Sony soldiers on with AIT-5 tape drive

Barrett, Alex
September 2006
Storage Magazine;Sep2006 Special Issue, Vol. 5 Issue 8, p14
The article provides information on the AIT-5 super drive from Sony Electronics. The drive is capable on a compressed cartridge with 400 gigabit native and approximately 62 megabit per second. The main selling point of AIT-5 is compared based on its size. The 8 millimeter format drive can fit in a 3.5-inch drive bay. Sony claimed that AIT-5 has other competitive advantages. The efforts of Sony to develop tape products was futile. However, the dominance of high-density libraries is pronounced to reach more than 90%.


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