Sony TSLA-500C 4 Slot AIT2 Tape Autoloader

The TSL-SA500C/TB autoloader is built around Sony’s proven AIT-2 tape technology, the SDX-500C tape drive. The SDX-500C delivers data at sustained transfer rates up to 12.0 MB/s (with 2:1 compression) while providing reliable recording with Sony’s Active Head Cleaner mechanism.

 

  • 4 Cartridge magazine for up to 520 GB capacity (with 2.6:1 compression)
  • Ulitizes SDX-500C AIT-2 drive mechanism with up to 12.0 MB/s sustained data transfer rate (with 2:1 compression)
  • Unique push cartridge transport system reduces potential mis-grip issues for greater reliability
  • Memory in Cassette (MIC) reader embeded in elevator system for fast access to data location
  • Trial Bundle includes Veritasr Backup Exec software (60 day live trial)
  • Easy to operate with 3 push button control system and large LCD display
  • Tested for software compatibility with most major operating systems

4-cartridge magazine for up to 520 GB storage (with 2.6:1 compression) 

The TSL-SA500C/TB autoloader utilizes a compact 4-cartridge magazine with a unique push mechanism tape transport. The magazine design delivers reliable automated tape handling while reducing the typical mis-grip issues associated with other tape transport technologies. And with up to 130 GB of data storage per AIT-2 data cartridge (with 2.6:1 compression) you can store up to 520 GB in a single compact device.

High performance tape drive technology built-in 

The TSL-SA500C/TB autoloader is built around Sony’s proven AIT-2 tape technology, the SDX-500C tape drive. The SDX-500C delivers data at sustained transfer rates up to 12.0 MB/s (with 2:1 compression) while providing reliable recording with Sony’s Active Head Cleaner mechanism.

Fast access to data with MIC 

The unique Memory-In-Cassette feature of Sony AIT tape, with 64 kB of built-in programmable memory, speeds access to data. With an MIC reader built into the elevator mechanism of the autoloader, search times can be dramatically reduced.

High reliability 

Sony AIT tape drives incorporate a redesigned head geometry, reducing head/tape pressure and delivering up to 50,000 hours of head life. The built-in Active Head Cleaner mechanism results in an industry leading MTBF rating of 300,000 POH

Capacity: 

Media Maximum: 130 GB (Compressed)

Hardware Maximum: 130 GB (Compressed)

Native Capacity of Media: 50 GB

Native Capacity of Hardware: 200 GB

Linear Recording Density: 167,000 bpi

Recording Block Length: Variable or fixed length blocks

Transfer Rate: 

Sustained Transfer Rate: 12.0 MB/s (Compressed) / 6.0 MB/s (Native)

Burst Transfer Rate: 12.0 MB/s (Async., Max.) / 40.0 MB/s (Sync., Max.)

Speed: 

Access Time (Typ.): 75 s (Cartridge orientation)

60 s (Cartridge swap, with MIC)

Search Speed: 1,440 MB/s (Compressed) / 720 MB/s (Native)

Buffer Memory: 10 MB (Drive)

Interface: 

Wide Ultra SCSI

Single-ended / Low Voltage Differential

Loading Mechanism: 

Magazine Type: 4-Cartridge magazine

Cartridge Transport: Push mechanism

Reliability: 

MTBF : 225,000 POH (20% duty cycle)

MSBF: 200,000 cycles

Uncorrectable Error Rate: Less than 10(-17) bits

Read/Write Head Life (Avg.): 50,000 tape contact hours

Media Uses (Avg.): 30,000 end-to-end passes

Physical Dimensions: 

Dimensions (WxHxD): 8.31 x 4.29 x 11.65 inches / 211 x 109 x 296 mm

Weight (Incl. magazine and 4 cartridges): 12 lb 2 oz / 5.5 kg

Magazine Dimensions (WxHxD): 4.9 x 1.44 x 5.18 inches / 104 x 36.5 x 131.5 mm

Mounting: Horizontal or Vertical

Power: 

Power Requirements: AC 100 V to 200 V / 220 V to 240 V

Autoranging

Power Consumption : 30 W (Typ.)

Enviromental: 

Operating Temperature: 41o F to 95o F / 5o C to 35o C

Non-Operating Temperature: -40o F to 158o F / -40o C to 70o C

Operating Humidity: 30% to 80% (non-condensing)

Maximum Wet Bulb Temperature: 79o F / 26o C

Shock : 5.0 G peak, half sine wave of 3 ms duration

Vibration: .25 G peak, half sine wave of 5 to 500 Hz (swept)

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