The DDS 5 or DAT72 format was developed by HP and Certance. DDS 5 uses MP++++ technology and an increased tape length to get an 80% capacity boost over DDS 4. It has a tape length of 170m and a capacity of 36 GB uncompressed. Similar to DDS 4, DAT72 also has a transfer rate of 3.2 MB/s. As it has the same form factor as DDS 3 and DDS 4 and is backwards compatible with both. We offer external and internal DAT 72 or DDS 5 drives by HP with USB connectivity for external drives and SCSI/LVD connectivity for internal drives. We offer free ground shipping with all DDS 5 or DAT 72 tape drives.