Compaq DDS4 20/40 GB Autoloader (Drive)


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Category: Storage & Hard Drives
Manufacturer: Compaq
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 118.5Kb
Operating System: Windows NT4
Release Date: 23 Jun 2003
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Windows device driver information for Compaq DDS4 20/40 GB Autoloader (Drive)

This driver supports the following driver models: the AIT 35GB or 35/70 LVD Internal, Compaq DDS3 12/24 GB DAT Drive, Compaq AIT 35 GB LVD Drive, Compaq DDS4 20/40 GB DAT Drive, Compaq DDS2 4/8 GB DAT Drive, Compaq AIT 35 GB Drive, Compaq AIT 50 GB Drive, Compaq DDS3 12/24 GB Autoloader (Drive), Compaq DDS4 20/40 GB Autoloader (Drive), Compaq DDS4 20/40 GB 8 Cassette Autoloader, and the Compaq StorageWorks ESL9000 Enterprise. The Compaq 20/40GB DAT DDS4 Casette Autoloader is used to backup workgroup servers up to departamental server networks. It has an incorporated DDS4 DAT Drive and changer apparatus which allows access to a magazine of eight cassettes. Due to this, a rotation plan for media management tapes may be developed to execute scheduled backups of servers with capacities of 40GB and below.

DDS4 technology provides a rate of 8,400 rpm for drum rotation and 11.6 mm/s for tape movement. The format features offer greater density of linear bits when compared to DDS3 technology – this density improves capacity and transfer speeds. The DAT autoloader is compatible with various modes, allowing it to write and read DDS1, DDS2, DDS3, and DDS4 tape formats. Users may employ different DAT technologies and still be able to use this device. In addition, restoration of stored media from older backups is possible, as well as compliance with Compaq DDS3 6 and eight-cassette Autoloader technology. The automatic system of DAT backup has advantages in terms of lower ownership cost, which comes with a larger capacity for storage and better performance than single backup tape drives. The technology supports Windows NT and Novell Netware v4.x and 5.x operating environments. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Compaq DDS4 20/40 GB Autoloader (Drive) errors before installing any driver updates.


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