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The general trademark of a manufacturer by which the consumer knows its products. A manufacturer can have multiple brand names. Some manufacturers license their brand names to other producers.
Product name:
Product name is a brand's identification of a product, often a model name, but not totally unique as it can include some product variants. Product name is a key part of the Icecat product title on a product data-sheet.
GoVault Drive
Product code :
The brand's unique identifier for a product. Multiple product codes can be mapped to one mother product data-sheet if the specifications are identical. We map away wrong codes or sometimes logistic variants.
Category :
Tape drives are a cost-effective solution for backing up all your important data when high speed is not required.
tape drives
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Included since: 21 Jun 2006
The date Icecat noticed for the first time that this product was included in the price list of a channel partner
Info modified on: 21 Dec 2015 23:26:13
The date of the most recent change of this product data-sheet in Icecat.
Product views: 17704
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Long product name IBM GoVault Drive:
The short editorial description of IBM GoVault Drive
GoVault Drive

Marketing text IBM GoVault Drive

The official marketing text of IBM GoVault Drive as supplied by the manufacturer
The IBM GoVault Drive provides a highly reliable backup solution to help ensure your network system’s availability. The unit can help provide the power, control and high availability required to run your business-critical applications and protect the heart of your network.

Small, flexible and compatible

This IBM solution helps provide affordable data storage protection that is simple to use, easy to organize and is small enough for real-life handling.

The innovative GoVault cartridge is secure, removable and has all the flexibility of removable media in a fast, tough, disk solution. It is available in capacities up to 80GB and is read/write compatible and interchangeable with any GoVault dock. With typical transfer rates up to 34MBps, performance isn't compromised for convenience and flexibility. The GoVault solution is compatible with all Windows operating systems and is certified by most major backup software packages. The intelligent dock is installed into a standard 5.25" server or desktop bay. The 3.4-ounce removable cartridge features a tough shell and a tamper-evident screw assembly. The cartridge is constructed to withstand falls up to one meter — helping ensure the safety of your network.

Simple to install, easy to use

The IBM GoVault Drive makes backup easy. Utilizing the industry-standard SATA interface, the unit has been successfully tested with IBM motherboards and SATA Host Bus Adapters (HBA). The IBM GoVault Drive can be used as a traditional removable media backup device, similar to a tape drive, by using Windows backup software or any GoVault tested backup software solution. It can also work as a traditional HDD—with drag and drop data simplicity. GoVault dock intelligent innovation helps protect data from user-interrupted errors—a safe-eject feature allows removal of the cartridge only after read and write activities have stopped.

Simplify operations

Each GoVault solution includes intelligent GoVault system software. The GoVault dock combined with the GoVault system software provide tools that can work in the background of the Windows operating system to help monitor and maintain optimum performance and protection.

GoVault system software will automatically set transfer ratesbetween the IBM GoVault drive and the host system to Direct Memory Access (DMA) operation. DMA allows certain hardware subsystems within a computer to access system memory for reading and/or writing independently of the CPU. GoVault system software can monitor the condition and usage of both the cartridge and dock to help ensure data reliability and retrievability. Cartridges can be password protected to prevent unauthorized access.
Short summary description IBM GoVault Drive:
This short summary of the IBM GoVault Drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
IBM GoVault Drive, 5.25", Serial ATA II, GoVault, 102 x 167 x 41.3 mm
Long summary description IBM GoVault Drive:
This is an auto-generated long summary of IBM GoVault Drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
IBM GoVault Drive. Type: GoVault, Interface: Serial ATA II. Native capacity: 80 GB. Sustained data transfer rate (native): 34 MB/s. Form factor: 5.25". Power consumption (typical): 6 W
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Compression ratio*
The ratio between the uncompressed file size and compressed size. Thus a representation that compresses a 10MB file to 2MB has a compression ratio of 10/2 = 5, often notated as an explicit ratio, 5:1 (read "five" to "one"), or as an implicit ratio, 5/1.
Characteristics of the device.
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
Serial ATA II
Native capacity*
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
80 GB
Data transmission
Sustained data transfer rate (native)
34 MB/s
Internal *
The product is built in.
Form factor
The shape or design of the product.
Power consumption (typical)
Amount of power consumed by this model, often expressed in watts (W). Typical values that manufacturers give are power consumption when off, standby/suspended mode, typical use, maximum usage.
6 W
Weight & dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
500 g
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
102 x 167 x 41.3 mm