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Sony StorStation LIB81 1200GB tape auto loader/library

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StorStation LIB81
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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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Long product name Sony StorStation LIB81 1200GB tape auto loader/library :
The short editorial description of Sony StorStation LIB81 1200GB tape auto loader/library

StorStation LIB81 Rackmount AIT Autoloader: 8 slot Rackmount Autoloader with up to 1.6TB native capacity in only 1U of rack space

Sony StorStation LIB81 1200GB tape auto loader/library:
The official marketing text of Sony StorStation LIB81 1200GB tape auto loader/library as supplied by the manufacturer
Why the StorStation LIB81?
AIT tape drives have proven incredible popular with users, with more than 600,000 drives shipped since the first release in 1996. These drives underpin the security of IT systems around the world.

Optimum Rack System
Many offices that are packed with proliferating PCs can be streamlined by introducing the rack-mountable AIT tape library LIB81. The compact AIT format frees up office space with its high-density data storage and offers great investment returns as the storage volume increases. There is a growing demand for efficient stacking of servers, storage, and network equipment in 19 inch racks to reduce TCO by maximising system expandability, use of space, and ease of maintenance.
Simple Operation from Web Browser or Front Panel 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 cartridge is controlled at high speed with supreme reliability thanks to the R-MIC reader installed by default in the AIT-4 tape drives, facilitating recovery in the event of a system crash.
Suitable for?
Local and remote sites with no IT staff.
Businesses that have outgrown standalone tape drives and need to upgrade to an automated device. Companies that need to perform rotation backups each day. Migrating from DDS to AIT.
Short summary description Sony StorStation LIB81 1200GB tape auto loader/library:
This short summary of the Sony StorStation LIB81 1200GB tape auto loader/library data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony StorStation LIB81, 1200 GB, 3120 GB, 18MB/s, 55 W, 20 - 80%, 10 - 35 °C
Long summary description Sony StorStation LIB81 1200GB tape auto loader/library :

Sony StorStation LIB81. Native capacity: 1200 GB, Compressed capacity: 3120 GB. Supported data transfer rates: 18MB/s. Power consumption (typical): 55 W. Dimensions (WxDxH): 430 x 660 x 43.2 mm, Weight: 13.5 kg

This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony StorStation LIB81 1200GB tape auto loader/library based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Native capacity *
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
1200 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.
3120 GB
Data transmission
Supported data transfer rates
Rates at which data can be transferred. May vary according to network configurations.
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.
55 W
Operational conditions
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
20 - 80%
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
10 - 35 °C
Weight & dimensions
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
430 x 660 x 43.2 mm
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.
13.5 kg
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A compact autoloader with a useful turn of speed and plenty of capacity, plus a price tag that makes it good overall value Smaller businesses looking for a low-cost autoloader could find that Sonys StorStation LIB-D81 fits the bill. This well-designe...
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