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Digital data storage


DDS2 cassette


Digital Data Storage (DDS) is a format for storing and backing up computer data on magnetic tape that evolved from Digital Audio Tape (DAT) technology, which was originally created for CD-quality audio recording. In 1989, Sony and Hewlett Packard defined the DDS format for data storage using DAT tape cartridges. Tapes conforming to the initial DDS format can be "played" by either DAT or DDS tape machines. However, most DDS tape drives cannot retrieve the audio stored on a DAT cartridge.

Related Topics:
DAT
DLT
AIT

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Data_Storage
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Data_Storage
http://www.datmgm.com/