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TDK to launch sales of DAT 160 160GB/80GB data cartridge


-- TDK’s DC-DAT160 DAT 160 Data Cartridge Is World’s First to Pass DAT MG Compliance Testing --

GARDEN CITY, NY, – TDK Corporation announced that it will launch sales of its DC-DAT160, a DAT 160 Data Cartridge, in June. The DC-DAT160 offers 160GB capacity (with data compression; 80GB without compression), and is the world’s first DAT 160 media to pass compliance testing by the DAT MG (Manufacturers Group). TDK will concurrently launch sales of its DAT Cleaning Cartridge II (DC-DAT8CC).

Offering compact size and high capacity, DDS/DAT data cartridges are widely used for backup applications with entry-level servers. As digital networks grow in scope and complexity, the volume of data that must be managed continues to increase considerably, creating demand for storage solutions with higher capacities and faster data transfer rates than previous systems.

DAT 160 is a sixth-generation data cartridge system utilizing proven DDS technology and realizing 160GB capacity with compression. Because DAT 160 drives are backwards compatible with DDS-4 and DAT 72 data cartridges, the DAT 160 platform provides the added advantage of data continuity.

To develop universally compatible DAT 160 media, TDK worked with Hewlett-Packard Company, a drive manufacturer, from the initial stages of development. The collaboration facilitated TDK’s creation of the world’s first DAT 160 media to pass compliance testing by the DAT MG.

TDK has previously earned acclaim for the high reliability of its DDS-4, DAT 72 and other DDS/DAT data cartridge products. TDK’s DC-DAT160 data cartridge utilizes Super Finavinx metal magnetic particles, a high-precision coating process, and other advanced tape manufacturing technologies to realize maximum capacity, reliability and durability.


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