Exabyte intros Mammoth-2 library
At Comdex last month, Exabyte launched the X80 MammothTape library, targeting large application server and storage network environments. The SAN-optimized library, which began shipping last month with Mammoth-1 drives, will support Mammoth-2 next month. An 8-drive/80-slot Mammoth-1 library provides up to 1.6TB of uncompressed capacity and has a 24MBps native transfer rate. With eight Mammoth-2 drives, capacity increases to 4.8TB and transfer rate to 96MBps. The X80 also features a Java-based Web browser for remote management and control via an out-of-band Ethernet connection. Pricing starts at $30,445 for a 2-drive/40-slot model; an 8-drive/ 80-slot model lists for $65,410.