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 3 year(s)
Temperature -40F (-40C) to 158F (70C) Non-operating
Category Ingram Tape Drives
Shock Tolerance 5 Gs @ 3 ms Half Sine Wave Operating
Labor Warranty 3 year(s)
Frequency Band Model Highlights: 91 GB capacity and 10.4 MB/s sustained data transfer rate (with 2.6:1 compression)Up to 33% higher performance and the previous generation AIT-1 drivesHigh 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)Compact 3.5-inch form factor for easy integration into existing systemsSuper Head Cleaner and AME media reduce the need for periodic cleaningFast media loading (Less than 10 s) and file access (27 s ) Features: High capacity, high performance:Sony AIT-1 tape drives deliver up to 91 GB capacity (with 2.6:1 compression) in a compact, 8mm data cartridge. The AITi90/S (SDX-400C) series tape drives offer up to 33% higher performance to the ultra-reliable and innovative AIT-1 product line Increased Performance:Built around Sony's AIT tape technology, the AITi90/S (SDX-400C) series tape drives offer up to 33% higher performance to the ultra-reliable and innovative AIT-1 product line. Using an Ultra Wide SCSI interface, the AITi90/S series delivers data at sustained transfer rates up to 10.4 MB/s (with 2.6:1 compression) 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 and an industry leading MTBF rating of 300,000 POH (100% duty cycle) Compact form factor:AIT drives offer high capacity in an extremely compact 3.5-inch form factor. With a compact size a fraction of the size of other high capacity tape drive formats, AIT drives are easy to integrate into desktop workstations, servers, and automated tape libraries Reduced periodic maintenance:Sony AIT drives incorporate an Super Head Cleaner mechanism activated automatically by the drive mechanism when tape errors approach a certain threshold Incluuded Accessories::Novastor TapeCopy SoftwareQuick Start GuideCD-ROM User ManualWarranty Cards
Drive Width 3.50"
Drive Height 1/3H
Media Change Time 10 Second
Vibration Tolerance 0.3 Gs @ RMS 5 to 500 Hz Swept
Recording Method Helical Scan
Access Time 27 Second Average
Humidity 20 to 80% Non-condensing Operating
Compressed Storage Capacity 90 GB
Maximum Compressed Data Transfer Rate 10.40 MBps
Drive Interface SCSI
Bays Required 1 x 3.5" 1/3H Front Accessible
Data Error Rate > 10^-17
Brand Name Sony
Base Warranty 3 year(s)
Media Durability 30000 Passes
Shipping Weight 2.96 lb
Maximum Native Data Transfer Rate 4 MBps
Native Storage Capacity 35 GB
Class Floppy/Tape Drive
Power Consumption 21 W Average
General
Warranty Information 3 years with 3 years 24 hour swap program.
Internal/External Internal
Tape Format Tape - Sony Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT)
System Type Apple Macintosh|Linux|PC
Form Factor Width 3.5 in
Interface Type Wide Ultra SCSI
URL http://www.storagebysony.com/products/productmain.asp?id=137
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