StorStation LIB162 Rackmount AIT Library
With the release of the 5th generation, the Sony AIT format has reached its 10-year anniversary.
AIT-5 achieves the original Sony goal to introduce a new generation every 2 years; ensuring AIT is one of the only tape formats in the industry that has delivered against its published roadmap.
Integrate the new AIT-5 into a Sony LIB162 library and an incredible 6.4TB capacity is possible in only 2U size. With read & write backwards compatibility with AIT-3, AIT-3Ex and AIT-4 generations, AIT-5 also is the ideal drive for the current AIT user with fast growing data storage needs. And through the use of Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) media, AIT-5 also helps facilitate compliance with European data retention regulations too.
Optimise your rack space
Many offices now realise the benefits of the rack-mount environment. Streamlining IT equipment and integrating into 19” rack cabinets can regain valuable space for more effective business use. The compact design of the LIB162 ensures only the smallest amount of rack space is used enabling customers to maximum data storage benefit in the minimum occupied space
Easy management and maintenance
System set-up and monitoring can be carried out easily from a web browser on a client PC or from the front panel. The tape cartridges are controlled at high speed with supreme reliability thanks to the R-MIC reader installed by default in the AIT tape drives, facilitating faster recovery in the event of a system crash.
The LIB162 comes equipped with a hot swap function which enables the built-in tape drive to be installed and removed without stopping the system, ensuring replacement while the power to the server remains on. The tape drives can be replaced to upgrade the library to a new generation of the AIT format, for maintenance, or for system expansion by adding a second drive.
Sony AIT-5 Rackmount Library, 16 Slots. Native capacity: 6400 GB, Compressed capacity: 16600 GB, Mean time between failures (MTBF): 400000 h. Burst transfer rate: 24 MB/s. Dimensions (WxDxH): 430 x 680 x 88 mm, Weight: 19 kg