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Freecom TapeWare DLT -VS160es tape drive 80 GB

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TapeWare DLT
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TapeWare DLT-VS160es
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Long product name Freecom TapeWare DLT -VS160es tape drive 80 GB :
The short editorial description of Freecom TapeWare DLT -VS160es tape drive 80 GB

TapeWare DLT-VS160es External 80-160GB, Beige
Freecom TapeWare DLT -VS160es tape drive 80 GB:
The official marketing text of Freecom TapeWare DLT -VS160es tape drive 80 GB as supplied by the manufacturer

Key features:
- Up to 160 GB capacity with hardware data compression on a single cartridge.
- Up to 16 MB/s data transfer rate.
- 160 GB backup in less than 3 hours.
- Compact 5,25 inch half height form factor.
- Read compatible with DLT1, DLT-VS80 and DLT4000.
- Internal or external solution.
- 250.000 hrs MTBF at a 100% duty cycle.
- Supports virtually all operating Systems and platforms.

Short summary description Freecom TapeWare DLT -VS160es tape drive 80 GB:
This short summary of the Freecom TapeWare DLT -VS160es tape drive 80 GB data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.

Freecom TapeWare DLT TapeWare DLT-VS160es, DLT, 2:1, 16-bit Ultra 160 SCSI-3 LVD, 5.25", 285 tracks, Beige

Long summary description Freecom TapeWare DLT -VS160es tape drive 80 GB:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Freecom TapeWare DLT -VS160es tape drive 80 GB based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

Freecom TapeWare DLT-VS160es, TapeWare DLT. Type: DLT, Compression ratio: 2:1, Interface: 16-bit Ultra 160 SCSI-3 LVD. Native capacity: 80 GB, Compressed capacity: 160 GB, Recording density: 175 kbit/inch. Supported data transfer rates: 8 - 16 MB/sec. Power requirements: + 5V/+12V, Power consumption (typical): 14 W. Weight: 3.5 kg

Internal *
The product is built in.
Type *
Characteristics of the device.
Compression ratio *
The ratio between the uncompressed file size and compressed size. Thus a representation that compresses a 10MB file to 2MB has a compression ratio of 10/2 = 5, often notated as an explicit ratio, 5:1 (read "five" to "one"), or as an implicit ratio, 5/1.
Interface *
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
16-bit Ultra 160 SCSI-3 LVD
Form factor
The shape or design of the product.
Logical recording format
Logical recording format type.
285 tracks
Product colour
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Access time
90000 ms
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
Statistical model used to indicate product/mechanism reliability; expressed in hours and percentage of duty cycle. This number (in hours) does not indicate the mean time before failure for a single unit/mechanism.
250000 h
Read/write head life
30000 h
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows, NetWare, Linux, MAC OS, Unix, SUN Solaris, Silicon Graphics, IBM AIX
Native capacity *
Actual medium capacity without applying compression.
80 GB
Compressed capacity *
The maximum storage capacity of a storage medium when applying data compression. Usually measured in bytes e.g. gigabytes (GB). Sometimes the conditions are mentioned for reaching the maximum capacity mentioned, like tape length, the number of storage units, or the type of storage equipment/medium.
160 GB
Recording density
The density of written data
175 kbit/inch
Track density
570 tpi
Data transmission
Supported data transfer rates
Rates at which data can be transferred. May vary according to network configurations.
8 - 16 MB/sec
Power requirements
+ 5V/+12V
Power consumption (typical)
Amount of power consumed by this model, often expressed in watts (W). Typical values that manufacturers give are power consumption when off, standby/suspended mode, typical use, maximum usage.
14 W
Operational conditions
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
20 - 80%
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
10 - 40 °C
Weight & dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
3.5 kg
Packaging content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
TapeWare XE
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
310 x 197 x 115 mm
Data compression
Customer service details