Description: SONY Internal SCSI Tape Drive Sony 50/100GB AIT-2 Ultra LVD/SE Internal Tape Drive
Part Number(s) Sony Part# SDX500C
Overview: 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 15.6 MB/s. 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). 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. 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. 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.