Midrange tape systems: Meeting demand
- By John x_Zyskowski
- Jun 17, 2002
The competitive market for midrange tape systems is a real bonus for buyers, who benefit from swift product enhancements and favorable prices. Here's a look at current and future offerings.
ManufacturerFormatCurrent Performance*List PriceNext-Generation Performance*Next-Generation Availability
|Quantum Corp.||SDLT 320||160/16||$4,500||320/32||Early 2004
|Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM Corp., Seagate Technology LLC||LTO Ultrium 1||100/10||**$5,000||200/20||Early 2003
|Sony Corp. of America||AIT-3||100/12||Less than $4,000||200/24||Late 2003
|Exabyte Corp.||M2||60/12||$4,300||250/24||Late 2003
* Storage capacity in gigabytes/Transfer rate in megabytes per second.
** Price for IBM's drive. Other manufacturers' prices may vary.