AIT-3Ex Internal Drive, 13.335 cm (5.25 ") HH, SCSI (Black / White bezel included)
Once you make a decision to use a tape technology, you need to be sure that your investment will be protected in the future with backwards compatibility of older media in new drives. AIT-3Ex is the perfect upgrade drive for any current AIT user! With backwards compatibility with all of the lower capacity generations of AIT (including the Turbo media), you can take confidence that your older tapes can be used as needed.
However, if you want to get the maximum benefit from AIT-3Ex, then start using the 150GB media and gain the high 18MB/s performance that the drive can offer. AIT-3Ex has been designed with past, but also future in mind. Not only will today’s AIT-4 drive support the new AIT-3Ex media , but also the forthcoming AIT-5 drives too.
As with all Sony StorStation AIT drives the models come with a hp Proliant server installation kit (internal model only), a bundled backup software package and 3 year Rapid Replacement warranty. The drives are equipped with a dust-protective bezel that ensures the reliability in harsh environments and are tested for compatibility with major vendor servers from hp, IBM, Dell and Fujitsu-Siemens.
Sony StorStation AITi390S drives, AIT, 2.6:1, Ultra 160 SCSI LVD/SE, 400000 h, 150 GB, 390 GB
Sony StorStation AITi390S drives. Type: AIT, Compression ratio: 2.6:1, Interface: Ultra 160 SCSI LVD/SE. Native capacity: 150 GB, Compressed capacity: 390 GB, Drive device, buffer size: 96 MB. Burst transfer rate: 160 MB/s, Sustained data transfer rate (compressed): 46.8 MB/s, Sustained data transfer rate (native): 18 MB/s. Power consumption (typical): 17 W