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Published: 16 Oct 2012

Despite major advances in disk technologies, tape continues to be the mainstay of most companies' backup efforts, despite being viewed to some users as throwback technology. New capabilities such as higher tape densities, the ability to manage different tape mediums in one library and increasingly higher rates of reliability are keeping tape the most cost-effective storage medium. Sony introduces AIT drive for PCs Sony Electronics recently released an external Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT) drive for PCs and laptops with USB and i.LINK/FireWire (IEEE 1394) connectors for most PCs and Macintosh computers, as well as an internal ATAPI version for use in entry-level servers and workstations. With maximum compressed capacities from 91GB to 130GB and maximum native data transfer rates from 4MB/s to 6MB/s, Sony's new StorStation AIT drives start at $800. Sony's new external AITe90-UL drive will include a complimentary copy of IVision Software Inc's ISafe backup software for Windows. Rick Luttrall, director of marketing for Hewlett-Packard's Nearline removable ... Access >>>

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