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LIB-162 AIT-5 2U Library, OEM Model
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Storage device which contains one or more tape drive, a number of slots to hold tape cartridges, a barcode reader to identify tape cartridges and an automated method for loading tapes. A tape library with one drive is known as an auto loader.
tape auto loaders & libraries
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Included since: 07 Oct 2006
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Info modified on: 10 Dec 2015 12:05:17
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Long product name Sony LIB-162 AIT-5 2U Library, OEM Model:
The short editorial description of Sony LIB-162 AIT-5 2U Library, OEM Model
LIB-162 AIT-5 2U Library, OEM Model

Marketing text Sony LIB-162 AIT-5 2U Library, OEM Model

The official marketing text of Sony LIB-162 AIT-5 2U Library, OEM Model as supplied by the manufacturer
Sony's LIB-162 OEM AIT libraries provide a range of capacities within a compact, 2U rack mountable design. Memory-in-Cassette (MIC) provides fast file access and an optional second drive further increases performance. An LCD display, browser-based management, and barcode reader provide ease of use. And, WORM functionality provides added data security.

Key Features
Capacity: The unique 16-cartridge internal carousel configuration of the LIB-162/A5 OB provides up to 6.40 TB native, 16.64 TB compressed1

Performance: Transfer rates up to 172.80 GB/hr native (when using two AIT-5 drives).

Compact Design: Low profile 2U design is ideally suited for rack mount environments and data centers.

MIC Chip: Memory-In-Cassette (MIC) allows fast access to data, and the dual-reel cartridge design reduces media load/unload time, ideal for archiving and near line storage.

Ease-of-Use: User-friendly set up and operation, including remote monitoring through backup server offers flexible management of unattended backup.

WORM: Write-Once, Read-Many (WORM) functionality provides enhanced data security by reducing the likelihood that recorded data will be maliciously or inadvertently erased, overwritten, or altered.

Durability: Advanced Metal Evaporated (AME) media and automated Super Head Cleaner™ mechanism reduces wear-and-tear and the need for periodic cleaning.

Reliability: With an MTBF of 400,000 Power On Hours (100% duty cycle) and greater than 1,000,000 cycles MSBF, the LIB-162/A5 OB can provide years of trouble-free operation.
Short summary description Sony LIB-162 AIT-5 2U Library, OEM Model:
This short summary of the Sony LIB-162 AIT-5 2U Library, OEM Model data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony LIB-162 AIT-5 2U Library, OEM Model, 430 x 88 x 680 mm, AC100-240V, 2U, 10 - 35 °C, -40 - 60 °C
Long summary description Sony LIB-162 AIT-5 2U Library, OEM Model:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony LIB-162 AIT-5 2U Library, OEM Model based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Sony LIB-162 AIT-5 2U Library, OEM Model. Native capacity: 6000 GB, Compressed capacity: 16400 GB, Drive device, buffer size: 96 MB. Burst transfer rate: 160 MB/s. Form factor: 2U. Power requirements: AC100-240V, Power consumption (typical): 120 W. Dimensions (WxDxH): 430 x 88 x 680 mm, Weight: 17.8 kg
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Native capacity*
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
6000 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.
16400 GB
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
96 MB
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
Statistical model used to indicate product/mechanism reliability; expressed in hours and percentage of duty cycle. This number (in hours) does not indicate the mean time before failure for a single unit/mechanism.
400000 h
Data transmission
Burst transfer rate
160 MB/s
Form factor*
The shape or design of the product.
Power requirements
Power consumption (typical)
Amount of power consumed by this model, often expressed in watts (W). Typical values that manufacturers give are power consumption when off, standby/suspended mode, typical use, maximum usage.
120 W
Operational conditions
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-40 - 60°C
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
10 - 35°C
Weight & dimensions
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
430 x 88 x 680 mm
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
17.8 kg
Other features
Undetected error rate
Description of the undetected error rate
Sustained data rate
24 MB/s
Seek time
Time necessary to find data on medium.
14 s
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing)
Range of relative humidity (non-condensing) in which a non-operating product can be stored.
20 - 80%