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Tandberg Data VXA-172 External Packet Tape Drive (115.00700)

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Packet Tape Drive VXA 86/172 GB, 12/24 MB/s tape drive, 68-pin HD LVD SCSI, ext, black, terminator, power cables (US and Europe), installation guide
  • MacMall Part #: 7006390 
  • Manufacturer Part #: 115.00700 
  • UPC: 709550011053 
  • Platform: PC 

The VXA-172 provides enterprise level performance (up to 24MB/s) and the ability to grow as your data grows. First, by utilizing both the 80GB X6 (about $15) and the 172 GB X10 (about $30), the VXA-172 gives you the ability to buy only what you need and increase your capacity instantly. Second, the VXA-172 offers an industry first end user electronic upgrade to give you the ability to use the 320 GB X23 tapes down the road.

–Huge Capacity! Up to 172 GB (On-Demand Uupgradeable to 320GB)
–Fast Speed! Up to 86 GB/hour More than 4x speed of DAT72
–On-demand capacity: X Tapes offer two tape capacities (172/86 GB for about $30 and 80/40 for $15) allowing you to only pay for the capacity you need
–Backup for as little as $0.17/GB
–Award Winning, Disaster Tested VXA Packet Technology
–Compatible with all VXA-2 and VXA-320 dives and autoloaders from all manufacturers including IBM, Apple, Fujitsu/Siemens and Acer

Technical Specs

Device Type Tape drive - VXAtape
Recording Standard VXA-172
Enclosure Type External
Interface Type SCSI LVD
Enclosure Color Black
Width 8.9 in
Depth 9 in
Height 3.4 in
Weight 9.92 lbs
Storage Removable
Type VXAtape
Capacity 86 GB (native) / 172 GB (compressed)
Supported Tape Cartridges (Read and Write) VXAtape
Recording Standard VXA-172
Data Transfer Rate (native) 12 MBps ( 42.2 GBph )
Data Transfer Rate (compressed) 24 MBps ( 84.4 GBph )
Buffer Size 8 MB
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces 1 x Ultra160 SCSI LVD ( input ) - 68 pin HD D-Sub (HD-68) ¦ 1 x Ultra160 SCSI LVD ( output ) - 68 pin HD D-Sub (HD-68)
Cables Included SCSI terminator
MTBF 300,000 hour(s)
Compliant Standards CSA, UL, TUV, VDE, FCC
Type Power supply
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Consumption Operational 13 Watt
Manufacturer Warranty
Type Limited warranty - replacement - 3 years
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 41 °F
Max Operating Temperature 113 °F
Humidity Range Operating 20 - 80%
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