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Freecom TapeWare AIT -550i Internal 80GB tape drive

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TapeWare AIT
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TapeWare AIT-550i
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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 -550i Internal 80GB tape drive :
The short editorial description of Freecom TapeWare AIT -550i Internal 80GB tape drive

TapeWare AIT-550i Internal Kit 5.25" HH LVD-SCSI, AIT-2 Turbo, 80-208GB

Freecom TapeWare AIT -550i Internal 80GB tape drive:
The official marketing text of Freecom TapeWare AIT -550i Internal 80GB tape drive as supplied by the manufacturer
High capacity, high performance
This model available with 208 GB capacity (with 2.6:1 compression) using compact 8mm data cartridges. Helical scan technology increases data recording density, while offering fast data transfer rates of up to 31,2 MB/s (2.6:1 compression).

LVD-SCSI Interface
With an industry standard LVD-SCSI 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 Cleaner 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 Cleaner mechanism result in extraordinary reliability and virtually eliminate the need for periodic cleaning.
Short summary description Freecom TapeWare AIT -550i Internal 80GB tape drive:
This short summary of the Freecom TapeWare AIT -550i Internal 80GB tape drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Freecom TapeWare AIT TapeWare AIT-550i, 14000 ms, Ultra 160 SCSI LVD/SE, 300000 h, 30000 pass(es), 50000 h, 80 GB
Long summary description Freecom TapeWare AIT -550i Internal 80GB tape drive :

Freecom TapeWare AIT-550i, TapeWare AIT. Access time: 14000 ms, Interface: Ultra 160 SCSI LVD/SE, Mean time between failures (MTBF): 300000 h. Native capacity: 80 GB, Compressed capacity: 208 GB, Drive device, buffer size: 32 MB. Burst transfer rate: 100 MB/s, Drive device speed: 6400 RPM. Form factor: 5.25" x 1/2H, Color of product: Black. Power requirements: +5V, +12V, Power consumption (typical): 12 W

This is an auto-generated long summary of Freecom TapeWare AIT -550i Internal 80GB tape drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Access time
14000 ms
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.
Ultra 160 SCSI LVD/SE
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
Tape durability
30000 pass(es)
Read/write head life
50000 h
Native capacity *
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
80 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.
208 GB
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
32 MB
Media types supported
The types of media which can be used with this product.
AIT-Turbo E, AIT-1, AIT-1Turbo, AIT-2, AIT-2Turbo
Recording density
The density of written data
167 kbit/inch
Data transmission
Burst transfer rate
100 MB/s
Drive device speed
6400 RPM
Internal *
The product is built in.
Form factor
The shape or design of the product.
5.25" x 1/2H
Color of product
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Power requirements
+5V, +12V
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.
12 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 - 40 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-40 - 70 °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.
27 oz (765 g)
Packaging content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
TapeWare XE
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
5.75 x 6.1 x 1.62" (146 x 155 x 41.2 mm)
Data compression
Search speed performance
160 ips
Sustained data rate
12 MB/s
Load time for storage medium
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