Tremendous capacity, tiny form factor, great reliability
One space-saving AIT-5 cartridge holds up to 400GB native, 1040GB compressed, and offers a fast data transfer rate of 24MB/s (native). Sony's drive technology and AME tape technology come together in the AIT format to deliver a remarkable combination of high reliability and high recording density.
AIT family offers versatile solutions
Scalable AIT format:
Since Sony introduced the format in 1996, AIT has gained a reputation for high reliability and high capacity in a space-saving form factor.
- 1. Proven Technology
- In the AIT format Sony has applied advanced technologies refined and proven over many years.
- 2. High capacity, small form factor
- Thanks to Sony's technological expertise, AIT achieves extraordinary data densities in a small 8mm cartridge. It's a space-saving solution that's much more compact than other formats of equivalent capacity.
- 3. AIT-5 raises capacity to 400GB/1040GB
- Sony has done it again with AIT-5. Building on AIT's established technology, Sony has increased recording density even further. AIT-5 is now able to store data with a compressed capacity of 1,040GB on a small 8mm cassette. To improve the electromagnetic conversion characteristic, AIT-5 employs a newly developed method of applying the magnetic layer, reducing the size of magnetic particles even further. Additional advancements on the back-coating allow for higher areal data density, translating to higher recording density and reliability. And modifications on the protective layer help minimize wear of the tape and the drive head.
- 4. Write-Once Read-Many (WORM) format available
- WORM (write-once read-many) allows data to be written and added but not overwritten or erased. This protects valuable data against accidental erasure and prevents alteration of archived data files.
- 5. R-MIC (Remote Memory In Cassette)
- Sony SDX5-400C, SDX5-400W, SDX4-200C, SDX4-200W, SDX3X-150C, SDX3-100C, SDX3-100W and SDX2-50W products feature non-contact R-MIC (Remote Memory In Cassette) chip technology. This internal memory can simplify media management and accelerate access in library environments, compared to conventional bar-code methods.