Sony SDX 500 AIT2 8mm Tape Drive
Sony’s AIT (Advanced Intelligent Tape™) technology is the latest in a long line of innovative tape solutions developed and brought to market by Sony. Sony’s AIT drives are setting new standards for reliability, capacity and performance in today’s most demanding environments.
Sony AIT-2 tape drives deliver up to 100 GB capacity (with 2:1 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.
AIT-2 Key Features:
- Backward read and write compatibility to AIT-1 and 50 GB native capacity in the same 3.5" form factor.
- Unique "Memory-In-Cassette" (MIC) feature enhances data management and significantly decreases load time.
- Offers perfect fit for small business and mid-range server applications.
- Reduced periodic maintenance through Sony’s Active Head Cleaner mechanism, activated automatically by the drive mechanism when tape errors approach a certain threshold
|Sony AIT-2 Tape Drive Specifications
100 GB compressed, 50 GB native
|Transfer Rate (sustained)
||40 MB / sec.
||Less than 27 s
||Ultra Wide SCSI
Single-ended / Low Voltage Differential
|Dimensions (W x H x D)
||4 x 1.62 x 6.1 in.
101.6 x 41.3 x 155 mm
||1 lb. 11.5 oz., 780 g
||DC 5V ± 5%
DC 12V ± 5%
||300,000 POH (60% duty cycle)