Exabyte 8505S and 8505XL 8mm Drives

Exabyte 8505 8mm Tape Drive

Exabyte’s flagship product, 8505XL, provides the latest in 8mm tape drive capacity, performance and reliability while protecting end-user hardware and data cartridge investments.

The Exabyte 8505XL maintains full read and write interchange ability with the original, popular 8mm tape drives. Accurate data compression is assured through the industry-leading Compression Integrity Check . This feature typically doubles the native capacity and transfer rate of the drive.

Exabyte 8505XL Specifications
Capacity14 GB (EXATAPETM 160mXL)*
7 GB uncompressed
Data transfer rate60 MB/min.*
30 MB/min. uncompressed
Recording method8mm helical scan
Compression methodIDRC
Device reliability160,000 hours MTBF
16,000 hours head life
InterfaceSCSI-1 and SCSI-2
Power requirements, internal15 watts typical
Power, externalIndependent auto-switching
100 to 240 VAC
Form factor, internal5.25-inch half-high
Dimensions, external3 in. (h) x 9 in. (w) x 11 in. (d)
(7.6 cm x 22.9 cm x 27.9 cm)
Weight, internal2.6 lbs. (1.2 kg)
Weight, external8 lbs. (3.6 kg)
MediaEXATAPETM 160mXL or 112m
Exabyte Premium Cleaning cartridge
* Assumes 2:1 compression ratio. Actual results vary dependent upon data types.

 

Exabyte 8505S Specifications
Capacity10 GB (EXATAPETM 112mXL)*
5 GB uncompressed
Data transfer rate60 MB/min.*
30 MB/min. uncompressed
Recording method8mm helical scan
Compression methodIDRC
Device reliability160,000 hours MTBF
16,000 hours head life
InterfaceSCSI-1 and SCSI-2
Power requirements, internal15 watts typical
Power, externalIndependent auto-switching
100 to 240 VAC
Form factor, internal5.25-inch half-high
Dimensions, external3 in. (h) x 9 in. (w) x 11 in. (d)
(7.6 cm x 22.9 cm x 27.9 cm)
Weight, internal2.6 lbs. (1.2 kg)
Weight, external8 lbs. (3.6 kg)
MediaEXATAPETM 112m
Exabyte Premium Cleaning cartridge
* Assumes 2:1 compression ratio. Actual results vary dependent upon data types.

Chris Whitehead

Chris Whitehead is a tape drive repair and data storage expert based in Reading, Berkshire, providing tape drive repair and data storage solutions across the UK.