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Freecom TapeWare AIT -260i tape drive Internal 20 GB

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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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Long product name Freecom TapeWare AIT -260i tape drive Internal 20 GB :
The short editorial description of Freecom TapeWare AIT -260i tape drive Internal 20 GB

AIT-260i Internal Kit 5,63.5 cm (25") HH ATAPI, AIT-E Turbo, 20-52GB
Freecom TapeWare AIT -260i tape drive Internal 20 GB:
The official marketing text of Freecom TapeWare AIT -260i tape drive Internal 20 GB as supplied by the manufacturer

High capacity, high performance
This model available with 52 GB using compact 8mm data cartridges. Helical scan technology increases data recording density, while offering fast data transfer rates of up to 15.6 MB/s (2.6:1 compression).

ATAPI Interface
With an industry standard ATAPI interface, TapeWare AIT drives can be easily installed in most standard computer systems.

High reliability
Freecom TapeWare AIT tape drives incorporate a redesigned head geometry, reducing head/tape pressure and delivering up to 50,000 hours of head life. The built-in Super Head CleanerTM mechanism results in an industry leading MTBF rating of 300,000 POH (100% duty cycle).

Reduced periodic maintenance
TapeWare AIT drives use Advanced Metal Evaporated (AME) media, which conains pure evaporated cobalt and is sealed with a super-durable Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating. In addition, AIT drives incorporate a Super Head Cleaner mechanism that is activated automatically when tape errors approach a certain threshold. Together, the AME media and Super Head CleanerTM mechanism result in extraordinary reliability and virtually eliminate the need for periodic cleaning.

- White & Black Frontbezel;
- TapeWare XE Software.

Short summary description Freecom TapeWare AIT -260i tape drive Internal 20 GB:
This short summary of the Freecom TapeWare AIT -260i tape drive Internal 20 GB data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.

Freecom TapeWare AIT TapeWare AIT-260i, AIT, 2.6:1, ATA, ATAPI-5, Plug-in, Black,White, 27000 ms

Long summary description Freecom TapeWare AIT -260i tape drive Internal 20 GB:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Freecom TapeWare AIT -260i tape drive Internal 20 GB based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

Freecom TapeWare AIT-260i, TapeWare AIT. Type: AIT, Compression ratio: 2.6:1, Interface: ATA, ATAPI-5. Native capacity: 20 GB, Compressed capacity: 52 GB, Drive device, buffer size: 10 MB. Burst transfer rate: 66 MB/s, Drive device speed: 6400 RPM. Power requirements: +12/+5V DC, Power consumption (typical): 12 W. Weight: 27 oz (765 g)

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Type *
Compression ratio *
Interface *
Form factor
Product color
Access time
27000 ms
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
300000 h
Tape durability
30000 pass(es)
Read/write head life
50000 h
Native capacity *
20 GB
Compressed capacity *
52 GB
Drive device, buffer size
10 MB
Media types supported
Recording density
116 kbit/inch
Data transmission
Burst transfer rate
66 MB/s
Drive device speed
6400 RPM
Power requirements
+12/+5V DC
Power consumption (typical)
12 W
Operational conditions
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
20 - 80%
Operating temperature (T-T)
5 - 40 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
-40 - 70 °C
Weight & dimensions
27 oz (765 g)
Packaging content
Bundled software
TapeWare XE Software
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
5.75 x 6.1 x 1.62" (146 x 155 x 41.2 mm)
Sustained data rate
15.6 MB/s
Customer service details