Nov 6, 2006, Yorktown, Virginia – Cybernetics is pleased to announce the availability of our new AIT-5 tape drive. The CY-8105 is fifth generation AIT, and is everything we've come to expect from AIT. Delivering unprecedented capacity in a small 3.5" half height form factor, the CY-8105 packs 400 GB native, and up to 1.2TB of compressed backup data capacity onto a single tape cartridge. This drive equals the LTO in capacity, yet is small enough to fit into a hot plug drive bay and a 1U tape library. The only other drive in this form factor tops out at just 36 GB native capacity.
Best known for solid dependability and the lowest AFR in the industry, the AIT drive has earned a remarkable reputation for reliability throughout the years. With a reliability rating of 400,000 hours MTBF at a 100% duty cycle, the AIT-5 lives up to its legacy.
With full read and write compatibility with previous generations three and four, the CY-8105 is the perfect migration path for AIT customers. Available in hot plug, SCSI, iSCSI, tape library, and virtual tape library configurations, AIT is as versatile as it is reliable.
According to a Cybernetics spokesman, "The removable AIT-5 tape drive is absolutely perfect in our miSAN® all in one, Disk-to-Disk-to-Integrated Tape configuration. With up to 4.5TB of virtual tape capacity and up to 1.2TB per removable archive media, in a compact 2U blade, the CY-8105 drive transforms the miSAN® -V6 into a 2U backup powerhouse."
Based in Yorktown, Virginia, Cybernetics manufactures, sells, supports and services a complete line of backup and storage solutions. Established in 1978, Cybernetics is recognized in the US and across the world as a pioneer in data storage technology and is well renowned for highly innovative storage features while ensuring top reliability and interoperability of systems.
For more information, please call (757) 833-9000 or visit www.cybernetics.com.