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AIT-3 External Drive, SCSI, Black
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AITE260SBK show
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Included since: 28 Jul 2006
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Info modified on: 21 Dec 2015 23:25:19
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Long product name Sony AIT-3 External Drive, SCSI, Black:
The short editorial description of Sony AIT-3 External Drive, SCSI, Black
AITe260SBK - AIT-3 External Drive, SCSI, Black

Marketing text Sony AIT-3 External Drive, SCSI, Black

The official marketing text of Sony AIT-3 External Drive, SCSI, Black as supplied by the manufacturer
Using AIT-3 technology, the AITi260S and AITe260SBK offer high performance, best storage density, highest reliability and low cost per GB, offering a clear upgrade for all DAT72, AIT-1 and AIT-2 users as well as an attractive alternative to
LTO1 and SDLT.
The drives are equipped with an optional dust-proof bezel that ensures the reliability in harsh environments. Rewritable media and write-once read-many (WORM) media for regulatory and secure storage requirements are supported.
The 3.5" internal drives will have a pre mounted 5.25" adapter kit together with optional HP ProLiant rail kits in the box. All AIT-3 drives incorporate an Ultra 160 LVD/SE SCSI interface for easy integration into high-end workstations and servers used for storage and archival purposes.
Short summary description Sony AIT-3 External Drive, SCSI, Black:
This short summary of the Sony AIT-3 External Drive, SCSI, Black data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony AIT-3 External Drive, SCSI, Black, Ultra 160 SCSI LVD/SE, AIT, 2.6:1, Black, 30 - 80%, 10 - 35 °C
Long summary description Sony AIT-3 External Drive, SCSI, Black:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony AIT-3 External Drive, SCSI, Black based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Sony AIT-3 External Drive, SCSI, Black. Type: AIT, Compression ratio: 2.6:1, Interface: Ultra 160 SCSI LVD/SE. Native capacity: 100 GB, Compressed capacity: 260 GB. Burst transfer rate: 160 MB/s, Sustained data transfer rate (compressed): 31.2 MB/s, Sustained data transfer rate (native): 12 MB/s. Colour of product: Black. Power consumption (typical): 20 W
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Characteristics of the device.
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.
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.
Ultra 160 SCSI LVD/SE
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
Statistical model used to indicate product/mechanism reliability; expressed in hours and percentage of duty cycle. This number (in hours) does not indicate the mean time before failure for a single unit/mechanism.
400000 h
Read/write head life
50000 h
Native capacity*
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
100 GB
Compressed capacity*
The maximum storage capacity of a storage medium when applying data compression. Usually measured in bytes e.g. gigabytes (GB). Sometimes the conditions are mentioned for reaching the maximum capacity mentioned, like tape length, the number of storage units, or the type of storage equipment/medium.
260 GB
Data transmission
Burst transfer rate
160 MB/s
Sustained data transfer rate (compressed)
31.2 MB/s
Data transmission
Sustained data transfer rate (native)
12 MB/s
Internal *
The product is built in.
Colour of product
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
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.
20 W
Operational conditions
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
30 - 80%
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
10 - 35°C
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.
2.4 kg
Other features
Data compression
ALDC (Adaptive Lossless Data Compression)
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Sony AIT-3 Internal Drive, 5.25" HH, SCSI
Sony AIT-3 Internal Drive, 5.25" HH, SCSI
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