Sun Microsystems has introduced its T10000 enterprise tape drive, which extends the performance delivered via StorageTek's earlier T-Series drives to provide businesses with access to large volumes of information.
The T10000 enterprise tape drive has a throughput rate (120 megabytes/second), capacity of up to 500 gigabytes uncompressed--or a terabyte of compressed data on a single cartridge--and Fibre Channel and FICON dual-port connectivity. The T10000 delivers a 250% increase in density and 400% increase in throughput speeds over the earlier StorageTek T9940B drive. Future generations of the T10000 will feature expanded capacity up to one terabyte uncompressed on a single cartridge.
As part of the focus on its data management capabilities, the company also unveiled its data storage portfolio that has been created as a result of the recently closed StorageTek acquisition.