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Sony SDT 9000 Tape Drive


The Sony SDT-9000 is 60% faster than other DDS 3 drives with a compressed transfer rate of 2.4 MB per second. The SDT-9000 / DDS 3 tape drive can backup one gigabyte of information in less than 7 minutes.

The Sony SDT-9000 has a patented Super Head Cleaner that cleans the tape head during operation, improving performance by decreasing write errors. Flash memory allows for easy firmware updates. Fully compatible with DDS 1, DDS 2 and DDS 3 cartridges.

Key DDS 3 Features:

  • 24 GB capacity and 2.4 MB/s sustained data transfer rate (with 2:1 compression)
  • Sony Hyper Metal™ Head reduces error rate by up to 10 times over conventional ferrite MIG heads
  • Backward compatibility to DDS 2 and DDS 1 tape formats
  • Sony’s patented Super Head Cleaner™ mechanism reduces particle build-up on read/write heads
  • Integration bundle includes 5.25-inch bezel pre-installed, cleaning cartridge, 3.5-inch bezel, and user manual
Sony SDT-9000 / DDS 3 Tape Drive
Capacity 24.0 GB compressed, 12 GB native
Transfer Rate 1200 KB/sec (2400 KB/sec)
Interface SCSI-2
Size 4.00"w x 1 .62"h x 5.75"d
MTBF 200,000 hours (20% duty cycle)
Format DDS 3
(Numbers in parentheses are for compressed mode)
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