Exabyte VXA-320 8mm Tape Drive

Exabyte VXA-320 8mm Tape Drive

The VXA-320 Packet Tape Drive, raises the bar for the level of protection and performance customers can expect for their investment. Built around the award-winning, disaster-tested packet technology, VXA-320 packet tape drives are the ideal choice for small and medium enterprises- offering up to 24MB/s* and 160/320GB (native/compressed) of data on a single tape.

Product Overview

  • Ideal choice for small and medium enterprises with capacity on demand
  • Capacity of to 320 GB – On-Demand Upgradeable to 320 GB*
  • Transfer rates of up to 86 GB/Hr*
  • SCSI-3 Ultra 160 or Hot-Plug/Hot-Swap FiWi 800 and USB 2.0 connectivity
  • Scalable: X Tapes offer three tape capacities (80/160/320 GB compressed) allowing you to only pay for the capacity you need
  • Disaster tested: VXA Packet technology offers the most reliable restore in tape TM
  • Award Winning, Disaster Tested VXA Packet Technology

The VXA-320 Packet Tape Drive, raises the bar for the level of protection and performance customers can expect for their investment. Built around the award-winning, disaster-tested packet technology, VXA-320 packet tape drives are the ideal choice for small and medium enterprises- offering up to 24MB/s* and 160/320GB (native/compressed) of data on a single tape.

Don’t need 320 GB of capacity? Like all previous generations of VXA, VXA-320 drives allow you to select the tape capacity that best suits your needs with three different tape capacities and corresponding prices. In addition to the 160GB/320 GB (X23 Packet Tape Cartridge), VXA-320 can also use the 86/172GB (X10 tape) and the 40/80GB (X6 tape) to minimize total cost of ownership.

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-320 ships with Symantec’s Backup Exec QuickStart software and comes with 3 years warranty and support.

Media Compatibility

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
Capacity (native)160 GB
Capacity (compressed)320 GB
Transfer Rate (native)12 MB/s
Transfer Rate (compressed)24 MB/s
Buffer Size8 MB
File Access TimeTBD
System InterfaceSCSI-3 Ultra 160, FiWi 800 and USB 2.0
Tape Alert Compliantno
Drive Warranty3 years
Recording formatVXA-320
Backward writeVXA-2
Backward readVXA-2
Hard Read Error Rate (less than)10^-17
Reed Solomon ECCyes
MTBF300,000 hours
Height (Internal Drive)41.5 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)286 mm
Weight (External Drive)3 kg
Power Consumption (operating mode)TBD W
Power requirements (External drive)100 – 240 V
Aggregate sustained data rate (native)43,2 GB/h
Aggregate sustained data rate (compressed)86 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, TUV (tabletop enclosure)
Form Factor5,25

 

MODELS
PARTNO.MODELDESCRIPTION
400670Tandberg VXA-320 Internal DriveTandberg VXA-320 Tape Drive, black, Ultra160 LVD SCSI3, install kit, installation and driver tools, 3 years warranty, 1 year advanced replacement service
502671Tandberg VXA-320 External Drive KitTandberg VXA-320 External Drive, 1 X23 data cartridge, 1 cleaning cartridge, Backup SW, terminator, power cables (US and Europe), Ultra160 LVD SCSI3, install kit, installation and driver tools, 3 years warranty, 1 year advanced replacement service
9201-VXATandberg VXA-320 External Kit – FireWire/USBTandberg VXA320 – External FireWire/USB drive Kit, black, incl. 1 X23 data cartridge, 1 cleaning cartridge, EMC Retropect SW, FireWire Cables (800 to 800, 800 to 400), USB 2.0 Cable, power cables (US and Europe), 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.