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DAT72 (DDS Gen-5) Drive Configuration Information for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server

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Configuration Information for Dell Powervault 100T DAT72, IBM DAT72, HP StorageWorks DAT72, DAT 72x6 and Quantum/Certance/Seagate DAT72 Drives


Dell PowerVault 100T DAT72
IBM 36/72 GB DDS Gen-5 (PN 71P9145 and PN 39M5656)
IBM 9110-1955 (36/72 GB DAT72)
HP StorageWorks DAT72
HP StorageWorks DAT 72x6
Quantum/Certance/Seagate DAT72

1. When defining a device class for DAT72 drive, use

  • devtype=4MM
  • format=<format=<DRIVE | DDS3 | DDS3C | DDS4 | DDS4C | DDS5 | DDS5C>

  • Example:

    DEFine DEVclass devclassname DEVType=4MM FORMAT=DDS5 .....
    DEFine DEVclass devclassname DEVType=4MM FORMAT=DDS5C .....

    DDS5 - Specifies that TSM writes data that uses the DDS5 recording format. This format results in a cartridge capacity of 36 GB when using DAT72 media.

    DDS5C - Specifies that TSM writes data that uses the DDS5 recording format with compression. This format results in a cartridge capacity of approximately 72 GB when using DAT72 media.

2. 36 GB native capacity and approximately 72 GB with 2:1 compression

3. Device identifications and firmware levels used during validation
    Dell PowerVault 100T DAT72
    Drive ID : SEAGATE DAT DAT72-052

    IBM DAT72
    Drive ID : IBM DDS Gen5
    Firmware : A00Y

    HP StorageWorks DAT72
    Drive ID : HP C7438A
    Firmware : V30.3, ZP76 (validated with TSM 5.3.6)

    HP StorageWorks DAT 72x6
    (internal drive in HP StorageWorks DAT 72x6 autoloader)
    Drive ID : HP DAT72X6
    Firmware : B312

    Quantum/Certance/Seagate DAT72
    Drive ID : SEAGATE DAT DAT72-000
    Firmware : A00W

    Quantum/Certance/Seagate DAT72
    (internal drive in Seagate DAT72 autoloader)
    Drive ID : SEAGATE DAT DAT72-400
    Firmware : A044

4. Supported media
    o DDS-3 (125m) data cartridge with the native capacity of 12GB
    o DDS-4 (150m) data cartridge with the native capacity of 20GB
    o DAT72 (170m) data cartridge with the native capacity of 36GB

5. All DAT72 drives report drive serial numbers.

6. IBM DAT72 drives with part numbers 71P9145 and 39M5656 are supported only on x-Series systems with Windows or Linux operating system only. IBM DAT72 model 9110-1955 is supported only on p-Series systems with AIX operating system.

7. HP DAT72X6 drive is not supported on SuSE 8.

See "Supported Devices for AIX, HP-UX, Solaris and Windows" or "Supported Devices for Linux" for minimum supported version levels and platforms for these devices.

More information regarding device configuration is available in the Tivoli Storage Manager Administrator's Guide, which can be found in the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager information center.

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Modified date:
17 June 2018