Exabyte 440/480
Automated 8mm Tape Libraries

Features & Benefits, Specifications
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Exabyte 440/480 Automated 8mm Library
Typical installations: Large enterprise application servers and networks.

Supported applications: Lights-out data center operations, unattended network backup/restore, remote storage, automated archiving, imaging and Hierarchical Storage Management.

With data throughput of up to 86.4 gigabytes per hour, Exabyte's 440 and 480 tape libraries back up 345 gigabytes in just four hours.

The libraries offer full support for data archiving, remote and near-online storage. The exabyte 440 and 480 also include security interlock, modular design, LCD screen and bar code reader for sophisticated data management. The Exabyte 440 includes two or four Exabyte Mammoth, or Eliant™ 820 tape drives and 40-data-cartridge capacity and easily upgrades to an Exabyte 480: four tape drives and 80-data-cartridge capacity.

  440-480 Automated 8mm Tape Libraries
Bullet - (2.gif - 0.1 K) Up to 3.2 TB capacity*
Bullet - (2.gif - 0.1 K) Data throughput of up to 86.4 GB per hour**
Bullet - (2.gif - 0.1 K) 1,750,000 MCBF
Bullet - (2.gif - 0.1 K) Compatible with over 60 industry-leading software applications
Bullet - (2.gif - 0.1 K) Highest capacity per cubic foot in industry
**Compressed with Exabyte Mammoth drives


Field upgradable Protects the customer investment, grows with storage needs
Multi-drive capability Allows faster transfer of data and provides fault tolerance
Rack and tower configurations Provides installation flexibility
Standard bar code support 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
Dedicated cleaning slot Automate drive cleaning operations or use as extra data cartridge
Entry/Exit port Allows cartridge access without disrupting library operations

Exabyte 440/480 8mm Automated Libraries

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 an Exabyte Contact us for further information.


With 80 170m AME cartridges:
    3.2 TB, compressed
    1.6 TB, uncompressed
With 80 160mXL cartridges:
    1.12 TB, compressed
    560 GB, uncompressed
With 40 170m AME cartridges:
    1.6 TB, compressed
    800 GB, uncompressed
With 40 160mXL cartridges:
    560 GB, compressed
    280 GB, uncompressed

Data Transfer Rate, Aggregate
With four Mammoth drives:
    24 MB, per second, compressed
    12 MB, per second, uncompressed
With four Eliant 820™:
    8 MB, per second, compressed
    4 MB, per second, uncompressed
With two Mammoth drives:
    12 MB, per second, compressed
    6 MB, per second, uncompressed
With two Eliant 820™:
    4 MB, per second, compressed
    2 MB, per second, uncompressed

Cartridge Access Time
<10 seconds

SCSI-2 Fast
Narrow/Single-ended or Differential (Mammoth and Eliant 820)
Wide/Differential (Mammoth)

    1,750,000 mean cycles between failures
Drive MTBF:
    Mammoth: 250,000 hours
    Eliant 820: 200,000 hours

Recording Method
8mm helical scan

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

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

Dimensions (HxWxD)
    25.5 in. x 19 in. x 26.8 in.
    64.8 cm x 48.3 cm x 68.1 cm
Rack mount:
    21 in. x 19 in. x 26.3 in.
    53.3 cm x 48.3 cm x 66.8 cm
Standalone: shipping package
    31.62 in. x 25.5 in. x 33.25 in.
    80.31 cm x 64.77 cm x 84.46 cm
Rack mount: shipping package
    27.62 in. x 24.25 in. x 33.12 in.
    70.15 cm x 61.59 cm x 84.12 cm

Weights cited include four tape drives, four data cartridge magazines and 40 data cartridges.
    211 lbs./95.9 kg
Rack mount:
    152 lbs./69.1 kg
Standalone: shipping weight
    238 lbs./110
Rack mount: shipping weight
    179 lbs./82 kg

Agency Certifications

Customer-ready Configuration
The Exabyte 440 and 480 libraries include two or four Mammoth, or Eliant 820 8mm tape drives. Also included are robotics and enclosure as well as the following items:
Bar code scanner and sample labels
Power cord
SCSI cable
SCSI terminators
Exabyte Premium or Mammoth Cleaning Cartridge
40 EXATAPE 8mm Data Cartridges
Installation and Operation Guide

* Assumes 2:1 compression ratio.
**Compression capacity and throughput will vary dependent upon type of data and system configuration.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.