Capacity and Performance to New Heights
The SDLT 320 represents a major advance in capacity and performance, with
320GB* of compressed storage capacity and a 32MB/sec* sustained data
transfer rate (compressed mode).
Building on the successful DLTtape platform, the new SDLT 320 offers an
increase in capacity of almost four times and almost triple the data
transfer rate of today's biggest selling midrange tape drive, the DLT 8000,
making it the ultimate solution for today's demanding backup environments.
The SDLT 320 is based on the technology platform that more companies
trust to protect their business critical information assets than any other:
Specifically designed for the high duty-cycle
requirements of high-end and automated environments, SDLT 320 drives are
rated at 250,000 hours Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) at a 100% duty
cycle. A low-tension tape design, simple tape path and the proven
reliability of linear serpentine tape recording combine to provide users
with rock solid reliability and data integrity. And stringent drive and
media specifications mean that Super DLTtape™ media is fully interchangeable
between all Super DLT tape drives.
BEST MIDRANGE TAPE VALUE
The SDLT 320 is the ultimate drive for today's exploding storage
requirements and shrinking backup windows. And, its low cost per gigabyte
and industry leading density make it ideal for today's automated tape
environments. The SDLT 320 can backup 115GB per hour (in compressed mode),
and can store 320GB on a single cartridge (compressed). Additionally, all
versions are backward read compatible with other DLT storage solutions, (see
sidebar), so users of DLTtape drives can seamlessly migrate to the Super
DLTtape platform as their storage needs grow. What's more, the SDLT 320 uses
the same Super DLTtape 1 media as the SDLT 220, and is fully backward read
and write compatible with cartridges written by the SDLT 220.
Available in internal and tabletop versions, the SDLT 320 combines the
best of proven optical and magnetic technologies to offer users remarkable
improvements in capacity and performance. Super DLTtape's laser-guided
optical servo brings the capability of optical tracking technology to tape
for the first time, while an advanced Partial Response Maximum Likelihood (PRML)
read channel leverages proven disk drive technology to bring new levels of
performance and data integrity.
BROADEST INDUSTRY ACCEPTANCE
DLTtape systems are recognized worldwide as the industry standard, assuring
end users of reliable, high performance tape storage solutions and long-term
investment protection. Like its predecessors, the SDLT 320 is fully
compatible with the world's leading server brands, operating systems and
backup software. And users can count on Super DLTtape to grow with their
storage needs, with a four-generation roadmap that offers a clearly defined
growth path to over 1 terabyte on a single cartridge.