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S-AIT Technology
Protect growing business data. Whether it’s a missing file, server crash, or an unforeseen disaster, anything that limits access to data is disruptive - and costly. Sony StorStation Advanced Intelligent Tape™ AIT libraries uniquely combine easy-to-use features with enterprise data center functionality and compact size. Ideal for small-to-medium businesses and enterprise departments.


500/1300GB (0.3/1.3TB) Data Tape for use is SAIT Tape Drives

SAIT1-500 $123

S-AIT Technology



S-AIT Tape Drives

S-AIT Tape Libraries

  SAIT-1 Media

The Memory-In-Cassette feature of Sony SAIT drives, with 64 kbits of built-in cartridge memory, improve load and file access time. And, because the tape media itself does not have to load to access file location information, wear-and-tear on the media and drive is further reduced

 500/1300GB (0.3/1.3TB) Data Tape for use is SAIT Tape Drives

SAIT1-500 $123


Based on advanced helical-scan recording technology, which is known for its high data density, outstanding data transfer performance, as well as outstanding reliability and durability advantages, the S-AIT technology platform has a forward-looking roadmap with the potential to scale to up to four terabytes of uncompressed capacity in a single cartridge.

The S-AIT format introduces a tape-based data storage technology platform that in its first generation will deliver the industry's highest capacity tape drive, storing up to 500GB of uncompressed data on a single-reel, half-inch tape cartridge and featuring a sustained native transfer rate of up to 30MB per second uncompressed. First generation S-AIT drives incorporated into automation solutions will provide uncompressed capacities ranging from 10TB in a space-efficient configuration to more than 500TB in a 1,000 cartridge freestanding library.

AIT Forum member Sony Corporation will provide the market with S-AIT drives and media. Forum members Matsushita Kotobuki Electronics Industries, Ltd. (MKE) and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (MEI), known for Panasonic-brand products, are also expected to provide a second source for drives and media. Most current AIT Forum members have expressed their intention to support the integration of S-AIT drives and media into half-inch tape automation solutions. An S-AIT Alliance to be established under the AIT Forum will promote the adoption and integration of S-AIT into a wide range of storage solutions.

Ever since its debut in 1996, AIT has been proving its superior performance and reliability to customers worldwide. This section of the AIT Forum website offers the latest on S-AIT specifications, roadmap, competitive advantages, resources, and news. As sponsors of AIT technology, the members of the AIT Forum welcome you and invite you to share any insights or inquiries regarding either AIT technology or the AIT Forum.

OEM SAIT Tape Drives
The explosive growth of digital content is creating tremendous demands for data storage. Sony's SAIT is the world's first tape technology to break the 1 TB barrier on a single tape cartridge, offering up to 1.3 TB compressed capacity1. SAIT leverages Sony's 50 years experience in recording technologies, including R&D investments in the field-proven AIT format. Sony achieved the high capacity by utilizing high density technologies, including helical-scan recording and AME media, scaled into a half-inch cartridge and full-height 5.25-inch drive. SAIT also offers Write-Once, Read-Many (WORM) functionality, providing enhanced, cost-effective data security for mission-critical archival applications.

Provides up to 500 GB native (1.3 TB compressed1) capacity on a single tape cartridge
Offers high data transfer rates of up to 30 MB/s native
Leverages Sony's scalable and reliable AIT format, within a 5.25-inch extended drive form-factor and using a single reel, half-inch cartridge
Uses the industry standard single-reel, half-inch cartridge, easily integrating into existing environments based on the half-inch format
Memory-In-Cassette (MIC) improves file access and search speed
Enhanced data security with WORM functionality
Sony's complete line of tape drives is RoHS compliant

SDZ-100 SAIT1 SCSI Internal Drive $ Call

SAIT-1 Internal SCSI Tape Drive, OEM Model

SDZ-130 SAIT1 FC Internal Drive $ Call

SAIT-1 Internal Fibre Channel Tape Drive, OEM Model

ENC503SAIT/S SAIT SCSI External Enclosure $ Call

ENC503SAIT/F SAIT FIBER External Enclosure $ Call

SDZ-S100 SAIT1 SCSI External Drive $ Call

SAIT-1 External SCSI Tape Drive, OEM Model

SDZ-S130 SAIT1 FC External Drive $Call

SAIT-1 External Fibre Channel Tape Drive, OEM Model

500/1300GB SAIT1 Ext U160 SCSI LVD/SE Tape Drive
Manufacturer Part# SAITE1300S/S (SDZ-100)

30/78-Mbps with Media
Sony SAIT Series External Tape Drives. Extending the excellence of Sonys Advance Intelligent Tape into enterprise environments, Sony announces SAIT backup drives AIT backup on larger, half inch tape format.

500/1300GB SAIT1 Ext FIBRE CHANNEL Tape Drive
Manufacturer Part# SAITE1300F/S (SDZ-100)

Sony SAIT-1 tape drives deliver up to 500 GB3 native capacity on a single half-inch data cartridge through the use of helical scan recording technology, which increases data recording density, while offering fast data transfer rates of up to 30 MB/s native.

SAIT1-500 SAIT1 Data Cartridges $123

Sony SAIT tape drives incorporate a sealed deck design, leader block chucking system, optical sensors, and error correction system to offer high reliability. The result is an industry leading MTBF rating of over 300,000 POH (100% duty cycle).

SAIT1-CL SAIT1 Cleaning Cartridge $CALL

Sony SAIT drives use Advanced Metal Evaporated (AME) media, which contains pure evaporated cobalt and is sealed with a super-durable Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating. In addition, SAIT drives incorporate a Super Head Cleaner™ mechanism that is activated automatically when tape errors approach a certain threshold. Together, the AME media and Super Head Cleaner™ mechanism result in extraordinary reliability and virtually eliminate the need for periodic cleaning.

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