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Storage device which contains one or more tape drive, a number of slots to hold tape cartridges, a barcode reader to identify tape cartridges and an automated method for loading tapes. A tape library with one drive is known as an auto loader.
tape auto loaders & libraries
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Included since: 27 Jun 2005
The date Icecat noticed for the first time that this product was included in the price list of a channel partner
Info modified on: 11 Aug 2011 16:59:46
The date of the most recent change of this product data-sheet in Icecat.
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Warranty: 3 Years
Long product name Sony LIB-162/A2:
The short editorial description of Sony LIB-162/A2
AIT-2 Tape Library, 16 Tape Cartridges with up to 2.08 TB Capacity, 1 or 2 AIT-2 Tape Drives

Marketing text Sony LIB-162/A2

The official marketing text of Sony LIB-162/A2 as supplied by the manufacturer
Qualifying as one of the backup industry's slimmest libraries, the Sony LIB-162/A2 AIT tape library measures in at only 2 rack-units high. But don't let the compact size fool you, because the LIB-162/A2 offers up up to 2.08 TB of storage capacity with one or two AIT-2 tape drives and 16 tape cartridges.

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Up to 2.08 TB capacity (2.6:1 compression)
Robotics rated for greater than 1,000,000 cartridge changes
Unique 16 slot internal carousel configuration with built-in barcode reader
Transfer rate up to 112 GB per hour (2.6:1 compression) with AIT-2 drives
Low profile 2U height for leading storage density design per cubic foot
Scalable from one to two AIT-2 drives
User-friendly set up and operation for unattended backup

Up to 2.08 TB Capacity (2.6:1 compression)
The AIT Library 162 tape library, with a unique 16 slot internal carousel configuration, holds up to 2.08 TB of data for enterprise level storage requirements

High Reliability
With an MTBF of greater than 300,000 Power On Hours (100% duty cycle) and greater than 1,000,000 cycles MCBF, the Sony AIT Library 162 can provide years of trouble-free operation

Scalable from 1 to 2 AIT Tape Drives
With 1 AIT-1 tape drive, the AIT Library 162 can deliver data transfer rates of up to 74.9 GB per hour (2.6:1 compression) to meet your storage needs and decrease your date backup window. A second, hot swappable, drive can be added on with an easy to install optional drive sled unit.

Low profile 2U height
With a very low profile 2U height, the AIT Library 162 delivers industry leading storage density per cubic foot, providing mass storage in a compact, easy to use, system.
Short summary description Sony LIB-162/A2:
This short summary of the Sony LIB-162/A2 data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony LIB-162/A2, 430 x 680 x 88 mm
Long summary description Sony LIB-162/A2:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony LIB-162/A2 based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Sony LIB-162/A2. Native capacity: 800 GB. Backup rate native performance: 21.6 GB/h, Backup rate compressed performance: 56.16 GB/h, Burst transfer rate: 12 MB/s. Power consumption (typical): 100 W. Dimensions (WxDxH): 430 x 680 x 88 mm. Weight: 19 kg
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Native capacity*
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
800 GB
Data transmission
Backup rate native performance
21.6 GB/h
Backup rate compressed performance
56.16 GB/h
Data transmission
Burst transfer rate
12 MB/s
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.
100 W
Weight & dimensions
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
430 x 680 x 88 mm
Other features
19 kg