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Exabyte 8700LT 8mm Tape Drive

8700LT Tape DriveThe economical, entry-level Exabyte 8700LT tape drive provides high-capacity, high-reliability backup in an 8mm tape format.

Consistently reliable, compatible and economical, the Exabyte 8700LT integrates easily into virtually any system architecture. Exabyte has shipped more 8mm tape drives than any other company and today the installed base of Exabyte tape drives and libraries exceeds one million units.

Exabyte 8700LT Tape Drive Specifications
Capacity 10 GB, compressed
5 GB, uncompressed
Performance Transfer rate, sustained:
   1 MB per second, compressed
   .5 MB per second, uncompressed
Transfer rate, burst:
   2.5 MB per second, asynchronous
   5 MB per second, synchronous
Search rate:
   39 MB per second, compressed
   19 MB per second, uncompressed


SCSI-2, embedded

Buffer size

1 MB

Data Integrity

BER < 1 in 1017
Reed-Solomon ECC
Onboard error recovery


MTBF: 160,000 hours
Read-after-write verification
Recording Method 8mm helical scan
Read and Write Formats Read and write: 8500 and 8500c series
Read: 8200 series
Environmental Operating temperature:
   10 ° C to 40 ° C (50 ° F to 104 ° F)
Nonoperating temperature:
   – 40 ° C to 60 ° C (-40° F to 140 ° F)
Relative humidity, noncondensing, operating:
   20% to 80%
Power    Universal auto-switching
   (90/240 VAC)

Dimensions (HxWxD)

   2.5 in. x 6.3 in. x 9.8 in.
   6.3 cm x 15.9 cm x 24.8 cm
Shipping package:
   8.1 in. x 10.5 in. x 13.4 in.
   20.6 cm x 26.7 cm x 34.0 cm


   1.9 lbs./.85 kg.
Shipping weight:
   6.5 lbs./2.9 kg

Agency Certifications

* Compressed specifications assume a 2:1 compression ratio. Compression capacity and throughput will vary dependent upon type of data. All specifications are subject to change without notice.
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