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AIT Tape Drive
De-facto standard super-ceding DDS

The AIT (Advanced Intelligent Tape) format was developed by Sony in 1996, specifically for computer applications. Compact and space-saving, with low power consumption, AIT provides recording capacity and data transfer rate at the highest levels in its class, and has continued to evolve steadily as a high-reliability back-up archive tape streamer for high-end workstations and department servers.

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AIT Turbo Series
AIT Turbo supercharges entry-level AIT products

Local data backup for departments and workgroups has long relied on DDS as the de-facto standard drive built into servers. But since the hard disks in servers today typically exceed 100 GB even the low end, the largest DAT72 (36GB, native) is no longer sufficient.
Now, to satisfy the needs of users in the low-end market, Sony has developed the successor of DDS, of which more than 10 million units have been shipped worldwide.
The new AIT Turbo series, which is an enhanced version of the existing AIT-1/2 model, was developed under the concepts "Large Capacity", "High-speed backup" and "Cost-Effective Media".

Non-MIC media that boost cost performance

Although the AIT media has featured a preinstalled MIC (Memory-In-Cassette), non-MIC media has been included in the line-up for cost sensitive customers in response to the release of AIT Turbo.
Note that the AIT Turbo series tape drive is Read/Write-compatible with the conventional AIT-1/2 media with MIC installed.

AIT-E Turbo No longer available
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Capacity:20GB/52GB*
Susutained Transfer Rate:6MB/s
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AIT-E Turbo / SCSI
Internal Drive
SDX-250V/P

AIT-E Turbo / SCSI
External Drive
SDX-D250V/NB-P

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AIT-E Turbo / ATAPI
Internal Drive
SDX-260V/P

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AIT-1 Turbo No longer available
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Capacity:40GB/104GB*
Susutained Transfer Rate:6MB/s
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AIT-1 Turbo / SCSI
Internal Drive
SDX-450V/P

AIT-1 Turbo / SCSI
External Drive
SDX-D450V/NB-P

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AIT-1 Turbo / ATAPI
Internal Drive
SDX-460V/P

AIT-1 Turbo / SATA
Internal Drive
SDX-470V/P

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AIT-2 Turbo No longer available
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Capacity:80GB/208GB*
Susutained Transfer Rate:12MB/s
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AIT-2 Turbo / SCSI
Internal Drive
SDX-550V/P

AIT-2 Turbo / SCSI
External Drive
SDX-D550V/NB-P

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AIT-2 Turbo / ATAPI
Internal Drive
SDX-560V/P

AIT-2 Turbo / SATA
Internal Drive
SDX-570V/P

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* Assumes 2.6:1 compression. Data compression performance varies according to the type of data.

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AIT Standard Series
High-capacity, hi-quality line for mid-range and Library users

AIT-1 No longer available
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Capacity:35GB/91GB*
Susutained Transfer Rate:4MB/s
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AIT-1 / SCSI
Internal Drive
SDX-400V/P

AIT-1 / SCSI
External Drive
SDX-D400V/NB-P

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AIT-1 / ATAPI
Internal Drive
SDX-420V/P

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AIT-2 No longer available
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Capacity:50GB/130GB*
Susutained Transfer Rate:6MB/s
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AIT-2 / SCSI
Internal Drive
SDX-500V/P

AIT-2 / SCSI
External Drive
SDX-D500V/NB-P

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AIT-2 / ATAPI
Internal Drive
SDX-520V/P

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AIT-3 No longer available
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Capacity:100GB/260GB*
Susutained Transfer Rate:12MB/s
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AIT-3 / SCSI
Internal Drive
SDX-700V/P

AIT-3 / SCSI
External Drive
SDX-D700V/NB-P

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AIT-3Ex No longer available
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Capacity:150GB/390GB*
Susutained Transfer Rate:18MB/s
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AIT-3Ex / SCSI
Internal Drive
SDX-800V/P

AIT-3Ex / SCSI
External Drive
SDX-D800V/NB-P

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AIT-3Ex / SATA
Internal Drive
SDX-870V/P



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AIT-4 No longer available
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Capacity:200GB/520GB*
Susutained Transfer Rate:24MB/s
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AIT-4 / SCSI
Internal Drive
SDX-900V/P

AIT-4 / SCSI
External Drive
SDX-D900V/NB-P

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AIT-5 No longer available
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Capacity:400GB/1040GB*
Susutained Transfer Rate:24MB/s
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AIT-5 / SCSI
Internal Drive
SDX-1100V/P

AIT-5 / SCSI
External Drive
SDX-D1100V/NB-P

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* Assumes 2.6:1 compression. Data compression performance varies according to the type of data.

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