Exabyte VXA-2 8mm Tape Drive

Exabyte VXA-2 Internal

Tandberg Data’s award-winning Technology enables VXA™ drives to read and write data on tape using digital packets, just like the internet. The VXA technology provides far superior restore integrity, exceptional transfer speeds and scalable capacity. With CheckAfter Write™ and 4 level Reed-Solomon Error Correction, VXA products are the only tape devices that are up to 180x more likely to restore your data – even from a damaged tape.

Product Overview

  • Reliable entry level tape solution with superior restore integrity
  • Capacity of up to 160GB*
  • Transfer rates of up to 12MB/s
  • Award Winning, Disaster Tested VXA Packet Technology

The VXA-2 is the second-generation drive based on the award winning VXA packet technology, providing 160GB of data storage. VXA-2 is fully compatible with all VXA drives, media, and automation products currently available from IBM, Compaq, Apple, Fujitsu, Toshiba and others.

VXA Technology for reliability

Tandberg Data’s award-winning Technology enables VXA™ drives to read and write data on tape using digital packets, just like the internet. The VXA technology provides far superior restore integrity, exceptional transfer speeds and scalable capacity. With CheckAfter Write™ and 4 level Reed-Solomon Error Correction, VXA products are the only tape devices that are up to 180x more likely to restore your data – even from a damaged tape.

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.

Turnkey Solution

The Tandberg VXA-2 ships with Symantec’s Backup Exec QuickStart software and comes with 3 years warranty and support.

Media Compatibility

Tandberg Data’s VXA™ tape 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
Capacity (native)80 GB
Capacity (compressed)160 GB
Transfer Rate (native)6 MB/s
Transfer Rate (compressed)12 MB/s
Buffer Size2 MB
File Access Time10
System InterfaceSCSI Ultra2 LVD/ FireWire IDE
Tape Alert Compliantno
Drive Warranty3 years
Recording formatVXA-2
Backward writeVXA-1
Backward readVXA-1
Hard Read Error Rate (less than)10^-17
Reed Solomon ECCyes
MTBF300,000 hours
Height (Internal Drive)41.2 mm
Width (Internal Drive)146 mm
Depth (Internal Drive)203 mm
Weight (Internal Drive)1 kg
Height (External Drive)86 mm
Width (External Drive)227 mm
Depth (External Drive)285 mm
Weight (External Drive)3 kg
Power Consumption (operating mode)8 W
Power requirements (External drive)100 – 240 V
Average load to BOT10
Aggregate sustained data rate (native)21,6 GB/h
Aggregate sustained data rate (compressed)43 GB/h
Data CartridgesX23, X10, X6
Temperature (operating)5 – 45
Temperature (non-operating)-40 – 60
Relative Humidity, operating20 – 80 %
Relative Humidity, Non-operating20 – 80 %
Regulatory Agency ApprovalsUL, CSA, IEC (bare drive),UL, CSA, IEC, FCC, CISPR, VDE,
MODELS
PARTNO.MODELDESCRIPTION
11400500Tandberg VXA-2 SCSI internal DriveTandberg VXA-2 Tape Drive, 80/160GB, 6/12MB/s 68-pin Ultra2 LVD/SE SCSI, internal, black, installation guide, 3 years warranty, 1 year Advanced Replacement Service
11400508Tandberg VXA-2 Internal Drive IDE – ATAPITandberg VXA-2 Internal bare drive, black, IDE – ATAPI, installation guide, 3 years warranty, 1 year advanced replacement service
11402502Tandberg VXA-2 SCSI internal Drive KitTandberg VXA-2 Tape Drive Kit, 80/160GB, 6/12MB/s, 68-pin Ultra2 LVD/SE SCSI, internal, black, X23 data & cleaning cartridge, Symantec Backup Exec QuikStart, installation guide, 3 years warranty, 1 year Advanced Replacement Service
11502500Tandberg VXA-2 SCSI external Drive KitTandberg VXA-2 Tape Drive Kit, 80/160GB, 6/12MB/s 68-pin Ultra2 LVD/SE SCSI, external, white, X23 data & cleaning cartridge, Symantec Backup Exec QuikStart, installation guide, 3 years warranty, 1 year Advanced Replacement Service
11502502Tandberg VXA-2 Firewire external Drive KitTandberg VXA-2 Tape Drive, Firewire, 80/160GB, 6/12MB/s X23 tape, cleaning tape, black, external, X23 data & cleaning cartridge, EMC Retrospect Backup Software, kitted, installation guide, 3 years warranty, 1 year Advanced Replacement Service

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.