Exabyte 220
Automated 8mm Tape Library


Features & Benefits, Specifications
Data Sheets (pdf format)

Exabyte 220 Automated 8mm Library
Typical installations: Large client-server networks, large departmental applications servers.

Supported applications: Lights out data center operations, unattended network backup/restore, remote storage, automated archiving, imaging and heirarchical storage management.

The Exabyte 220 backs up up to 3 TB of data per hour. Available with up to two Exabyte M2 or Mammoth tape drives, the library accommodates 20 Exabyte AME data cartridges in either a rack-mount or standalone configuration. Durable robotics assure reliability in all operations. The library features a multi-lingual scroll-down LCD screen, two removable cartridge magazines and standard bar code scanner.

Exabyte libraries are fifth-generation products that consistently demonstrate the highest levels of reliability and software compatibility. Their use can cut data management cost and time by 50 percent. Recognized as the world leader in data storage automation, Exabyte has shipped more tape libraries than any other company. The installed base of Exabyte tape drives and libraries today exceeds 1.5 million units.

  220 Automated 8mm Tape Library
Bullet - (2.gif - 0.1 K) Up to 3 TB capacity*
Bullet - (2.gif - 0.1 K) Data throughput of up to
216 GB per hour*
Bullet - (2.gif - 0.1 K) >1,250,000 MCBF
Bullet - (2.gif - 0.1 K) Compatible with industry-leading software applications
Bullet - (2.gif - 0.1 K) Scalable solution: accommodates up to 2 Mammoth-2 or Mammoth drives and 20 Exabyte AME data cartridges
* "Compressed" specifications assume a 2.5:1 compression ratio. Compression, capacity and throughput will vary dependent upon type of data and system configuration. All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Field upgradable Protects the customer investment
Multi-drive capability Allows faster transfer of data and provides fault tolerance
Rack and tower configurations Provides installation flexibility
Bar code scanner capability Reduces media inventory time and improves file management
Front access Direct access to drives and media, improving serviceability
Key lock with electronic override Provides data security and insures safe operation
LCD display Menu-driven interface provides easy operation and supplies user with instant library status
Removable magazines Facilitates off-line storage

Exabyte 220 8mm Automated Library

Exabyte's comprehensive, award-winning support services are available internationally. Resources include technical support, reseller support, fax-on-demand, technical training, e-mail, and service and repair.

Exabyte tape drives and tape libraries are available as consumer-ready kitted products or as integration components. Contact us for further information.


    3 TB, compressed
    1.2 TB, native
    800 GB, compressed
    400 GB, native

Data Transfer Rate, Aggregate
    Up to 216 GB per hour, compressed
    Up to 43.2 GB per hour, compressed

Cartridge Access Time
<10 seconds

SCSI-2 Fast
LVD (Mammoth and Mammoth-2)
Narrow/Single-ended (Mammoth)

    > 1,250,000 mean cycles between failures
Drive MTBF:
    Mammoth-2: 300,000 hours
    Mammoth: 250,000 hours

Recording Method
Helical scan

Operating temperature:
    5 C to 35 C (41 F to 95 F)
Nonoperating temperature:
    - 20 C to 60 C (-40 F to 140 F)
Relative humidity, noncondensing, operating:
    20% to 80%

100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 HZ
Auto-switching power supply
50 watts minimum
110 watts maximum

Dimensions (HxWxD)
    22 in. x 9.5 in. x 21.4 in.
    55.9 cm x 24.1 cm x 54.4 cm
Rack mount:
    8.65 in. x 19 in. x 21 in.
    22.3 cm x 48.3 cm x 53.3 cm
Shipping package:
    17.0 in. x 30.75 in. x 30.0 in.
    43.2 cm x 78.1 cm x 76.2 cm
Rack mount:
    16.0 in. x 26.5 in. x 30.25 in.
    40.6 cm x 67.3 cm x 76.8 cm

Weights cited include two tape drives, two data cartridge magazines and 20 data cartridges.
Standalone weight:
    89.5 lbs./40.6 kg
Rack mount weight:
    70.9 lbs./32.16 kg
Standalone shipping weight:
    131.2 lbs./59.5 kg
Rack mount shipping weight:
    108.4 lbs./49.17 kg

Agency Certifications

Warranty Three year warranty

Customer-ready Configuration
The 220 library includes one or two Mammoth-2 or Mammoth drives, robotics and enclosure as well as the following items:
Power cord
SCSI cable
SCSI terminators
Exabyte Cleaning Cartridge
(not included with Mammoth-2)
20 EXAbyte 225m AME or 170m AME Data Cartridges
Two data cartridge magazines
Installation and Operation Manual

* Assumes 2.5:1 compression ratio.
**Compression capacity and throughput will vary dependent upon type of data and system configuration.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.