The EXB-8500 and EXB-8500c 8mm tape drives use helical-scan recording technology and read-and-write head pairs to achieve an uncompressed data transfer rate of 500 KB/sec. The EXB-8500c extends the performance of the EXB-8500 to a 10 GB capacity at a 1 MB/sec transfer rate (compressed). The EXB-8500 reads and writes 8200 and 8500 formats; the EXB-8500c writes 8200, 8200c, 8500, and 8500c data formats. The tape drives are designed to perform onboard error correction and error recovery, along with full read-after-write verification to ensure data integrity. The tape drives are available in two configurations: as internal tape drives and as external drives that provide the convenience of a standalone peripheral.
Capacity: (8mm EXATAPE, 112m)
EXB-8500: 5 GB EXB-8500c: 10 GB (compressed)*
Improved Data Recording Capability compression algorithm
Data transfer rate:
500 KB/sec, uncompressed 1 MB/sec, compressed*
Device reliability (mean time between failures):
MTBF: 40,000 hours
BER: <1 in 1017 bits Reed Solomon ECC
37.5 MB/sec, uncompressed 75 MB/sec, compressed*
32.7 IPS (75 times nominal)
* Compressed capacity based on typical 2:1 compression ratio. Ratio depends on type of data.