Sony Electronics Corp. has introduced a new SCSI-tape drive designed for archiving, client/server and midrange computer systems.
The ADI-1150 drive has a transfer rate of 15M bps over SCSI-2 Fast and Wide interfaces. It has a maximum capacity of 52G bytes of uncompressed data.
The drive has a bit error rate of 10 to 13 and can add variable rate buffers for acquisition of raw data via third-party interfaces. It is compatible with Sony Petasite storage systems and other storage devices.
The drive will be available in January at an estimated retail price of $59,500.
Sony is based in Montvale, N.J.
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