HPE DW026B Internal Tape Drive
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Why DW026B HP Storage Works DAT 72 USB Refurbished is the best?

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Short Description:
DW026B Storage Works Digital Audio Tape (DAT) 72 36/72GB (Gigabyte) USB 5.25 inch Width 1/2H Height Internal Tape Drive | Made by HP | Refurbished

Interface Types of This Product: Tape Media 36-72GB AIT

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We are giving specifications below, why one should consider procuring HP 36-72GB AIT Tape Media Tape Drive features, a general overview, description, performance specification, relevant images, a competitive price infographic, and technical information about the DW026B model with compatibility.

Installation and Setup

The DW026B HP Storage Works DAT 72 USB Internal 36/72GB USB 1/2H Height Internal Tape Drive is a tape drive that can be installed and set up inside a computer. The installation process involves connecting the tape drive to the computer using a USB cable, and then installing the necessary drivers and software.

  • Connect the tape drive to the computer: Start by connecting the tape drive to the computer using a USB cable. The cable should be plugged into a USB port on the computer and the other end should be plugged into the tape drive.
  • Install the drivers: The next step is to install the necessary drivers for the tape drive. These drivers can be found on the HP website, or on the included software and driver CD that comes with the tape drive. Follow the instructions provided to install the drivers.
  • Install the software: After the drivers are installed, the next step is to install the software that will be used to control the tape drive. This software can also be found on the HP website, or on the included software and driver CD. Follow the instructions provided to install the software.
  • Configure the tape drive: Once the software is installed, the tape drive can be configured. This includes setting the tape capacity, creating backup jobs, and managing the tape library.
  • Test the tape drive: After the tape drive is configured, it is important to test it to ensure that it is working properly. This can be done by creating a backup job and running it to see if the tape drive is able to read and write data correctly.

After the tape drive is set up, it can be used for data backup and archiving. It is important to regularly check and maintain the tape drive to ensure that it continues to work properly.

Capacity and Tape Compatibility

The DW026B HP Storage Works DAT 72 USB Internal 36/72GB USB 1/2H Height Internal Tape Drive is a high-capacity tape drive designed for use with HP servers and workstations. The drive has a storage capacity of 36GB or 72GB, depending on the type of tape media used. The drive is compatible with DAT 72 tapes, which are a type of digital audio tape (DAT) that is commonly used for data backup and archiving. The drive is also compatible with USB 1.1 and 2.0 interfaces, which allows it to be easily connected to a computer or server. The drive is 1/2H height, which means it is designed to fit in a standard 1/2 height drive bay in a computer or server case.

Data Backup and Recovery

The DW026B HP Storage Works DAT 72 USB Internal Tape Drive is a data backup and recovery device that is designed for use in small to medium-sized businesses. It has a capacity of 36GB or 72GB depending on the version, and it uses the USB 1 or USB 2 interface to connect to a host computer. The tape drive is also designed to be installed internally in a computer case and has a height of 1/2H.

The DAT 72 USB tape drive uses DAT (Digital Audio Tape) technology to store and backup data. It has a fast data transfer rate of up to 12Mbps, which allows for quick and efficient backups. The tape drive also has a built-in compression feature that can compress data before it is written to the tape, thereby increasing the amount of data that can be stored on a single tape.

The tape drive is designed to be easy to use and has a simple software interface that allows users to schedule backups, monitor the status of backups, and recover data from the tape. It also has a built-in cleaning mechanism that automatically cleans the tape head to ensure optimal performance.

General Information

  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • MPN: DW026B
  • Type: Tape Drive
  • SKU: DW026B

Technical Information

  • Drive Type: DAT 72
  • Compressed Storage Capacity: 72 GB
  • Native Storage Capacity : 36 GB
  • Recording Method: Helical Scan


  • Maximum Native Data Transfer Rate: 3.20 MB/S
  • Maximum Compressed Data Transfer Rate: 6.40 MB/S


  • Host Interface: USB

Physical Characteristics

  • Form Factor: Internal
  • Drive Width: 5.25"
  • Drive Height: 1/2H
  • Height: 9.1"
  • Width: 6.3"
  • Depth: 9.3"

About Refurbished Products

Refurbished products are typically refurbished by an Original Manufacturer or an affiliate of the manufacturer or 3rd party facility. This product may have minor blemishes due to normal product usage and doesn't necessarily come with documentation and software unless indicated, but has been well tested and generally has never had any defects.

Tape Media

If your company has a large amount of data that needs to be securely protected offline as tape media, then this is the place to be. Here on allhdd.com, you find top-of-the-class tape storage devices to suit your needs. Tape drives remain one of the best backup and archival mediums to keep important files safe for an extended period. Our categories of drives for tape media include, 5-10GB SLR-MLR, 4-8GB SLR-MLR, Cartridge SDLT, 160-320GB SDLT, Cartridge LTO, Bar Code Ultr 6, 1.5TB-3.0TB LTO Ultr 5, Bar Code LTO Ultr 5, 400-800GB LTO Ultr 3, Bar Code LTO Ultr 4, 800GB-1.6TB LTO Ultr 4, 200-400GB LTO Ultr 2, 100-200GB LTO Ultr 1, 300GB Half Inch, Cartridge Half Inch, 40-80GB DLT, 80-160GB DLT, 36-72GB DDS-DAT, Cleaning Cartridge, 12-24GB Tape, Others, Cartridge LTO, 2.5TB-6.25TB Ultr 6, 4MM TAPE - 80GB-160GB,and 2.5TB-6.25TB Lto Ultrium-6. You can count on us to deliver quality products from leading brands at pocket-friendly prices.

Tape Drives

A data storage device that uses magnetic tape to read and write data is called a tape drive. For offline and archival data storage purposes, magnetic tape data storage comes out most-preferred among storage mediums. Tape media commonly possess favorable unit cost and high archival durability. According to some manufacturers, tape storage can last up to 30 years. However, LTO tapes are susceptible to storage conditions. Thus, you can count on the 30-year life-span if you deploy the drives in ideal storage conditions, including a constant temperature of approximately 70°F and 40% relative humidity.

Tape Library

A tape library in data storage is a collection of tape drives and magnetic tape cartridges. A tape library (in some cases) is home to hundreds or even thousands of tape drives and cartridges. In the library, there are multiple tapes for data reading and writing. Also, you'll find enclosures for mounting and unmounting cartridges, barcodes, and access ports for entering and removing tapes.

What is Linear Tape Open (LTO)?

Linear Tape Open (LTO), otherwise called the LTO Ultrium format, is a sturdy, scalable, versatile open tape format developed for maximum storage density, high capacity, and top performance. It is the most successful tape format ever made with over 5.6 million drives, 370,870 Billion GB of media capacity, and 351,732,245 cartridges sold.

Advantages of Magnetic Tape Drive Media

Magnetic tape drive media comes with many more benefits than other storage mediums; here is a handful of them.

High Capacity and Flexibility

The recording density of magnetic tape remains on the rise, and there has been confirmation of next-generation technologies— a feature that has almost reached its limits in hard disks. By making the tape longer and thinner, you can increase the capacity of the tape drive.

A Perfect Long-term Storage Solution

As mentioned earlier, magnetic tape drives can last up to 30 years, while hard disks can only manage a few years. With lower failure and error rates, it remains the best platform for storing data for longer periods.


With the magnetic tape media, the problems of hacking, theft, and blackouts are wholly erased as the tape stores its data offline.

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