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5.22.1 GY-2120




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This article is from the storage FAQ part1, by Rodney D. Van Meter with numerous contributions by others.

5.22.1 GY-2120

    Sony introduced the GY-2120 DTF tape drive in March of 1997. This is a
re-engineered version of the first DTF drive, GY-10D. It is now a one
piece, smaller and lighter version with added features. Best of all,
the new suggested list price is $31,000.00.
     

     Features:
     
     12 MB/sec sustained data rate
     up to 20 MB/sec w/compression
     42 GB Native Capacity
     108 GB w/compression
     ALDC High Performance Compression, Average ratio 2.59:1
     Automatic Head Alignment
     Automatic Head Cleaning system
     Automatic Tape Cleaning system
     300 MB/s Search Rate
     Fast Unload/load of < 25s
     Head Life > 5,000 hrs
     MTBF: > 200,000 hrs
     Read/Write Passes: > 20,000
     Tape Archive Life: up to 30 years
     
     Distribution has changed as well, we now sell to VAR's and through 
     Sony's Broadcast Division in addition to OEM's:
     
     OEM's:     Cybernetics
                TTi
                EMASS
                Triplex
                nStor
                Precision Echo
                
     VAR's:     Ovation Data Services
                Performance Group
                RFX, Inc.

(Wes_Kuch@mail.sel.sony.com (Wes Kuch), 1997/6/24)
    

 

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