Overview: To ensure rock-solid data protection Compaq can help you design the ideal backup strategy for your organization. This includes selecting the best tape devices and connection types that can meet your current and future needs without a significant investment. As the tape drive for entry-level and workgroup servers the 20/40 GB DAT external tape drive offers 20 GB of native capacity on a HP DDS-4 cassette with a transfer rate of 2.3 MB/sec. With hot-plug configurations you never have to take down your system to replace a failed or non-responding tape device. This increases your uptime for customer accessibility to your systems.