Quantum DAT 160 Tabletop Tape Drive Kit USB 2.0 (Black)

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Quantum's DAT 160 delivers a capacity of 160 GB on a single data cartridge and a transfer rate of up to 50 GB/hr (assuming a 2:1compression ratio). At the same time this sixth generation DDS/DAT drive provides the proven reliability and two-generation backward compatibility that users of the world's most successful tape technology have come to expect. Quantum "Backup Ready" certified solutions allow you to go from box-to-backup in minutes with the highly reliable Quantum DAT 160 tape drive, world-class Backup Exec QuickStart software and durable Quantum media. "Backup Ready" solutions are cost-effective, easy to install and fully-supported by Quantum. The Quantum DAT 160 drive comes with a choice of interfaces: USB for low-cost, universal plug-and-play and ,Ultra 160 SCSI 3 to meet the needs of legacy systems and SAS for advanced systems. Available in 3.5-inch and 5.25-inch Half-High form factors and both tabletop and internal configurations, the Quantum DAT 160 is ideal for current DDS/DAT customers looking for compatibility. Read/Write compatible with previous generation DAT 72 and DDS-4 products, the DAT 160 enables a simple migration path for the installed base of over 6 million DDS/DAT users, delivering a dependable and cost-effective backup solution with a low ongoing cost of ownership.




Capacity Uncompressed


Capacity Compressed


Recording Format

DDS-4, DAT 72 and DAT 160

Encoding Method

Helical scan (NRZI)

Data Compression



Access Time



125,000 hours at 100% Duty Cycle



USB 2.0


Power Consumption



Operating Temperature

Operating Temperature 5 to 40°C

Non Operating Temperature

-40 to 70°C

Operating Humidity

Humidity 20 to 80%


Enclosure type


In The Box

Quantum DAT 160 Tabletop Tape Drive  Symantec Backup Exec QuickStart Software  Europe and North America Power Cords  Data Cartridge  Cleaning Cartridge  Product Documentation CD


17.8cm (W) x 22.0cm (D) x 5.7cm (H) - Weight 2.0kg


  • Highest capacity and performance in the DDS/DAT portfolio providing optimum capacity and performance
  • Ideal for SMB customers looking for the latest in DDS/DAT technology
  • Available with a choice of interface: USB for universal plug-and-play connectivity, SCSI for legacy systems and SAS for advanced systems
  • The 6th generation of proven DDS/DAT technology
  • Read/Write compatible with previous generation DAT 72 and DDS-4 products, providing a simple migration path for installed base users
  • Inexpensive media for low total cost of ownership
  • RoHS compliant to meet environmental standards

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Catalogue No: EL-01022510