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AITE390SBK AIT-3Ex External Tape Backup 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 Jun 2006
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Info modified on: 17 Dec 2010 15:10:07
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Warranty: 3-year
Long product name Sony AITE390SBK AIT-3Ex External Tape Backup Drive:
The short editorial description of Sony AITE390SBK AIT-3Ex External Tape Backup Drive
AIT-3Ex external tape backup drive U160 SCSI, 390GB (2.6:1), 63GB/h.

Marketing text Sony AITE390SBK AIT-3Ex External Tape Backup Drive

The official marketing text of Sony AITE390SBK AIT-3Ex External Tape Backup Drive as supplied by the manufacturer
AIT-3Ex is the ideal upgrade drive for current AIT users. With backwards compatibility with all of the lower capacity generations of AIT (Read: AIT-E Turbo, AIT-1, AIT-1T, AIT-2; Read/Write: AIT-3, AIT-2T), you can upgrade with the confidence that you can still use your old AIT tapes.

Thanks to high capacity 150GB media and 18MB/s (63GB/h) performance, you don't have to compromise while keeping backward compatibility. Not only AIT-3Ex has been designed with previous AIT formats in mind but it's also ready for your next step. When your storage requirement grows beyond 150GB, AIT-3Ex tapes are compatible with AIT-4 and AIT-5 drives.

AIT-3Ex drives are tested for compatibility with servers from HP, IBM, Dell and Fujitsu-Siemens.

The WORM tape capability allows companies that require non-alterable media to gain up to a 20x cost advantage over other WORM optical and hard disk based technologies.

As with all Sony StorStation AIT products AIT-3Ex drives are bundled with backup software and 3 year Rapid Replacement warranty.

Key features:

Backwards compatible with all lower capacity AIT generations
The ideal upgrade for current AIT users - Read: AIT-E Turbo, AIT-1, AIT-1T, AIT-2; Read/Write: AIT-3, AIT-2T

150 GB native (uncompressed) capacity in a 3.5" form factor drive
The same size as a DAT drive, but with much greater capacity

The most reliable tape drive available
400,000 hrs @ 100% duty cycle MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure)

Backup 150GB of data in just under 2.5 hours
18 MB/s - very fast backup and restore

Dust protective bezel
Most reliable tape drive that which can work in dusty office environments

HP Proliant, IBM, Dell, Fujitsu Siemens server compatible
Hassle free installation for server integration.
Short summary description Sony AITE390SBK AIT-3Ex External Tape Backup Drive:
This short summary of the Sony AITE390SBK AIT-3Ex External Tape Backup Drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony AITE390SBK AIT-3Ex External Tape Backup Drive, Ultra 160 SCSI LVD/SE, AIT, 2.6:1
Long summary description Sony AITE390SBK AIT-3Ex External Tape Backup Drive:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony AITE390SBK AIT-3Ex External Tape Backup Drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Sony AITE390SBK AIT-3Ex External Tape Backup Drive. Type: AIT, Compression ratio: 2.6:1, Interface: Ultra 160 SCSI LVD/SE. Native capacity: 150 GB, Compressed capacity: 390 GB, Drive device, buffer size: 96 MB. Burst transfer rate: 160 MB/s, Drive device, transfer rate: 18 MB/s, Sustained data transfer rate (compressed): 46.8 MB/s
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Characteristics of the device.
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.
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.
Ultra 160 SCSI LVD/SE
Native capacity*
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
150 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.
390 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
Data transmission
Burst transfer rate
160 MB/s
Sustained data transfer rate (native)
18 MB/s
Drive device, transfer rate
18 MB/s
Sustained data transfer rate (compressed)
46.8 MB/s
Internal *
The product is built in.