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S-AIT1 Internal Drive - FC
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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: 28 Apr 2006
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Info modified on: 21 Dec 2015 23:26:46
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Long product name Sony S-AIT1 Internal Drive - FC:
The short editorial description of Sony S-AIT1 Internal Drive - FC
SAITi1300FSEU - S-AIT1 Internal Drive - FC

Marketing text Sony S-AIT1 Internal Drive - FC

The official marketing text of Sony S-AIT1 Internal Drive - FC as supplied by the manufacturer
Developed specifically to address the high speed, high volume requirements of backup systems for business critical data applications, the S-AIT1 drive delivers an incredible 500 GB capacity and is the first tape drive to break through the 1TB barrier (1.3TB compressed*) in an industry standard 5.25" form factor.
What’s more, the S-AIT1 drive can store, access and manage data faster than ever before. With an impressive transfer rate of up to 78MB/s* (30MB/s uncompressed), valuable time saved can be used to concentrate on other, more important tasks at hand.
The S-AIT1 internal drive is suitable for installation into pedestal & rackmount servers that can accommodate a full height (5.25 inch) device**. Installation is also possible into external rack mount tape drive enclosures or a custom-built drive housing**. Check Sony’s server compatibility for full details.

* Based upon 2.6 to 1 compression
** Due to the length (~300mm) the drive cannot fit into all server chassis or enclosures, so please check prior to purchase
Short summary description Sony S-AIT1 Internal Drive - FC:
This short summary of the Sony S-AIT1 Internal Drive - FC data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony S-AIT1 Internal Drive - FC, AC100V-240V ±10%, 50/60Hz, Fibre Channel, AIT, 2.6:1, 20 - 80%, 5 - 35 °C
Long summary description Sony S-AIT1 Internal Drive - FC:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony S-AIT1 Internal Drive - FC based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Sony S-AIT1 Internal Drive - FC. Type: AIT, Compression ratio: 2.6:1, Interface: Fibre Channel. Native capacity: 500 GB, Compressed capacity: 1300 GB, Drive device, buffer size: 72 MB. Sustained data transfer rate (compressed): 78 MB/s, Sustained data transfer rate (native): 30 MB/s. Certification: FCC/IC/EMC Directive (CE mark)/EMC FRAMEWORK/VCCI. Power requirements: AC100V-240V ±10%, 50/60Hz, Power consumption (typical): 29 W
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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.
Fibre Channel
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.
500000 h
Native capacity*
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
500 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.
1300 GB
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
72 MB
Data transmission
Sustained data transfer rate (compressed)
78 MB/s
Sustained data transfer rate (native)
30 MB/s
Internal *
The product is built in.
Power requirements
AC100V-240V ±10%, 50/60Hz
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.
29 W
Operational conditions
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
20 - 80%
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 35°C
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.
3.75 kg
Other features
Data compression
ALDC (Adaptive Lossless Data Compression)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
146 x 330 x 82.55 mm
Product code
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Sony S-AIT1 Internal Drive - SCSI
Sony S-AIT1 Internal Drive - SCSI
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