Sony LIB-81 Rack-mountable Tape Library - LIB-81/A3

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Product Overview

The Sony Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT) Library LIB-81 System offers the unbeatable combination of capacity and compactness. It stores up to 2.08 TB (when using AIT-3 drive(s) at 2.6:1 compression with ALDC) and delivers high data transfer rates. The AIT format's proven reliability and robust robotics ( > 1,000,000 cartridge changes) ensure long-lasting performance. Configure your Sony AIT Tape Library LIB-81 with an AIT-3 tape drive to balance performance and value.


Manufacturer Sony
Mfg Part# LIB-81/A3
SKU 10322176
UPC 027242611306
UPC 14 00027242611306
Product Type Tape Library
Manufacturer Part Number LIB-81/A3
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Product Name LIB-81 Rack-mountable Tape Library
Brand Name Sony
Package Contents Lib-81/A3 AIT-3 LibraryOne 100GB AIT-3 Data CartridgeOne AIT Cleaning CartridgeTerminatorPower CordInstallation & Operation GuideWarranty RegistrationSoftware: - One CD-ROM (Program For Ethernet)
Weight (Approximate) 29.76 lb
Rack Height 1U
Height 1.7"
Width 16"
Depth 26.8"
Drive Type AIT-3
Number of Drives Installed 1
Number of Cartridge Slots 8
Native Storage Capacity 800 GB
Compressed Storage Capacity 2.08 TB
Maximum Native Data Transfer Rate 12 MB/s
Maximum Compressed Data Transfer Rate 24 MB/s
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Tech Specs
Status Indicators Status LCD
Interfaces/Ports 1 x 68-pin HD-68 Ultra160 SCSI - SCSI
Humidity 20 to 80% Non-condensing Operating
Temperature 50°F (10°C) to 95°F (35°C) Operating
Product Type Tape Library
Manufacturer Part Number LIB-81/A3
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Product Name LIB-81 Rack-mountable Tape Library
Brand Name Sony
Media Support Sony SDX1-25C 25 GB (Native) AIT-1 / Sony SDX1-35C 35 GB (Native) AIT-1 / Sony SDX2-36C 36 GB (Native) AIT-2 / Sony SDX2-50C 50 GB (Native) AIT-2 / Sony SDX3-100C 100 GB (Native) AIT-3
Media Durability 30000 Passes
Formats Support AIT-1 / AIT-2 / AIT-3
Additional Information Leading storage density design per cubic foot Sony's MIC technology allows fast access to data User friendly set up and operation for unattended backup. Weight: 29.76 lbs (with 1 drive and no cartridges) Drum Rotational Speed: 6,000 rpm
Package Contents Lib-81/A3 AIT-3 Library One 100GB AIT-3 Data Cartridge One AIT Cleaning Cartridge Terminator Power Cord Installation & Operation Guide Warranty Registration Software: - One CD-ROM (Program For Ethernet)
Compatibility PC In order to be compatible with Sony's LIB-81 series, a SCSI Host Bus and adapter must meet the following baseline criteria: 68 pin external ultra-wide connector transfer rate capability of at least 40 MB/s. An example of such a compatible adapter is Adaptec Inc's adapter (model # 29160). This information is subject to change without notice and is provided "as is" with no warranty of any kind.
Dimensions 1.70" Height x 16" Width x 26.80" Depth
Weight (Approximate) 29.76 lb
Form Factor 1U
Input Voltage 110 V AC or 220 V AC
Data Error Rate < 1 / 10^17 bit Hard Error
MSBF/MCBF >1000000 Cycles (Robotics)
MTBF 400000 Hour P.O.H
Software Support ARCserve 2000 ARCserve 7.0 Backup Exec 8.6 BrightStor Enterprise Backup NetBackup 4.5 Netvault 6.5 NetWorker 6.2 Networker 6.2.X NetWorker 6.X Retrospect 5.0 Retrospect 6.0 TapeWare 6.3 SP3
Standard Configuration 1 x Drive/8 x Slot
Buffer 18 MB
Media Change Time 10 Second
Data Transfer Rate 12 MBps Native / 24 MBps Compressed / 12 MBps Burst Asynchronous Maximum / 160 MBps Burst Synchronous Maximum / 12.29 MBps Native Maximum / 31.94 MBps Compressed Maximum
Storage Capacity 800 GB (Native)/2.08 TB (Compressed)
Recording Method Advanced 8mm Helical Scan
Drive Type 1 x AIT-3 Installed
Additional Warranty Information Sony provides a limited warranty to customers who purchase our Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT) libraries. It covers defects in materials and workmanship for three years after the original date of sale. All defective warranty products under warranty requiring repair must be sent to a Sony Service Center for service.
Standard Warranty 3 Year Limited - U.S.
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