Sony SDX 700C AIT Internal Tape Drive - SDX-700C/BM

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Product Overview

  • 260 GB capacity - Double the capacity of AIT-2
  • 24 MB/s sustained data transfer rate(with 2.0:1 compression)
  • Highest density in tape with a 3.5-inch form factor
  • Third Generation of proven AIT technology with full backward compatibility
  • Super Head Cleaner mechanism helps reduce the need for periodic cleaning
  • High reliability with MTBF of 400,000 POH (100% duty cycle), head life of 50,000 hours, and media uses of 30,000 end-to-end passes
  • Compact 3.5-inch form factor for easy integration into existing systems


Manufacturer Sony
Mfg Part# SDX-700C/BM
SKU 10317962
UPC 027242605589
UPC 14 00027242605589
Drive Interface SCSI
Maximum Native Data Transfer Rate 12 MB/s
Maximum Compressed Data Transfer Rate 31.20 MB/s
Product Type Tape Drive
Manufacturer Part Number SDX-700C/BM
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Product Name SDX 700C AIT Internal Tape Drive
Brand Name Sony
Package Contents SONY AIT-3 100/260-GB INTERNAL 8MM TAPE DRIVE5.25 WHITE BEZEL KITNovastor TapeCopy SoftwareQuick Start GuideCD-ROM User ManualWarranty Cards
Compatibility MEDIA COMPATIBILITY: AIT-1 25 GB SDX1-25CAIT-1 35 GB SDX1-35CAIT-2 36 GB SDX2-36CAIT-2 50 GB SDX2-50CAIT-3 100 GB SDX3-100C Compatibility:PCUnix
Weight (Approximate) 1.71 lb
Color White
Form Factor Internal
Height 1.6"
Width 4"
Depth 6.1"
Drive Width 3.50"
Recording Method Helical Scan
Drive Type AIT-3
Native Storage Capacity 100 GB
Compressed Storage Capacity 260 GB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Tech Specs
Interfaces/Ports 1 x 68-pin HD-68 LVD/SE Ultra160 SCSI - SCSI
Access Time 27 Second Average
Buffer 18 MB
Data Transfer Rate 12 MBps (Native)/31.20 MBps (Compressed)
Sound Emission 35 dB(A)
Altitude 9840 ft Maximum Operating
Humidity 20 to 80% Non-condensing Operating
Temperature 40°F (4.4°C) to 104°F (40°C) Operating / -40°F (-40°C) to 158°F (70°C) Non-operating
Product Type AIT-3 Tape Drive
Manufacturer Part Number SDX-700C/BM
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Product Name SDX 700C AIT Internal Tape Drive
Brand Name Sony
Media Durability 30000 Passes
Additional Information High capacity tape storage: Sony AIT-3 tape drives deliver up to 260 GB capacity (with 2.6:1 compression) in a compact 3.5-inch form factor Fast data transfer rates: Sony AIT-3 tape drives offer high data transfer rates of 12.0 MB/s native and 34 MB/s with 2.0:1 compression for today's most demanding data storage environments Backward Compatibility: Sony AIT-3 tape drives are fully backward read and write compatible with both AIT-2 media, 36 GB and 50 GB data cartridges, and AIT-1 media, 25 GB and 35 GB data cartridges. Backward compatibility helps protect your investment in the valuable data you already have stored on previous generation AIT data cartridges, while delivering the increased capacity and performance of AIT-3 technology High reliability: Sony AIT tape drives incorporate a redesigned head geometry, reducing head/tape pressure and delivering up to 50,000 hours of head life. The built-in Super Head Cleaner mechanism results in an industry leading MTBF rating of 400,000 POH Remote Memory-In-Cassette (R-MIC): A 64 kbit memory chip embedded into the data cartridge provides high speed file location and file access
Package Contents SONY AIT-3 100/260-GB INTERNAL 8MM TAPE DRIVE 5.25 WHITE BEZEL KIT Novastor TapeCopy Software Quick Start Guide CD-ROM User Manual Warranty Cards
Compatibility MEDIA COMPATIBILITY: AIT-1 25 GB SDX1-25C AIT-1 35 GB SDX1-35C AIT-2 36 GB SDX2-36C AIT-2 50 GB SDX2-50C AIT-3 100 GB SDX3-100C Compatibility: PC Unix
Certifications & Standards UL
Dimensions 1.62" Height x 4" Width x 6.10" Depth
Weight (Approximate) 1.71 lb
Bays Required 1 x 3.5" Internal
Color White Bezel
Form Factor 3.50" Internal
Input Voltage 5 V DC 5% / 12 V DC 10%
Power Consumption 18 W Average
Shock Tolerance 5 Gs @ 3 ms Half Sine Wave Operating / 90 Gs @ 3 ms Half Sine Wave Storage
Data Error Rate > 10^-17
MTBF 400000 Hour
Vibration Tolerance 0.3 Gs @ rms 5 to 500 Hz Operating / 0.5 Gs 50 to 500 Hz Storage
Software Included NovaStor TapeCopy
Media Change Time 10 Second
Storage Capacity 100 GB (Native)/260 GB (Compressed)
Recording Method Helical Scan
Parts Warranty/Labor 3 Year
Standard Warranty 3 Year Limited
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