Imation 11864 4/8GB SLR-MLR Tape Drive
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11864 SLR-MLR 5 4/8 Gigabytes (GB) Tape Drive 5.25 Inch Cartridge | Made by Imation | New Bulk Pack
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Product Overview of the Imation SLR5 Tape Drive

The Imation SLR5 Tape Drive is a high-performance, reliable data storage solution that utilizes 4/8GB Cartridge Tape technology. This tape drive is designed for use in a variety of environments, including small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise-level organizations. The Imation SLR5 Tape Drive is known for its high storage capacity, fast data transfer speeds, and durable design. It is an ideal solution for long-term data archiving and disaster recovery. The Imation SLR5 Tape Drive is also easy to install and maintain, making it a cost-effective option for data storage.

Technology Behind Imation 11864 SLR-MLR

  • Understanding the technology behind the Imation 11864 sheds light on its performance and efficiency. This tape drive employs the SLR-MLR technology, which stands for Scalable Linear Recording - Modified Linear Recording.
  • Scalable Linear Recording (SLR): SLR technology is known for its scalable nature, allowing users to adapt the storage capacity based on their needs. It achieves this scalability through varying track densities, accommodating different storage requirements without changing the physical format of the tape media.
  • Modified Linear Recording (MLR): MLR is a modification that enhances the linear recording technology, improving data density and reliability. This modification optimizes the recording process, leading to higher data transfer rates and increased storage efficiency.

Use Cases

  • The Imation 11864 SLR-MLR Tape Drive finds applications in diverse scenarios due to its reliable performance and scalable capacity.
  • Data Backup and Archiving: With its substantial 5/8 GB capacity, the Imation 11864 is well-suited for data backup and archiving purposes. Businesses dealing with large volumes of critical data can rely on this tape drive to safeguard their information.
  • Server Environments: In server environments where data integrity and reliability are paramount, the Imation 11864 stands out. Its robust design and scalable recording technology make it a valuable asset for servers requiring consistent and secure data storage.

Advantages of Imation 11864 SLR-MLR Tape Drive

Several advantages make the Imation 11864 a compelling choice in the realm of tape drives.

  • Long-Term Reliability: Tape drives are renowned for their long-term reliability, and the Imation 11864 is no exception. The tape-based storage ensures data integrity over extended periods, making it suitable for archival purposes.
  • Cost-Effective Storage: In comparison to some other storage solutions, tape drives often offer a cost-effective option for large-scale data storage. The Imation 11864's scalability adds to this cost efficiency, allowing users to expand their storage capacity without significant infrastructure changes.
  • Energy Efficiency: Tape drives are generally more energy-efficient compared to some disk-based storage solutions. The Imation 11864 contributes to energy savings, making it an environmentally friendly option for those conscious of their carbon footprint.

Specifications of the 4/8GB Cartridge Tape Drive

The Imation SLR5 4/8GB Cartridge Tape Drive has the following technical specifications:

  • Capacity: 4GB (compressed) or 8GB (compressed) per cartridge
  • Data transfer rate: Up to 3.2MB/s (compressed)
  • Tape format: SLR5
  • Interface: SCSI-2 or SCSI-3
  • Recording format: DDS-4, DDS-3 and DDS-3 DC
  • Media compatibility: SLR5 cartridges
  • Operating systems compatibility: Windows, Linux, MacOS, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, and Tru64
  • Power consumption: 20W (operating), 10W (idle)
  • Dimensions: 6.2 x 7.9 x 1.7 inches (15.7 x 20.1 x 4.3 cm)
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
  • Operating temperature: 50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C)
  • Operating humidity: 20% to 80% (non-condensing)

Compatibility and interoperability of the Imation SLR5 Tape Drive

  • The Imation SLR5 Tape Drive is compatible with a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, MacOS, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, and Tru64. This allows the tape drive to be used in a wide range of environments and with a variety of different servers and workstations.
  • The Imation SLR5 Tape Drive is also designed to be interoperable with other tape drives and data storage devices, including autoloaders and libraries. This allows it to be integrated into existing data storage infrastructure, making it easy to expand storage capacity as needed.
  • The Imation SLR5 Tape Drive is also compatible with a variety of backup software, including Symantec Backup Exec, HP Data Protector, and CA ARCserve Backup. This allows users to easily schedule and manage backups, as well as perform restore operations if needed.
  • In terms of compatibility of media, the Imation SLR5 Tape Drive only accepts SLR5 cartridges, it is not compatible with other formats such as LTO, DLT, or AIT.

General Information about the Imation 11864

  • Manufacturer: Imation
  • Model Number or SKU# 11864
  • Product Type: 4-8GB SLR-MLR
  • Product Name: Tape Drive

Technical Information

  • Native Storage Capacity: When we talk about "Native Storage Capacity," we're referring to the amount of data that the storage device can hold on its own. In this case, the capacity is 4GB. This means the device can store 4 gigabytes of data. To put it simply, it's like having a digital drawer that can hold up to 4 billion characters, numbers, or other types of information.
  • Tape Length: In the context of data storage, the longer the tape, the more information it can hold. It's like having a longer bookmark in a book – more space to mark important points. So, a 1500 ft tape provides a substantial length to store a significant amount of data.

In summary, the Imation 11864 SLR-MLR Tape Drive emerges as a reliable, scalable, and cost-effective solution for data storage. Its robust technology, coupled with a substantial 5/8 GB capacity, makes it suitable for various applications ranging from data backup to server environments. As the need for efficient and secure data storage continues to grow, the Imation 11864 stands tall as a dependable choice in the ever-evolving landscape of information management.

Product Condition:
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Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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