Manufacturer’s Description

Step up to Sony AIT Tape Drives. A natural growth path for DDS users. Step-up and migrate to Sony Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT) based data protection solutions. The AIT family now features AIT-3 drives with up to five times the capacity of Sony's DDS-4 tape solutions. Planning to replace DDS Sony's AIT is a natural choice.

The Specs

Additional Specifications
Parts Warranty (Not Applicable)
Labor Warranty (Not Applicable)
Software Included Veritasr Backup Exec Single / Multi-Server Solution Software (60 day live trial)
Frequency Band 130 GB capacity and 12.0 MB/s sustained data transfer rate (with 2.6:1 compression)Fast media loading (Less than 10 s) and file access (27 s)High reliability with MTBF of 300,000 POH (100% duty cycle), head life of 50,000 hours, and media uses of 30,000 end-to-end passesEfficient data management with Memory In Cassette (MIC) Features: High capacity, high performance:Sony AIT-2 tape drives deliver up to 130 GB capacity (with 2.6:1 compression) in a compact, 8mm data cartridge. Helical scan technology increases data recording density, while offering fast data transfer rates of up to 12.0 MB/s Solution Kit includes Live Trial Software:Sony Trial Bundle models come ready to integrate into your network with a 60 day live trial version of Veritasr Backup Exec for Windows NTr/2000 and Backup Exec for Novellr NetWarer. This trial software offers both single and multi-server solutions, and may be purchased after a 60 day free live trial evaluation Backward Compatibility:Sony AIT-2 tape drives are fully read and write compatible with both AIT-2 media, 36 GB and 50 GB data cartridges, and AIT-1 media, 25 GB and 35 GB data cartridges. Backward compatibility helps protect your investment in the valuable data you already have stored on AIT-1 data cartridges, while delivering the increased capacity and performance of AIT-2 technology Fast access to data with MIC:The unique Memory-In-Cassette feature of Sony AIT drives, with 64 kbits of built-in memory, speeds access to data, providing fast loading (less than 10 s) and quick file access (27 s) High reliability: Sony AIT tape drives incorporate a redesigned head geometry, reducing head/tape pressure and delivering up to 50,000 hours of head life. The built-in Super Head CleanerT mechanism results in an industry leading MTBF rating of 300,000 POH (100% duty cycle) Included Accessories:Blank Media: 230 m AIT-2 data cartridgeInterface Cable: 30-inch 68-pin to 68-pin male SCSI cableInstalled Bezel: 3.5-inch bezel (pre-installed)Optional Bezel: 5.25-inch bezel and bracketsSoftware: Veritasr trial softwareDocumentation: Quick Start cardDocumentation: User manual
UPC (Not Specified)
normalized-Height 41.148
Media Change Time 10 Second
Geographic Localization (Not Specified)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000|Microsoft Windows 95|Microsoft Windows 98|Microsoft Windows NT 4.0|UNIX|Sun Solaris 2.5|Sun Solaris 2.6|AIX
Maximum Compressed Data Transfer Rate 12 MBps
Drive Interface SCSI
Technical Support URL
Technical Support Phone Number 800-326-9551
Data Error Rate > 10^17
Product Family (Not Applicable)
Weight 1 lbs
Interface Connection SCSI Internal - 68 pin High-Density (MD-68)
Media Durability 30000 Passes
Manufacturer Description Live Trial AIT-2
Maximum Native Data Transfer Rate 6 MBps
Manufacturer Retail Type (Not Specified)
Class Floppy/Tape Drive
Temperature -40F (-40C) to 158F (70C) Non-operating
Category 8mm Tape
Description 50GB/100GB Wide Ultra SCSI 8mm
Shock Tolerance 5 Gs @ 3 ms Half Sine Wave
normalized-Weight 16 oz
Drive Width 3.50"
Depth 6.1 in
Drive Height 1/3H
Vibration Tolerance 0.3 Gs @ RMS 5 to 500 Hz Swept
Recording Method Helical Scan
Access Time 27 Second Average
Humidity 20 to 80% Operating
Compressed Storage Capacity 100 GB
Height 1.62 in
Width 4 in
Bays Required 1 x 3.5" 1/3H Internal
Disk Capacity (Compressed) 100 GB
Manufacturer Sku SDX-500C/TB
Vendor SNY
Brand Name Sony
Product Line Series Model (Not Applicable)
Base Warranty 3 Years (36 Months)
Case Pack Quantity 1
Host Transfer Rate 6 MB/sec
Shipping Weight 3.24 lb
Native Storage Capacity 50 GB
Language Localization (Not Specified)
Power Consumption 12 W Average
Disk Capacity (Uncompressed) 50 GB
Altitude 9840 ft Maximum Operating
Warranty Information Limited|"Limited"
Internal/External Internal
Form Factor Height Half-Height
Tape Format Tape - 8mm
System Type PC (Intel x86 Compatible)
Form Factor Width (Not Specified)
Interface Type Wide Ultra SCSI
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