Features and Specifications
The SDX-S300C Sony 25/50GB AIT External SCSI SE Tape Drive is a high-performance tape drive that is designed for use in a variety of data backup and archival applications. It features a number of advanced features and specifications that make it a reliable and versatile storage solution for businesses and organizations of all sizes.
One of the key features of the SDX-S300C is its high storage capacity. With the ability to store up to 25 or 50GB of data on a single tape cartridge, this tape drive is ideal for large-scale data backup and archival applications. Additionally, it features a fast data transfer rate of up to 12MB/s, which allows for quick and efficient data backup and recovery.
The SDX-S300C also features a durable and reliable design. It is built with a durable metal casing that is designed to withstand the rigors of everyday use, and it is also equipped with advanced error correction and data compression technologies that help to ensure data integrity and reliability.
Other key specifications of the SDX-S300C include its external SCSI SE interface, which allows for easy connectivity to a wide range of systems and devices, as well as its support for a variety of tape formats, including AIT-1, AIT-2, and AIT-3. Additionally, it is compatible with a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Performance and data transfer Speeds
The SDX-S300C Sony 25/50GB AIT External SCSI SE Tape Drive is a high-performance tape drive that is designed for data backup and archival purposes. It has a data transfer rate of 3.0MB/s and a native capacity of 25GB (compressed capacity of 50GB). The drive uses Sony's Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT) technology, which allows for fast data transfer speeds and high reliability.
The drive is equipped with a SCSI SE (single-ended) interface, which allows for a maximum transfer rate of 10MB/s. This interface is compatible with most SCSI-enabled computers and servers, making it easy to integrate into a wide range of systems.
The SDX-S300C also features a high-speed data compression algorithm that allows for faster data transfer speeds and increased storage capacity. This means that the drive can backup or archive more data in less time, making it ideal for large-scale data backup and archival operations.
Reliability and Durability
The SDX-S300C is a Sony AIT (Advanced Intelligent Tape) external SCSI SE (Single-Ended) tape drive that uses 25/50GB tapes. AIT tape drives are known for their high reliability and durability, thanks to features like the advanced servo system, which ensures accurate tape movement and improves data integrity, and the memory-in-cassette technology, which allows for faster data access and recovery. Additionally, the SDX-S300C tape drive has a mean time between failure (MTBF) of 300,000 power-on hours, which is a measure of the drive's reliability. In general, tape drives are considered to be very durable and long-lasting storage devices, and are often used for long-term data archiving and backup.
- Manufacturer: Sony
- MPN: SDX-S300C
- Type: Tape Drive
- Tape Drive Type: Tape Storage
- SKU: SDX-S300C
- Supported Tape Cartridges (Read and Write)AIT-1
- Recording Standard: AIT-1
- Data Transfer Rate (native):3 MBps (10.5 GBph)
- Data Transfer Rate (compressed)6 MBps (21.1 GBph)
- Average Seek / Access Time 27 sec
- Buffer Size: 4 MB
- Native Capacity: 25 GB
- Compressed Capacity: 50 GB
- Media Included; Qty 0
- Data Transfer Rate (GBph)10.5 GBph
- Data Transfer Rate (Compressed) (GBph)21.1 GBph
Dimensions & Weight
- Width : 4 Inch
- Depth : 6.97 Inch
- Height : 1.62 Inch
- Weight : 5 Lbs
About Refurbished Products
Media preservation has come a long way, and the methods of storing data over the years are ever-changing. However, one method had stood out since its invention in 1949; and that's tape storage. If you are looking for durability, low cost, longevity, energy efficiency, density, and scalability, then investing in tape storage is a smart move. Thanks to our vast collection of tape drive storage devices, you are all covered when this is what you need. Depending on your budget and storage needs, you can choose from categories including LTO - 5 Lib Expansion, LTO - 5 Rack Mount, LTO - 5 Library, LTO - 6 Library, LTO - 6 Rack Mount, LTO - 6 Lib Expansion, LTO - 6 Internal, LTO - 6 External, LTO - 6 Auto Loader, Magstar Internal, SDLT 220 External, SDLT 220 Internal, SDLT 320 External, SDLT 320 Loader, SDLT 320 Internal, SDLT 600 External, SDLT 600 Internal, SDLT 600 Loader, Storageworks Internal, Storageworks Library, Travan 10-20GB Internal, and Travan 20-40GB Internal. Tape drives present an excellent means to write data to storage and hold onto data for a couple of decades. They make an ideal medium for long-term storage and backups.
What is Tape Storage?
A tape drive is a storage device designed to store data on magnetic tape. It is primarily used for backup and archiving purposes. It functions like a tape recorder in recording data on a loop of a flexible celluloid-like medium that is readable and erasable. Tape drives operate in two ways. The first uses a linear tape technology where the heads never touch the tape or a regular helical scan where the playback and recording heads touch the tape.
Choosing a Tape Drive; Buying Guide
There are countless tape drives available on the market today; these few considerations will keep you on track when choosing one.
You'd want to go for a tape drive with the ability to complete a tape backup within your window of possibility. For instance, back up 400GB will call for a transfer rate of approximately 30GB/hour.
Tape drive manufacturers are always known to specify the drive's Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF). Check this vital information to measure the reliability of the drive. A typical example is the Travan tape drive with an MTBF of 370,000 hours at a 20% duty cycle, and running the drive longer will reduce its reliability. Depending on your needs, you can tell if this tape drive is the best or not.
A tape drive should have the capacity to store your backups, and well come at the right price. The price of the drive is a function of capacity and performance. There are continuous modifications in tape capacity; the largest capacity is always a high price. However, it would help if you considered how much value-for-money the tape drive will give you. Depending on your budget and needs, you may prefer capacity over performance and vice versa.
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