DAT Drives for Audio Extraction and Backups

We have several options for extracting audio from Digital Audio Tape drives. These are the much heralded audio capable DAT drive that audiophiles love! You can use these to dump the data from your Sony DATman(and others) recordings faster than real-time(2x on DDS2 and DDS3 drives). This drive will work on a PC(using DAT2WAV, VDAT, DODAT, and others others), on an SGI(using bundled multimedia software). These drives make the Digital Audio Extraction process MUCH simpler. Check out this EDN article(link broken).

SGI SDT9000 SGI/Sony Audio Capable DDS-3 DAT drive

  • 12GB Native Capacity with 120M tapes.
  • 24GB Compressed Capacity using the drives hardware compression(Assuming 2:1 compression).
  • SCSI-2 50pin interface.
  • 3.5", Half Height(1.6inches tall) SGI part number.
  • 5.25" Half Height(1.6inches tall) SGI part number available on request.
  • Works with many other operating systems.
  • Sony Manuals here.
  • Sony product details.
  • Works with DAT2WAV, VDAT, and other DAT audio extraction software.
  • SGI Audio firmware for playing and recording Audio DAT tapes on an SGIs & PC's .
  • SGI Release Notes.
  • Free Ground shipping to lower 48 states.
  • 2 Used 125M DDS-3 tapes included.
  • Drive used, but in excelent condition.
  • 90 Day full replacement warranty including audio extraction functionality.
  • $350

    SGI CTD8000H-S SGI/Seagate Audio Capable DDS-2 DAT drive

  • Drive top front view
  • Back Connector View
  • 4GB Native Capacity with 120M tapes.
  • 8GB Compressed Capacity using the drives hardware compression(Assuming 2:1 compression).
  • SCSI-2 50pin interface.
  • 3.5", Half Height(1.6inches tall) SGI part number 064-0002-001.
  • 5.25" Half Height(1.6inches tall) SGI part number 064-0018-001 available on request.
  • Works with many other operating systems check out this.
  • Works with DAT2WAV, VDAT, and other DAT audio extraction software.
  • SGI Audio firmware for playing and recording Audio DAT tapes on an SGIs & PC's .
  • Seagate Part Number CTD8000H-S .
  • Bezels and adapter rackets available from Seagate here.
  • Free Ground shipping to lower 48 states.
  • 2 Used 120M DDS-2 tapes included.
  • Drive used, but in excelent condition.
  • 90 Day full replacement warranty including audio extraction functionality.
  • $200

    SGI Archive Python 4320NT Audio Capable DDS-1 DAT drive

  • 2GB Native Capacity with 120M tapes.
  • 4GB Compressed Capacity using the drives hardware compression(Assuming 2:1 compression).
  • SCSI-2 50pin interface.
  • 3.5", Half Height(1.6inches tall) SGI part number.
  • External drive w/enclosure, SGI part number available on request.
  • Works with many other operating systems.
  • Works with DAT2WAV, VDAT, and other DAT audio extraction software.
  • SGI Audio firmware for playing and recording Audio DAT tapes on an SGIs & PC's .
  • Free Ground shipping to lower 48 states.
  • 2 Used 90M DDS-1 tapes included.
  • Drive used, but in excelent condition.
  • 90 Day full replacement warranty including audio extraction functionality.
  • $125