Tandberg targets entry-level markets
Expanding its line of scalar linear recording (SLR) drives and libraries into entry-level markets, Tandberg last month announced SLR Autoloaders. The autoloaders, which will be available next month, use either SLR24 or SLR50 (formerly MLR3) tape drives and can accommodate up to 8 cartridges for 48GB to 200GB of native capacity and transfer rates to 7.2GB per hour. The autoloaders are backward read-compatible with older SLR formats. They are available in table-top or rackmount configurations (two units fit side-by-side in a 19-in rack).