Exabyte StorageLoader VXA-2

Exabyte VXA StorageLoader

The StorageLoader VXA-2 offers a unique combination of capacity, data reliability, transfer speed and price for this class of automation products. In addition to its compact 1U, rack-mountable form factor, it offers a midrange feature set, including a barcode reader standard, random library operation and optional remote management.

Product Overview

  • 10-cartridge capacity
  • Up to 1.6 TB of compressed storage
  • Up to 43 GB/Hr* transfer speed
  • VXA X Tapes are available in three different cartridge capacities (20/40GB, 40/80 GB and 80/160 GB) enabling Capacity on Demand (CoD)
  • Up to 2 weeks of unattended backup
  • Slim, 1U form factor
  • Standard barcode reader, remote management, allowing monitoring from anywhere in the world
  • Disaster tested: VXA Packet technology offers the most reliable restore in tape
  • Affordable: get tape automation for about the cost of a single tape drive
  • 3 years warranty, 1 year Advanced Exchange on component level

The StorageLoader VXA-2 offers a unique combination of capacity, data reliability, transfer speed and price for this class of automation products. In addition to its compact 1U, rack-mountable form factor, it offers a midrange feature set, including a barcode reader standard, random library operation and optional remote management. The field-replaceable drive allows for easy upgrades to future gen­erations of VXA drives without the cost of buying a whole new box.

The StorageLoader VXA-2 offers dramatically higher data reliability than comparable tape automation due to its ground-breaking VXA Packet Technology.

Over three successive generations, VXA products have been disaster-tested by Tandberg Data and independent labs under the most severe conditions – including violent vibration, immersion in volcanic dust, boiling water and hot coffee, and even freezing cartridges in ice – to assure reliable and complete data restores.

Tandberg Data’s VXAtape™ cartridges are the perfect complement to VXA technology. They provide the necessary features needed for Tandberg VXA tape drives, autoloaders, and libraries. Imation Corporation is the exclusive worldwide distributor of VXA tapes.

*assumes 2:1 data compression

 

SPECIFICATIONS
Drive TechnologyVXA-2
Number of Drives1
Number of Slots10
Capacity (native)800 GB
Capacity (compressed)1600 GB
InterfaceSCSI-2 Ultra2 LVD/ FireWire
Cartridge Loadingmail slot
Temperature (non-operating)-40 – 60
Temperature (operating)5 – 40
Relative Humidity, operating (non-condensing)20 – 80 %
Relative Humidity, Non-operating (non-condensing)20 – 80 %
Form Factor1U/ Rackmount
Height4.36
Width44.8
Depth68.6
Web Administrationyes
Magazineno
Rackmount-optionincluded
Barcode Readeryes
Additional Interface10BaseT Ethernet
Recording FormatVXA-2
Hard Read Error Rate (less than)10^-17
MTBF300,000 hours
Power Consumption100 – 240
Certification MarksCE, UL, C-UL. GS/TÜF, VCCI, CSA, VDE, FCC, CISPR
MODELS
PARTNO.MODELDESCRIPTION
119.00500Tandberg StorageLoader VXA-21u Rackmount SdtorageLoader VXA,VXA-2 drive-installed,barcode reader,96 barcode lables,10 slots,US/Intl power cords,(1) 2 meter 68 pin HD to HD LVD SCSI cable,(1) HD LVD active terminator,cleaning tape,4 post rackmount hardware, CD w/Product documentation/install tools, 10′ sheilded ethernet cable for remote management, Symantec Backup Exec Quick Start Edition, 3 years ADEX
119.00500GVTStorageLoader VXA-2, GSA CompliantGSA Compliant 1U Rackmount StorageLoader, VXA-2 drive-installed, barcode reader, 96 barcode lables, 10 slots, US/Intl power cords, (1) 2 meter 68 pin HD to HD LVD SCSI cable, (1) HD LVD active terminator, cleaning tape, 4 post rackmount hardware, Quick install guide. CD w/Product documentation/install tools, 3 years ADEX.
119.00510Tandberg StorageLoader VXA-2 Plus1u Rackmount StorageLoader VXA ,VXA-2 drive-installed,barcode reader,96 barcode lables,10 slots,US/Intl power cords,(1) 2 meter 68 pin HD to HD LVD SCSI cable,(1) HD LVD active terminator,cleaning tape,4 post rackmount hardware, CD w/Product documentation/install tools, 10′ sheilded ethernet cable for remote management, Symantec Backup Exec Quick Start Edition, 3 years ADEX
119.00510GVTStorageLoader VXA-2 Plus GSA CompliantGSA Compliant 1U Rackmount StorageLoader, VXA-2 drive-installed, barcode reader, 96 barcode lables, 10 slots, US/Intl power cords,(1) 2 meter 68 pin HD to HD LVD SCSI cable, (1) HD LVD active terminator, cleaning tape,4 post rackmount hardware, Quickstart setup and install guide. CD w/Product documentation/install tools, 10′ sheilded ethernet cable for remote management, 3 years ADEX
119.00525StorageLoader VXA Tabletop EnclosureTabletop Enclosure for use with all StorageLoader VXAs
119.11500Tandberg StorageLoader VXA-2 Firewire1u Rackmount StorageLoader VXA,VXA-2 drive-installed,barcode reader,96 barcode lables,10 slots,US/Intl power cords,(1) 2 meter 68 pin HD to HD LVD SCSI cable,(1) HD LVD active terminator,cleaning tape,4 post rackmount hardware,Quickstart setup and install guide. CD w/Product documentation/install tools, 10′ sheilded ethernet cable for remote management,Dantz Retrospect Backup Workgrou/SingleServer (No Clients) for MacOS/WindowsOS, 3 years ADEX
9602-VXAVXA-2 to VXA-320 FireWire Autoloader Upgrade Drive KitUsed to convert StorageLoader VXA-2 Firewire to VXA-320, doubling capacity and speed. Includes VXA-3 20 IDE Upgrade drive, serial jumper cable, Quick Installation Guide, 3 years ADEX

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.