Sony Adds SATA Interface to Its AIT Turbo Line

Sony Electronics is one of the first tape drive manufacturers to offer a range of tape drives that support the Serial Advanced Technology Architecture (SATA) interface. Adding SATA connectivity extends the versatility and value of its Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT) Turbo drives with new AIT-1 Turbo and AIT-2 Turbo.

SATA AIT Turbo drives offer a range of capacity and performance options. AIT-2 Turbo drives feature an 80GB native storage capacity (208GB using 2.6:1 compression) and a fast 12MB/second sustained native transfer rate. AIT-1 Turbo delivers a 40GB native storage capacity (104GB compressed) with a 6MB/second sustained native transfer rate. In addition, the thin SATA cables create an interface that is easy to implement into existing network infrastructures. AIT-2 Turbo drives also offer WORM capability, allowing small to mid-size companies to easily deploy best practices to assist them in their compliance efforts.

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