December 17, 1996 1:45 PM ET
Sony introduces new SCSI tape drive
By Margaret Kane

  Sony Electronics Corp. has introduced a new SCSI-tape drive designed for archiving, client/server and midrange computer systems.

The ADI-1150 drive has a transfer rate of 15M bps over SCSI-2 Fast and Wide interfaces. It has a maximum capacity of 52G bytes of uncompressed data.

The drive has a bit error rate of 10 to 13 and can add variable rate buffers for acquisition of raw data via third-party interfaces. It is compatible with Sony Petasite storage systems and other storage devices.

The drive will be available in January at an estimated retail price of $59,500.

Sony is based in Montvale, N.J.

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