Sony Readies 1T Enterprise Tape Devices
Sony's Tape Storage Solutions division is preparing its first generation of enterprise tape devices.Sony Electronics Inc.s Tape Storage Solutions division is preparing its first generation of enterprise tape devices, slated for end-user delivery by resellers in spring 2003, officials said Monday. The new formatSuper Advanced Intelligent Tape, or S-AIT 1will hold .5 terabytes of data uncompressed, or 1.3 TB compressed, and will transfer data at 30MBps. Pricing for the tapes will be announced in January, said officials in San Jose, Calif. Stand-alone read/write drives will start at about $10,000, and at about $13,000 for automated libraries.
Resellers are expected to include Advanced Digital Information Corp., of Redmond, Wash.; Overland Storage Inc., of San Diego; Qualstar Corp., of Simi Valley, Calif.; and Spectra Logic Corp., of Boulder, Colo., officials said.