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Product name:
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Article code :
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Category :
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: 27 Jun 2005
The date Icecat noticed for the first time that this product was included in the price list of a channel partner
Info modified on: 23 Feb 2011 17:39:04
The date of the most recent change of the data-sheet in Icecat's system
Product views: 10651
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Long product name Sony LIB-81/A3:
The short editorial description of Sony LIB-81/A3
AIT-3 Tape Library, 8 Tape Cartridge with up to 2.08 TB Capacity, 1 AIT-3 Tape Drive

Marketing text Sony LIB-81/A3

The official marketing text of Sony LIB-81/A3 as supplied by the manufacturer
At the top of Sony's 81-series automated tape library line is the Sony LIB-81/A3. Still only 1U high, this model houses one AIT-3 tape drive to offer a whopping 2.08 TB of data storage capacity. Data transfer speed is also increased, clocking in at a blazing 86.4 GB/hour.

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Up to 2.08 TB capacity (2.6:1 compression)
Robotics rated for greater than 1,000,000 cartridge changes
Unique 8 slot internal carousel configuration
Transfer rate up to 86.4 GB per hour (2.6:1 compression) with one AIT-3 drive
Low profile 1U height ideally suited for rack mount environment
Leading storage density design per cubic foot
Sony's MIC technology allows fast access to data
User-friendly set up and operation for unattended backup
Short summary description Sony LIB-81/A3:
This short summary of the Sony LIB-81/A3 data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony LIB-81/A3, 20 - 80%, 5 - 35 °C, -40 - 70 °C
Long summary description Sony LIB-81/A3:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony LIB-81/A3 based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Sony LIB-81/A3. Native capacity: 800 GB, Drive device, buffer size: 18 MB. Backup rate native performance: 43.2 GB/h, Backup rate compressed performance: 86.4 GB/h, Burst transfer rate: 160 MB/s
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Native capacity*
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
800 GB
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
18 MB
Data Transmission
Backup rate native performance
43.2 GB/h
Backup rate compressed performance
86.4 GB/h
Data Transmission
Burst transfer rate
160 MB/s
Operational Conditions
Storage temperature range (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-40 - 70°C
Operating relative humidity range
20 - 80%
Operating temperature range (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 35°C
Article code
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Sony LIB-81/A2
Sony LIB-81/A2
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