Introducing the Imation RDX A8 Removable Hard Disk-Based Storage Library for the most demanding data storage needs of small- and medium-sized businesses. It combines the most important benefits of data storage tape with the best features of hard disks: high capacity, removable media, low cost per gigabyte, and rugged cartridge design, plus fast access and reliable performance. Removable drive cartridges range from 160GB to 1TB, for a total capacity of up to 8TB at a time. It offers backward and forward compatibility with all RDX cartridges, iSCSI-based networking, desktop or rackmount options, and a choice of Tape Emulation and JBOD operating modes. An ideal replacement for SMB tape libraries, the Imation RDX A8 can handle the most demanding data storage needs of small- and medium-sized businesses and still have room to grow.
Fast & efficient
Average sustained data transfer rates of up to 45MB/sec for high productivity. Random access provides shorter seek times than sequential access tape.
Can be configured for Tape Emulation mode or iSCSI Storage (JBOD) mode. Can be placed on a desktop or installed in a 2U rackmount space.
Ethernet connectivity for integration into existing business networks.
Scalable & compatible
Forward and backward compatible with all existing and future RDX cartridges from 160GB to 1TB.
Fewer moving parts than tape autoloaders; reduced risk of mechanical failure. Advanced power management; lower power consumption than tape drives.
Initial system investment is significantly lower than for a tape drive and autoloader.