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VXA320 160/320GB Tape Drive
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Tape drives are a cost-effective solution for backing up all your important data when high speed is not required.
tape drives
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Included since: 29 Apr 2006
The date Icecat noticed for the first time that this product was included in the price list of a channel partner
Info modified on: 21 Dec 2015 23:26:46
The date of the most recent change of this product data-sheet in Icecat.
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Warranty: One year Customer Replaceable Unit.
Long product name IBM VXA320 160/320GB Tape Drive:
The short editorial description of IBM VXA320 160/320GB Tape Drive
VXA320 160/320GB Tape Drive

Marketing text IBM VXA320 160/320GB Tape Drive

The official marketing text of IBM VXA320 160/320GB Tape Drive as supplied by the manufacturer
The new VXA-320 Tape Drive Option offers a cost-effective solution for IBM eServer xSeries server customers looking for an efficient, low-cost tape product. This single drive tape has up to 160 GB drive capacity, up to 320 GB in compression mode. This VXA tape drive complements the IBM eServer xSeries server line.

This tape drive is a reliable tape unit that can be installed internally in a supported server or externally using a supported 4559 tape enclosure. This tape drive supports Ultra160 low-voltage differential (LVD) SCSI connections of up to 160 MB/s. It delivers convenience and ease-of-use features, while supporting high-speed tape backup and up to 320 GB of data storage in compressed mode.
Short summary description IBM VXA320 160/320GB Tape Drive:
This short summary of the IBM VXA320 160/320GB Tape Drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
IBM VXA320 160/320GB Tape Drive, 5.25" x 1/2H, Ultra160 SCSI, VXA, 2:1, VXA-2, VXA-3, Novell NetWare, SCO Unix, Linux, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Long summary description IBM VXA320 160/320GB Tape Drive:
This is an auto-generated long summary of IBM VXA320 160/320GB Tape Drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
IBM VXA320 160/320GB Tape Drive. Type: VXA, Compression ratio: 2:1, Interface: Ultra160 SCSI. Native capacity: 160 GB, Compressed capacity: 320 GB, Media types supported: VXA-2, VXA-3. Sustained data transfer rate (compressed): 24 MB/s, Sustained data transfer rate (native): 12 MB/s. Form factor: 5.25" x 1/2H
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Compression ratio*
The ratio between the uncompressed file size and compressed size. Thus a representation that compresses a 10MB file to 2MB has a compression ratio of 10/2 = 5, often notated as an explicit ratio, 5:1 (read "five" to "one"), or as an implicit ratio, 5/1.
Characteristics of the device.
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
Ultra160 SCSI
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Novell NetWare, SCO Unix, Linux, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Native capacity*
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
160 GB
Compressed capacity*
The maximum storage capacity of a storage medium when applying data compression. Usually measured in bytes e.g. gigabytes (GB). Sometimes the conditions are mentioned for reaching the maximum capacity mentioned, like tape length, the number of storage units, or the type of storage equipment/medium.
320 GB
Media types supported
The types of media which can be used with this product.
VXA-2, VXA-3
Data transmission
Sustained data transfer rate (native)
12 MB/s
Sustained data transfer rate (compressed)
24 MB/s
Internal *
The product is built in.
Form factor
The shape or design of the product.
5.25" x 1/2H