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Sony SDX 500 AIT2 8mm Tape Drive

sony_sdx500_tape_driveSony’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
Model SDX-500

100 GB compressed, 50 GB native

Transfer Rate (sustained) 40 MB / sec.
Access Time Less than 27 s
Interface 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
Weight 1 lb. 11.5 oz., 780 g
Power Requirement DC 5V ± 5%
DC 12V ± 5%
MTBF 300,000 POH (60% duty cycle)
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