Exabyte Mammoth-2 (M2)

Tape Drive

Features & Benefits, Specifications

Exabyte Mammoth 2Exabyte's new M2 is the best enterprise-level high performance tape drive engineered for the midrange market.

The fastest tape drive in its class, M2 delivers a 30 MB per second compressed transfer rate, and a capacity of up to 150 GB (60 GB native). Ideal for UNIX, NT and LINUX environments, M2 automatically scales its performance to match the host system, without impacting server efficiency.

The superior speed and capacity of M2 are invaluable for companies that need to store large amounts of data and retrieve them quickly and easily. M2 is a self-cleaning tape drive, equipped with conditioning heads and a dynamic cleaning wheel. Superior 225 AME media features Exabyte's exclusive SmartClean™ technology with a section of cleaning tape at the beginning of each data cartridge.

For scalable data storage solutions that will work now and in the future, Exabyte's MammothTape™ technology provides a robust roadmap into the 21st century.


Fast data transfer rate Built for performance, backing-up 150 GB in under 1.5 hours
Exabyte 8mm backward compatibility Read: Mammoth-LT, Mammoth and Mammoth-2
Read and write: Mammoth-2
Dynamic Head Cleaner Provides preventative maintenance by automatically cleaning the read/write heads at every load cycle
TapeAlert™ compatible Automatic device monitoring and diagnostics for preventative maintenance and error recovery
LCD display Provides drive status in multiple languages for ease of use
Partitioning Allows for up to 64 partitions enabling faster access to data
Multi-option SCSI interface, including low voltage differential (LVD) Easy integration to PCs, workstations and servers
Three-year, advance exchange-extendible warranty Proven reliability.
Best warranty in its class

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Tape Length - 75m, 150m, 225m
50 GB, 100 GB, 150 GB (compressed)
20 GB, 40 GB, 60 GB (native)

Transfer rate, sustained:
   30 MB per second, compressed
     (108 GB per hour)
   12 MB per second, native
     (43.2 GB per hour)
Transfer rate, burst:
   LVD, 80 MB per second
   Fibre Channel, 100 MB per second
Search rate, nominal (20 GB):
    60 second
   Load to ready:
    < 17 seconds

Low-voltage differential (LVD)
Fibre Channel
   (Available January 2000)

Buffer size
32 MB

Data Integrity
BER < 1 in 1017

MTBF> 300,000 hours
Read-after-write verification

Recording Method
Advanced 8mm helical scan

Read and Write Formats
Read and write: Mammoth-2
Read: Mammoth-LT, Mammoth
   and Mammoth-2

Operating temperature:
   5° C to 45° C (41° F to 113° F)
Nonoperating temperature:
   - 20° C to 60° C (4° F to 140° F)
Relative humidity, noncondensing, operating:
   20% to 80%
   +5 VDC, +12 VDC
   16 watts typical

Dimensions (HxWxD)
   1.63 in. x 5.75 in. x 8 in.
   4.14 cm x 14.61 cm x 20.32 cm

   3 lbs./1.36 kg.

Head Life
   50,000 hours

Media Life
   > 20,000 passes

Agency Certifications
UL, CSA, IEC (bare drive)
   VDE, TUV (tabletop enclosure)

* "Compressed" specifications assume a 2.5:1 compression ratio.
Compression capacity and throughput will vary depending on type of data
and system configuration. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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