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Sony AIT-2 50 / 130GB Backup Media Tape

  • Intelligently engineered to stand apart
  • 50GB Native Capacity
  • 130GB Compressed Capacity
  • MIC chip
  • Pure metal magnetic layer

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    Sony AIT-2 50 / 130GB Backup Media Tape Product Description

    Sony AIT (Advanced Intelligent Tape) format is intelligently engineered to stand apart - no other tape cartridge features both an MIC chip (the brains) and a pure metal magnetic layer designed for maximum capacity and longevity (the brawn).

    You work hard to collect or create critical data and files. Why not let your storage system work hard for you? The MIC chip brain stores directory information so it can go right to the data you need. Other formats have to search for your file, wasting valuable time and needless wear. Application software from The AIT Forum members gives you even more advantages for intelligent storage solutions.

    Forget about slow tapes that wear out. Not only is the AIT magnetic layer pure metal (instead of a metallic oxide) but it's protected by patented technology on both the front and back. Sony's Diamond Like Carbon coating is 20 times harder than oxide, and so smooth that head wear and cleaning requirements are minimized.

    Sony's AIT cartridges will still be here, thanks to their 30-year archival life. If you plan on upgrades before then, Sony is committed to supporting future evolution of this powerful format. Don't trust your data to a dead-end format - choose AIT.

    • High storage capacity of up to 130GB compressed data (50GB native)
    • 6MB/sec sustained native transfer rate using Helical Scan technology
    • Proven reliability and durability with a 30 year media life thanks to AME technology (Advanced Metal Evaporated)
    • Quick access provided by AIT's unique Memory-In-Cassette (MIC) incorporated into the cartridge
    • Clear future Roadmap already committed up to AIT6 with a 800GB native capacity
    • Available in Write-Once Read-Many (WORM) format to protect valuable data against accidental erasure and prevent alteration of archived data files
    • Cleaning Tape: SDX1-CL

    Technical Specifications


    Type AIT
    Tape Cartridge AIT-2
    Media Included Qty 1

    Compatibility Information

    Designed For Sony AIT e200/S, e390/S, i200STS, i390/S ¦ Sony AIT Library LIB 81/A2 ¦ Sony SDX-500C, 500C/BM, 500C/R, 500C/WM, 700C, 700C/R


    Native Capacity 50 GB
    Compressed Capacity 130 GB
    Tape Length 230 m
    Features Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) surface, Memory in Cassette (MIC), Advanced Metal Evaporated (AME)

    Environmental Parameters

    Min Operating Temperature 5 °C
    Max Operating Temperature 45 °C
    Humidity Range Operating 20 - 80%
    Min Storage Temperature 5 °C
    Max Storage Temperature 32 °C

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