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HP C8010A 4mm DDS-5 (DAT72) Backup Tape Cartridge (36GB/72GB)



Business environment is intensifying; so there is no room for errors or delays. Companies nowadays can’t compromise on data integrity as it can immediately halt their activities and pose threat to organizational sustainability. Data administrators nowadays are more proactive regarding long term security. Moreover, the SMB IT managers have to simplify the backup operations and accelerate data flow without exceeding the limits of their slim budget.

  • This C8010A cartridge from the tape media specialist HP (Hewlett-Packard) is built intelligently for DAT-72, the fifth version of well renowned DAT (Digital Audio Tape) format.
  • HP engineers have worked on storage density of this DDS-5 media and further increased it to retain more information (un-compressed 36 GB) in lesser unit area.
  • DDS5 system increases the recording density with an amazing 2:1 ratio and holds double the data amount.
  • HP C8010A provides excellent storage space as the drives (HP and non-HP) write compressed files up to 72GB.
  • Complete 100 backups or operate this tape cartridge for a remarkable 2000 passes.
  • Solid backup storage platform featuring numerous brands and the advantage of seamless data archival with the older media versions.

Additional Information

General Information



Manufacturer Part Number:


Manufacturer Website Address:


Brand Name:


Product Model:


Product Name:

C8010A DAT Data Cartridge

Packaged Quantity:


Product Type:

Data Cartridge

Technical Information

Tape Technology:


Storage Capacity:

36 GB (Native)/72 GB (Compressed)

Tape Length:

558 ft

Tape Width:


Media Coating:

Metal Particle (MP)

Recording Method:

Helical Scan

Drive Supported:

DAT 72


2000 Head Passes

Maximum Archival Life:

20 Year

Platform Supported:

  • PC
  • Mac

Environmental Conditions


41°F (5°C) to 113°F (45°C) Non-operating


20 to 80% Non-condensing Relative Humidity Non-operating

Physical Characteristics









Weight (Approximate):

0.80 oz

Shipping Information

Shipping Dimensions :

0.75" Height x 2.5" Width x 3.25" Depth

Case Pack Qty :


Shipping Weight :

0.1 lb


Additional Information:

  • Coercivity (Oersted): 2350
  • Tape Thickness (microns): 5.1 +/-0.2
  • Recording Density (KB/Inch): 162



Recycled Content:





Standard Warranty:

Lifetime Limited

Where do we ship?

  • To all 50  States.
  • We ship to APO/FPO Military addresses also

International Shipments

  • We ship internationally to wherever UPS, FEDEX and DHL delivers.

Free shipment

  • We offer Free Ground Shipping to the 48 continental US States on orders over $500.
  • Applicable to ground shipping within Continental U.S.

Same Day Shipping

  • Our dedicated staff ships most orders the same day, unless the order is placed after 4 pm PST OR it is out–of-stock.
  • For priority mail, orders must be placed by 2:00pm PST
  • Not every product can be shipped on the same day, as they might require special packaging.

Next Business Day Shipping

  • Orders placed on national holiday/weekend will be shipped on the following business day.
  • Most of the products are shipped from our San Ramon, CA warehouse. In addition, we have 6 other regional warehouses located across the contiguous states. Products would be shipped from your nearest warehouse.
  • We ensure that all customer orders are safely delivered within the shortest time frame. However, there are rare chances that you may receive multiple packages as they would be delivered from different locations.

Shipping Couriers

  • FedEx, UPS, DHL and USPS.
  • Customers can also provide us theirFedEx/UPS account for “ Freight Collect”
  • You can also request a specific carrier. Please make sure that you mention it in the section of “special instruction”. Our efficient staff will do its best to fulfill your specific demands.

Substitute Courier Service

  • The company has the right to ship the order through any other carrier service that we think will be a better choice.

Shipment cost

  • The total cost can be viewed before placing the order, and it depends on
  • The location
  • Size and weight
  • Shipping method

Ground Standard

  • UPS or FEDEX ground is a low-cost, fast and reliable option for all routine shipments in the contiguous states.
  • Ground Shipments generally take 2 to 5 business days to deliver.

USPS Priority Mail

  • Economical choice for small quantities of light-weight items, especially the backup tapes.
  • Reaches anywhere in contiguous states within 2-4 business days.
  • Good news is that there is no extra charges for Saturday deliveries.

Saturday Delivery

  • No normal delivery services from FedEx and UPS on holidays/weekends.
  • Customers requiring urgent deliveries on these days can make a phone call and our staff would help fulfill their request.

Next Business Day Delivery

  • FedEx and UPS provide fastest delivery to all 50 states. The goods generally reach all addresses by 10:30am, noon, or the end of day.

Second and Third Business Day

  • Two & three days delivery is available through UPS & FEDEX


Top Reasons To Use Tape Vs Cloud Backup 

  • Store large amounts of data 
  • Long-term data preservation 
  • Ransomware resiliency 
  • Greater ROI vs. the public cloud 
  • Disaster recovery 
  • Sustainability 
  • Data governance 
  • Data sovereignty 

                  If you need to store large amounts of data for extended periods of time, using a On-Premise tape Backup solution has far more advantages compared to Public Cloud Storage.
                  There is considerable cost savings and more options without incurring unexpected charges.

                  HP C8010A 4mm DDS-5 (DAT72) Backup Tape Cartridge (36GB/72GB)
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