Product overview of the HP C5683A
The C5683A HP 20/40GB 4mm DDS-4 DAT SCSI-LVD/SE Internal Tape Drive is a type of data storage device used for backing up and archiving data in small to medium-sized businesses. This tape drive is designed to work with SCSI interfaces, allowing it to be connected directly to a server or other data storage device. In this article, we will discuss the key features of the C5683A HP 20/40GB 4mm DDS-4 DAT SCSI-LVD/SE Internal Tape Drive, as well as its benefits and drawbacks.
Capacity: The C5683A HP 20/40GB 4mm DDS-4 DAT SCSI-LVD/SE Internal Tape Drive has a storage capacity of up to 40GB when compressed. This means that it can store up to 40GB of data on a single tape cartridge, making it an ideal choice for businesses that need to store large amounts of data.
Compatibility: The C5683A HP 20/40GB 4mm DDS-4 DAT SCSI-LVD/SE Internal Tape Drive is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and UNIX. This makes it a versatile solution for businesses that use different types of servers and data storage devices.
Speed: The C5683A HP 20/40GB 4mm DDS-4 DAT SCSI-LVD/SE Internal Tape Drive has a fast data transfer rate of up to 3MB/s. This means that it can quickly and efficiently transfer data to and from the tape cartridge, allowing businesses to back up and archive their data in a timely manner.
Reliability: The C5683A HP 20/40GB 4mm DDS-4 DAT SCSI-LVD/SE Internal Tape Drive is a reliable data storage device that is designed to withstand heavy use. It has a mean time between failures (MTBF) of up to 400,000 hours, which means that it is highly unlikely to fail during normal use.
Cost-effective: The C5683A HP 20/40GB 4mm DDS-4 DAT SCSI-LVD/SE Internal Tape Drive is a cost-effective solution for businesses that need to back up and archive their data. It is much more affordable than other types of data storage devices, such as hard disk drives and solid-state drives.
Easy to use: The C5683A HP 20/40GB 4mm DDS-4 DAT SCSI-LVD/SE Internal Tape Drive is easy to install and use, even for businesses that do not have a dedicated IT staff. It comes with a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to back up and archive data.
Secure: The C5683A HP 20/40GB 4mm DDS-4 DAT SCSI-LVD/SE Internal Tape Drive is a secure data storage solution that can help businesses protect their sensitive data. Since the data is stored on a tape cartridge, it is not vulnerable to cyberattacks like other types of data storage devices.
Limited storage capacity: The C5683A HP 20/40GB 4mm DDS-4 DAT SCSI-LVD/SE Internal Tape Drive has a limited storage capacity of up to 40GB when compressed. This means that businesses that need to store large amounts of data may need to use multiple tape cartridges, which can be time-consuming and cumbersome.
Slow data transfer rate: While the C5683A HP 20/40GB 4mm DDS-4 DAT SCSI-LVD/SE Internal Tape Drive has a fast data transfer rate of up to 3MB/s, it is still slower than other types of data storage devices, such as hard disk drives and solid-state drives.
General Information about the HP C5683A
- Manufacturer: HP
- Model Number or SKU# C5683A
- Product Type: Tape Drive
- Interface Type: SCSI
- Tape Type : DAT
- Native Drive Capacity : 20GB
- Enclosure Type : Internal
- Compressed Drive Capacity : 40GB
- SCSI Signaling Type : Differential(LVD) Single-Ended(S/E
About Refurbished Products
Media preservation has come a long way, and the methods of storing data over the years are ever-changing. However, one method had stood out since its invention in 1949; and that's tape storage. If you are looking for durability, low cost, longevity, energy efficiency, density, and scalability, then investing in tape storage is a smart move. Thanks to our vast collection of tape drive storage devices, you are all covered when this is what you need. Depending on your budget and storage needs, you can choose from categories including LTO - 5 Lib Expansion, LTO - 5 Rack Mount, LTO - 5 Library, LTO - 6 Library, LTO - 6 Rack Mount, LTO - 6 Lib Expansion, LTO - 6 Internal, LTO - 6 External, LTO - 6 Auto Loader, Magstar Internal, SDLT 220 External, SDLT 220 Internal, SDLT 320 External, SDLT 320 Loader, SDLT 320 Internal, SDLT 600 External, SDLT 600 Internal, SDLT 600 Loader, Storageworks Internal, Storageworks Library, Travan 10-20GB Internal, and Travan 20-40GB Internal. Tape drives present an excellent means to write data to storage and hold onto data for a couple of decades. They make an ideal medium for long-term storage and backups.
What is Tape Storage?
A tape drive is a storage device designed to store data on magnetic tape. It is primarily used for backup and archiving purposes. It functions like a tape recorder in recording data on a loop of a flexible celluloid-like medium that is readable and erasable. Tape drives operate in two ways. The first uses a linear tape technology where the heads never touch the tape or a regular helical scan where the playback and recording heads touch the tape.
Choosing a Tape Drive; Buying Guide
There are countless tape drives available on the market today; these few considerations will keep you on track when choosing one.
You'd want to go for a tape drive with the ability to complete a tape backup within your window of possibility. For instance, back up 400GB will call for a transfer rate of approximately 30GB/hour.
Tape drive manufacturers are always known to specify the drive's Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF). Check this vital information to measure the reliability of the drive. A typical example is the Travan tape drive with an MTBF of 370,000 hours at a 20% duty cycle, and running the drive longer will reduce its reliability. Depending on your needs, you can tell if this tape drive is the best or not.
A tape drive should have the capacity to store your backups, and well come at the right price. The price of the drive is a function of capacity and performance. There are continuous modifications in tape capacity; the largest capacity is always a high price. However, it would help if you considered how much value-for-money the tape drive will give you. Depending on your budget and needs, you may prefer capacity over performance and vice versa.
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