reliability and a Super Air Flow Environment (SAFE) will further improve reliability. For enhanced data integrity this drive includes Hyper Metal™ Head Technology.

-With 20GB native capacity for DAT/DDS-4 format, this is the same capacity as Travan 40 or HP DDS-4 drives for similar cost.
-High Backup Data transfer rate with 2.4MB/s native, fast enough for entry-level server and workstations.
-3 Ѕ” tape drive form factor with optional 5 ј” adaptor including white and black bezel in the box, for flexible server and workstation integration.
-Super Air Flow Environment (SAFE), reduces dust contamination and controls temperature, improving reliability.
-Full read-and-write backward compatibility with earlier DDS generations protects investment.
-Super Head Cleaner™ provides an automated cleaning solution, improving reliability and operational efficiency.
-Hyper Metal™ Head Technology, reduces read error rate, and improves signal output, resulting in better data integrity.
Short summary description Sony StorStation DDSe40s DDS 20GB tape drive:
This short summary of the Sony StorStation DDSe40s DDS 20GB tape drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony StorStation DDSe40s, DDS, 2:1
Long summary description Sony StorStation DDSe40s DDS 20GB tape drive:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony StorStation DDSe40s DDS 20GB tape drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Sony StorStation DDSe40s. Type: DDS, Compression ratio: 2:1
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Characteristics of the device.
Compression ratio*
The ratio between the uncompressed file size and compressed size. Thus a representation that compresses a 10MB file to 2MB has a compression ratio of 10/2 = 5, often notated as an explicit ratio, 5:1 (read "five" to "one"), or as an implicit ratio, 5/1.
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
Statistical model used to indicate product/mechanism reliability; expressed in hours and percentage of duty cycle. This number (in hours) does not indicate the mean time before failure for a single unit/mechanism.
300000 h
Native capacity*
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
20 GB
Compressed capacity*
The maximum storage capacity of a storage medium when applying data compression. Usually measured in bytes e.g. gigabytes (GB). Sometimes the conditions are mentioned for reaching the maximum capacity mentioned, like tape length, the number of storage units, or the type of storage equipment/medium.
40 GB
Data transmission
Sustained data transfer rate (native)
2.4 MB/s
Internal *
The product is built in.
Weight & dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
2.4 kg
Other features
Buffer size
The buffer is a temporary memory area in which data is stored while it is being processed or transferred, especially one used while streaming video or downloading audio. The buffer size is usually measured in MB (megabytes) or KB (kilobytes).
10000 KB
Recording technology
List of available recording technologies
Helical Scan