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ThinkServer IBM DDS Generation 6 USB Tape Drive - Overview
Features and specifications

ThinkServer IBM DDS Generation 6 USB Tape Drive (67Y0135) provides a breadth of performance and capacity solutions to satisfy your server tape backup requirements. This tape drive is positioned similarly to the DDS-4 and -5 tape drives, but offers higher capacity and transfer speeds at comparable costs.

This tape drive is reliable as:

  • An internal installation
  • A tabletop tape enclosure or in a rack environment when coupled with a 1U or 4U rack-mount enclosure

It provides convenience and ease-of-use features, while supporting high-speed tape backup.

Performance specifications
  • Capacity: 80 GB, up to 160 GB compressed
  • Performance: Up to 6.0 MB/s, up to 12 MB/s compressed, transfer rate
  • Backward compatibility: Read/write compatible with DDS-4 and DDS Gen 5
  • Interface: USB
  • Service and support: One-year parts-only, limited warranty

Physical specifications
  • Approximate height: 42.6 mm (1.68 in)
  • Approximate width: 146.0 mm (5.5 in)
  • Approximate depth: 152.0 mm (5.7 in)
  • Approximate weight: 2540.11 g (5.60 lb)


1 Year Parts Only – Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU)

  • Announce date: 10 Nov 2009 (see country listing)
  • Availability date: November 2009 (see country listing)
  • Effective withdrawal date: December 2010 (Worldwide)

Hardware compatibility
DescriptionMachine typeModels
ThinkServer RD1206445, 6447All
ThinkServer RD2103795, 3796External Only
ThinkServer RD2203798Tape Enabled Only
ThinkServer RS1106436, 6438External Only
ThinkServer RS2106533, 6534, 6535External Only
ThinkServer TD1006399, 6429All
ThinkServer TD100x4206All
ThinkServer TD2003809, 3817All
ThinkServer TD200x3822All
ThinkServer TS1006432, 6434All
ThinkServer TS2006525, 6530All

Software requirements

The DDS Generation 6 Tape Drive is supported on numerous operating systems and backup applications. For the latest hardware and software compatibility, visit Accessories Compatibility Guide.

  • DDS Generation 6 USB Tape Drive
  • Package of mounting screws
  • Multilingual User Manual CD
  • Quantity four internal USB cables
  • Cleaning cartridge
  • User Guide CD - part number (44E7755) distribution number (44E7755) location (SDS).

Agency approvals
  • UL
  • cUL
  • TUV
  • CE
  • C-Tick

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