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ADIC to Support AIT-3 Format Across Library Family

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Advanced Digital Information Corporation today announced plans to offer Sony's new AIT-3 tape technology across ADIC's entire line of Scalar(R) and AML(TM) automated storage libraries.

The company said the new AIT-3 technology offerings will double the capacity, throughput, and storage density of ADIC's entire line of AIT storage systems. These include ADIC's Scalar and AML product families. With AIT 3 installed, the ADIC AML2 library can store up to 7,666 TB (native) of data in a single unit.

"ADIC is committed to providing our customers with access to the very best technology choices for storing and protecting their critical data," said Bill Britts, ADIC executive vice president for Sales and Marketing. "AIT-3 is an important leap forward for an advanced drive technology that has demonstrated significant value to the marketplace by combining high performance and capacity with field-proven reliability. ADIC will bring this technology to its entire AIT product line to provide storage solutions for a full range of SCSI, SAN and NAS storage environments."

The AIT-3 tape format stores up to 100GB native (260GB with 1:2.6 compression) on each 8mm format tape. Native data transfers speeds of 12MB/second and average file access times is less than 30 seconds.

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