StorageWorks TA1000 AIT
10 Bay AIT-50 Tape Array Library
Option Part# 175005-001
The StorageWorks TA1000 AIT Tape Array offers a 500 GB to 1 Terabyte backup solution in a 3U rack mount configuration. The TA1000 is a self-contained tape array with 5 or 10 AIT 50 GB tape drives each in its own hot-plug carrier. This product also features a dual SCSI bus for faster transfer redundant power supplies and redundant fans. Because of the small form factor the AIT 50 GB tape drives give Compaq the ability to meet a customers need for high capacity high performance in a small space. This is becoming more and more critical as the footprint of the servers becomes compressed while the internal storage continues to grow.
In addition the AIT-2 Technology brings with it a new method of indexing the data that is contained on the tape. This MIC (Memory in Cassette) technology is an integrated circuit chip that stores the index to data for increased performance in HSM RAIT RAID and Open System situations that require rapid access to data.