DIGITAL DATA STORAGE (DDS) OXFORDSHIRE UK

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DAT Tapes to CD MP3 WAV Oxfordshire UK

Digital Data Storage (DDS, DDS-1, DDS-2, DDS-3, DDS-4)

Digital Data Storage (DDS) is a format for storing and backing up computer data on tape that evolved from the Digital Audio Tape (DAT) technology. DAT was created for CD-quality audio recording.

In 1989, Sony and Hewlett Packard defined the DDS format for data storage using DAT tape cartridges. Tapes conforming to the DDS format can be played by either DAT or DDS tape drives. However, DDS tape drives cannot play DAT tapes since they can't pick up the audio on the DAT tape.

DATA RECOVERY SERVICES 1+ 5+ 10+ 25+ 3.5" Floppy Discs* 15.00 10.00 8.50 8.50 Iomega Zip or Jaz Drives 24.00 20.00 18.00 16.00 SD Cards 24.00 5.25" Floppy Diskettes* 30.00 Mobile Phones 40.00 NOTE: The age of floppy discs and drives means that in certain cases there are issues with extracting the files.  We will attempt  to recover all files at the charges above, but in the case of sector issues, we might need to contact you to discuss a more forensic extraction which starts at £75.00 per disk.  We would not proceed down this line unless we have your permission.       

Format

Date

Tape width
(mm)

Track pitch
(μm)

Tape length
(m)

Native capacity
(GB)

Capacity assuming
2:1 compression
(GB)

DDS-1

1989

3.81

13.6

60/90

1.3/2.0

2.6/4

DDS-2

1993

3.81

9.1

120

4.0

8

DDS-3

1996

3.81

9.1

125

12.0

24

DDS-4

1999

3.81

6.8

150

20.0

40

DAT-72

2003

3.81

5.4

170

36.0

72

DAT-160

2007

8

6.8

154

80

160

DAT-320

2009

8

153[2]

160

320

(Gen 8)

cancelled

8

~300

~600

·        DDS-1

Stores up to 1.3 GB uncompressed (2.6 GB compressed) on a 60 m cartridge or 2 GB uncompressed (4 GB compressed) on a 90 m cartridge.  The DDS-1 cartridge often does not have the -1 designation, as initially it was the only format, though cartridges produced since the introduction of DDS-2 may carry a -1 designation to distinguish the format from newer formats. A media recognition system was introduced with DDS-2 drives and cartridges to detect the medium type and prevent the loading of an improper medium. From 1993, DDS-1 tapes included the media recognition system marks on the leader tape—a feature indicated by the presence of four vertical bars after the DDS logo.

·        DDS-2

Stores up to 4 GB uncompressed (8 GB compressed) on a 120 m cartridge.

·        DDS-3

Stores up to 12 GB uncompressed (24 GB compressed) on a 125 m cartridge.

·        DDS-4

DDS-4 stores up to 20 GB uncompressed (40 GB compressed) on a 150 m cartridge. This format is also called DAT 40.

·        DAT 72

DAT 72 stores up to 36 GB uncompressed (72 GB compressed) on a 170 m cartridge. It has the same form-factor as DDS-3 and -4 and is sometimes referred to as DDS-5.

·        DAT 160

DAT 160 was launched in June 2007 by HP, stores up to 80 GB uncompressed (160 GB compressed). A major change from the previous generations is the width of the tape. DAT 160 uses 8 mm wide tape in a slightly thicker cartridge while all prior versions use 3.81 mm wide tape. Despite the difference in tape widths, DAT 160 drives can load DAT-72 and DAT-40 (DDS-4) cartridges.

·        DAT 320

In November 2009 HP announced the DAT-320 standard, which stores up to 160 GB uncompressed (marketed as 320 GB assuming 2:1 compression) per cartridge.

 

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Our offices and large customer parking are located at the back of our premises, 29b Rear Part Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 1AQ, behind the large green building attached, opposite Benmead Road.

Contact Us 01865 457000 or email cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com