A technological breakthrough for data backup, collection and archiving, the DTF (Digital Tape Format) Tape Drive and Data Cassette was developed by Sony in 1995 as an Information Archival Solution. The DTF Digital Data Cartridge has been recognized as the international ISO/IEC 15731 standard format for use in 1/2-inch DTF (Digital Tape Format) drives.
Metal tape technology, with its excellent reputation earned and recognized at broadcast stations around the world, has been applied to the world of data storage to answer demands for speed and capacity. DTF utilizes this metal tape technology and therefore is a highly reliable data cartridge that has been refined and perfected based on the needs of demanding professionals.
Just one data cartridge makes it possible to record 12GB of uncompressed data on a GW-240S. Sony's GY-2120 Drive achieves a super fast data transfer rate of 12MB/second, and the ALDC (Adaptive Lossless Data Compression) technology makes possible a maximum of more than 100GB of recorded data.
The GW Tape has been designed with magnetic stability in mind. Employing Sony's unique HDA (High-Density Alloy) magnetic particles together with an extremely fine and uniform surface protective layer, the DTF possesses outstanding archival characteristics.
High density packing of ultra-fine magnetic particles, combined with the most suitable calendering (compression and heat-added) treatment to produce an extremely smooth surface, has resulted in tapes with the potential for extremely high output and low error rates.
A high performance lubricant protects the tape surface, thereby controlling the friction index and maintaining optimum tape-to-head contact. Also, an increase in the cross-linkage of the binder further strengthens the magnetic layer and maintains a low error rate even with repeated use. In addition, production technology that minimizes tape shrinkage reduces tape deformation over time, and as such high precise stable tracking is maintained over long periods.Product Highlights
- Storage capacity of 12GB native
- DTF digital data cartridge meets the ISO/IEC 15731 standard format
- A technology breakthrough for data backup, collection and archiving on 1/2" tape with proven helical scan technology
- HDA (High Density Alloy) magnetic particles combined with fine and uniform protective layer enhances archival characteristics
- Lubricant protects the tape's surface, controlling friction and maintaining optimum head-to-head contact