IBM DDS-5 Tape Drive 72GB 5.25" 1/2H Internal
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Product Information for IBM DDS-5 Tape Drive 72GB 5.25" 1/2H Internal

Highlights for IBM DDS-5 Tape Drive 72GB 5.25" 1/2H Internal

  • Storage Capacity:36 GB (Native)
  • Interface Type:USB
  • Form Factor:Internal

Marketing Information

The IBM DDS Generation 5 USB tape drive is the entry point into the IBM DDS tape drive family and offers dependable capacity and performance for value-conscious small and medium or distributed large enterprise businesses. DDS/DAT technology has the proven reliability and low-cost of ownership to effectively meet the demanding backup, archival, and regulatory compliance requirements of your System x environment.


  • Interfaces/Ports: 1 x USB 2.0 - USB

Technical Information

  • Recording Method: Helical Scan


  • Standard Warranty: 1 Year Limited

Drive Performance

  • Data Transfer Rate: 3 MBps (Native)/6 MBps (Compressed) - 11 GBph (Native Backup)/22 GBph (Compressed Backup)

Environmental Conditions

General Information

  • Product Type: DDS-5 Tape Drive
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 46C5399
  • Manufacturer Website Address:
  • Manufacturer: IBM Corporation
  • Product Name: DDS-5 Tape Drive
  • Brand Name: IBM

Storage Media


Physical Characteristics

  • Dimensions: 1.60" Height x 4" Width x 5.90" Depth
  • Weight: 1.60 lb
  • Form Factor: 5.25" 1/2H Internal

Power Description



Technical Information

  • Storage Capacity: 36 GB (Native)/72 GB (Compressed)
  • Recording Formats: DDS-5 (Read/Write)