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What is AIT?

AIT (Advanced Intelligent Tape) is a magnetic tape format developed by Sony Corporation.

AIT tapes contain a non-voliatile memory called Memory-in-Cassette (MIC). This memory stores data about the tape which can be read quickly by an AIT drive, without having to read data from the slower magnetic media.

AIT Magnetic Media

AIT uses Advanced Metal Evaporated (AME) tape. AME tape is created by vaporizing cobalt and depositing it directly on the base film.

AME tape technology gives AIT tape both high-capacity and exceptional durability. An AIT tape should support 30,000 media uses with an MTBF of 400,000 hours.

AIT Tape Capacities

AIT Tape SpecificationStorage Capacity
SDX125C25GB
SDX135C35GB
TAITE-20N20GB
TAIT1-40N/40C40GB
SDX236C36GB
SDX2-50C50GB
SDX2-50W50GB
SDX3-100C100GB
SDX3-100W100GB
SDX4-200C200GB
SDX4-200W200GB

AIT Physical Specifications

AIT tapes are 95mm x 62.5mm x 15.0mm. This compact format of AIT tapes is very convenient for use in 3.5" drive bays.

AIT Alternatives

AIT alternatives include DLT and LTO.



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