Tape Drive offers storage capacity to 1.6 terabytes.

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With 1U form factor, 7212 Model 312 VXA-2 Autoloader supports unattended data storage, archiving backup, and retrieval for PC work groups in multiserver networks. Compatible with eServer pSeries® and RS/6000® servers, VXA-2 packet tape drive achieves physical data transfer rate of up to 12 Mbps and stores up to 160 GB of compressed data per cartridge. Up to 10 data cartridges can be stored on rotating carousel.



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IBM 7212 Model 312 Delivers VXA-2 Autoloader Tape Drive for IBM eServer pSeries Servers


Overview

The IBM 7212 Model 312 1U VXA-2 Autoloader supports unattended data storage, archiving backup, and retrieval for PC work groups in multiserver networks. It can be used with most models of the IBM pSeries® and RS/6000® families of servers.

The 7212 Model 312, a VXA-2 packet tape drive, is designed to achieve a physical data transfer rate of up to 12 MB per second (assuming 2:1 compression ratio) and can store up to 160 GB of compressed data. The VXA-2 Autoloader tape drive can store up to 10 data cartridges on a rotating carousel, for a total physical storage capacity of up to 1.6 terabytes (TB) (with 2:1 compression), that automatically positions the cartridges at the data drive or at the cartridge access port for removal.

Key prerequisites

A pSeries or RS/6000 server with AIX® V5.1, or later.

Planned availability date

August 27, 2004

At a glance

The IBM 7212 Model 312 1U VXA-2 Autoloader provides:

· Storage and functional accessibility for up to 10 data cartridges

· One VXA-2 packet tape drive

· 1U-high chassis design

· Maximum sustained physical data transfer rate of up to 12 MB/sec

· Storage of up to 80 GB of physical data (160 GB with average compression ratio of 2:1) on a single VXA-2 80 GB data cartridge

· Total physical capacity is 800 GB (1.6 TB with average compression ratio of 2:1)

· Wide, Low-Voltage Differential (LVD) SCSI Interface

· Cartridge access port for easy insertion and removal of cartridges from the front of the machine

· LCD operator panel designed to allow monitoring of autoloader operations and selection of configuration options

· Operational Ethernet port for connection to a 10/100 Base-T network

· Rack-mount hardware for a standard 19-inch rack

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL Reference: RE001

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