SGI DDS Drive Unit

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This Silicon Graphics SCSI tape drive allows Silicon Graphics (later SGI) computer systems to read and write DDS-format tapes.

DDS (Digital Data Storage) is a computer data storage technology that is based upon the digital audio tape (DAT) format that was developed during the 1980s by Sony. DDS used helical scanning on magnetic tape, and stored between 1.3 GB in the first generation (DDS-1) and 36 GB uncompressed on the fifth generation (DAT 72) launched in 2003.

Model number 013-2283-001; serial number 980100000678.

Reference Number : SDT-S9000/SGE

Date : Unknown

Manufacturer : SGI

Physical Description : disk drive unit

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH33679. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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