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VXA-172 Packet Tape Drive


Capacity On-Demand
Enterprise Level Performance
Low Cost of Implementation
Low Cost of Ownership

About the VXA-172 Packet Tape Drive

The VXA-172 provides enterprise level performance (up to 24MB/s) and the ability to grow as your data grows. First, by utilizing both the 80GB X6 (about $15) and the 172 GB X10 (about $30), the VXA-172 gives you the ability to buy only what you need and increase your capacity instantly. Second, the VXA-172 offers an industry first end user electronic upgrade to give you the ability to use the 320 GB X23 tapes down the road.

Huge Capacity! Up to 172 GB (On-Demand Uupgradeable to 320GB)

Fast Speed! Up to 86 GB/hour More than 4x speed of DAT72

On-demand capacity: X Tapes offer two tape capacities (172/86 GB for about $30 and 80/40 for $15) allowing you to only pay for the capacity you need

Backup for as little as $0.17/GB

Award Winning, Disaster Tested VXA Packet Technology

Compatible with all VXA-2 and VXA-320 dives and autoloaders from all manufacturers including IBM, Apple, Fujitsu/Siemens and Acer

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Attention VXA Users! Exabyte has released new firmware for the VXA-2 that will improve operational performance.

Prices and Configurations
To purchase the following products:

Find a local VAR or Purchase from an Exabyte Direct Marketer/Etailer by clicking on the links below.
Part Number Part Name Description US MSRP*
115.00700 VXA-172 External Packet Tape Drive VXA 86/172 GB, 12/24 MB/s tape drive, 68-pin HD LVD SCSI, ext, black, terminator, power cables (US and Europe), installation guide

114.00700 VXA-172 Internal Packet Tape Drive VXA 86/172 GB,12/24 MB/s Packet Tape drive, 68-pin HD LVD SCSI ,Internal, black, installation guide

1015452 VXA-172 to VXA-320 Drive On-Demand Upgrade Kit, MS Windows VXA-172 On-Demand Upgrade Kit Including: License Key, Upgrade Guide, X23 Tape














































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