VXA-2 drives are huge in comparison—they hold four times as much. Exabyte recommends cleaning the VXA-2 drive after each 75 hours of use. The VXA-2 manufacturing process uses many of the same tool sets and test suites already developed for VXA-1 The only changes we’ve made were the ones needed to boost capacity and performance – advanced ferrite recording heads, PRML and an active rotor- for better signal processing, and an improved mechanism for precise tape handling – but without sacrificing reliability This means that VXA-2 comes to you as an exceptionally mature second-generation drive. Thinking of migrating from an old, slow, small DDS-4 drive? Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. Next, you load a tape and wait for the tape indicator to light up in solid green. Older technologies recorded by placing data in a continuous stream, parallel to the edges of the tape.

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How cool is that? Finally, connect the power cable.

Like linear recording, helical-scan recording looks at the data as a continuous stream. A CS is all about computer data archiving products for any storage needs to protect your vital data from any type of disaster.


Key Specs 4 Capacity: No cables or any other accessories included. When you power up the drive, its four LED indicators flash in sequence, letting you know that it is doing a self-test.

Includes just the unit, drjve other or additional cables, software or documentation. For or And, for even more high-capacity storage, VXA-2 adds one new cartridge, the V The drive is now ready for use.

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Too lazy to keep track? Like moving into a bigger house, these giant disk drives have more room for more stuff.

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If your backup needs are greater, VXA-2 is also available in either 7-tape or tape multicartridge autoloaders. It was pulled from a loader which passed internal diagnostic checks but has not been individually tested.

VXA tape drives format data in packets.

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And that means using tape drives. No other accessories included. Cleanliness is good not only for the soul, but for tape backup systems, too. This innovative approach to tape data storage was introduced with VXA-1 in You can be sure it’s ready to take the challenge of the most demanding uses and environments.


VSO enables VXA drives to adjust the tape speed to match the data-transfer rate of the computer furnishing the data. See each listing for international shipping options and costs.

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The external version of the drive includes a terminator, the internal version does not. VXA is a format with a future. Packets and variable speed make VXA different from other tape technologies. And, above all, never, ever rewind a cleaning cartridge! Older technologies recorded by placing data in a continuous stream, parallel to the edges of the tape.

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