This new intelligent 8mm data tape cartridge technology developed by Sony is a cost-effective, high-speed, large-capacity tape storage ideal for business data backup, such as the backup of network servers. AIT uses the Sony-exclusive AME (Advanced Metal Evaporated) tape. 230M Advanced ME Tape that enables the recording and protection of over 35GB of data. Management and retrieval of data is made possible through the use of the revolutionary use of MIC (Memory in Cassette)

Key features

* The DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating is 20 times tougher than a standard oxidation layer.
* The Memory In Cassette (MIC) hardware consists of a EEPROM that is mounted within the data cartridge and includes a 5 pin interface to the drive.
* High-energy magnetic material, small particle size, and high packing density are the keys to making a high-output/low-noise tape.
* AIT drives are able to store & retrieve selected information directly from the chip and use this to provide realtime benefits customer applications.
* This protective layer dramatically improves abrasion resistance and overall tape durability.
* This results in a low initial error rate & extended recording life-even after repeated drive passes, output stays high & the error rate remains low.
* The information stored within the MIC consists of a combination of drive and user-generated information.
* Since AME tape uses no binder, its packing density is much higher than a conventional tape's, and it can be made with extremely fine particles.
* Compatible with AIT-1 & AIT-2 Drives
* The DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating is a protective carbon layer that approaches the hardness of diamond.
* High-output/low-noise tape characteristics enable long archival storage and a low error rate.
* This structure is optimised to produce a recording surface that exhibits higher values in magnetic affinity.
* The AME magnetic layers are made of 100% cobalt material.
* Higher values in magnetic affinity translate to improved levels of recording density and recording system performance.
* The magnetic material is deposited in a columnar structure directly on the base film in a vacuum chamber.