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AIT-5 Rackmount Library, 16 Slots
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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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Long product name Sony AIT-5 Rackmount Library, 16 Slots 6400GB tape auto loader/library:
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StorStation LIB162 Rackmount AIT Library

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Now available with AIT-5 inside!
With the release of the 5th generation, the Sony AIT format has reached its 10-year anniversary.
AIT-5 achieves the original Sony goal to introduce a new generation every 2 years; ensuring AIT is one of the only tape formats in the industry that has delivered against its published roadmap.

Integrate the new AIT-5 into a Sony LIB162 library and an incredible 6.4TB capacity is possible in only 2U size. With read & write backwards compatibility with AIT-3, AIT-3Ex and AIT-4 generations, AIT-5 also is the ideal drive for the current AIT user with fast growing data storage needs. And through the use of Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) media, AIT-5 also helps facilitate compliance with European data retention regulations too.

Optimise your rack space

Many offices now realise the benefits of the rack-mount environment. Streamlining IT equipment and integrating into 19” rack cabinets can regain valuable space for more effective business use. The compact design of the LIB162 ensures only the smallest amount of rack space is used enabling customers to maximum data storage benefit in the minimum occupied space

Easy management and maintenance

System set-up and monitoring can be carried out easily from a web browser on a client PC or from the front panel. The tape cartridges are controlled at high speed with supreme reliability thanks to the R-MIC reader installed by default in the AIT tape drives, facilitating faster recovery in the event of a system crash.

The LIB162 comes equipped with a hot swap function which enables the built-in tape drive to be installed and removed without stopping the system, ensuring replacement while the power to the server remains on. The tape drives can be replaced to upgrade the library to a new generation of the AIT format, for maintenance, or for system expansion by adding a second drive.
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Sony AIT-5 Rackmount Library, 16 Slots, 20 - 80%, 10 - 35 °C, 430 x 680 x 88 mm
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Sony AIT-5 Rackmount Library, 16 Slots. Dimensions (WxDxH): 430 x 680 x 88 mm
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Native capacity*
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
6400 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.
16600 GB
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
24 MB/s
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
10 - 35°C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
20 - 80%
Weight & dimensions
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
430 x 680 x 88 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.
19 kg