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StorStation AIT-E Turbo 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: 04 Nov 2005
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Info modified on: 21 Dec 2015 23:32:46
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Long product name Sony StorStation AIT-E Turbo tape drive:
The short editorial description of Sony StorStation AIT-E Turbo tape drive
The StorStation AIT-E Turbo tape drive offers the same capacity, but higher performance and better reliability than DAT40 drives.

Marketing text Sony StorStation AIT-E Turbo tape drive

The official marketing text of Sony StorStation AIT-E Turbo tape drive as supplied by the manufacturer
The AIT-E Turbo drives provide higher performance, higher capacity and higher reliability than DAT40 but cost less.
Turbos are the fastest in their class. With a native transfer rate of 21.6GB/h, they can fill a 20GB cassette in less than an hour. That means they’re twice as fast as DAT40 with the same capacity, at a lower price point.
Because they’re part of the proven AIT family, Turbo has all the great qualities you’d expect: things like assured compatibility with major vendor servers, and with higher capacity AIT Turbo generations.
Compared to DAT40, AIT Turbo proven technology gives them more than 7.5 times the reliability: 300,000 hours Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), compared to just 36,000. You won’t find a more reliable drive in its class.
Short summary description Sony StorStation AIT-E Turbo tape drive:
This short summary of the Sony StorStation AIT-E Turbo tape drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony StorStation AIT-E Turbo tape drive, ATA/ATAPI (Ultra ATA100), AIT, 2.6:1, 20 - 80%, 5 - 40 °C, 198 x 246 x 64.5 mm
Long summary description Sony StorStation AIT-E Turbo tape drive:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony StorStation AIT-E Turbo tape drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Sony StorStation AIT-E Turbo tape drive. Type: AIT, Compression ratio: 2.6:1, Interface: ATA/ATAPI (Ultra ATA100). Native capacity: 20 GB, Compressed capacity: 52 GB. Sustained data transfer rate (native): 6 MB/s. Power consumption (typical): 7 W. Weight: 970 g
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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.
ATA/ATAPI (Ultra ATA100)
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.
300000 h
Read/write head life
50000 h
Native capacity*
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
20 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.
52 GB
Data transmission
Sustained data transfer rate (native)
6 MB/s
Internal *
The product is built in.
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.
7 W
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 40°C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
20 - 80%
Weight & dimensions
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.
970 g
Other features
Data compression
ALDC (Adaptive Lossless Data Compression)
Buffer size
The buffer is a temporary memory area in which data is stored while it is being processed or transferred, especially one used while streaming video or downloading audio. The buffer size is usually measured in MB (megabytes) or KB (kilobytes).
12000 KB
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
198 x 246 x 64.5 mm