StorageTek Libraries Support T9840B & Super Tape Drives

StorageTek(R) (Storage Technology Corp.) today announced that its TimberWolf(R) 9710 tape libraries have added support for the newly released T9840B and backward-read compatible Super DLT (SDLT) tape drives.

Previously offered with the T9840A and DLT 7000 tape drives, the total capacity and performance of the TimberWolf 9710 will be significantly improved with the T9840B and SDLT tape drives, both of which enable customers to maximize their equipment investments and extend the longevity of their TimberWolf 9710 by doubling the library’s performance and tripling its capacity.

“StorageTek’s commitment to protecting customers’ technology investments and increasing the value of deployed products and solutions just took another step forward with this announcement. By enabling support for the T9840B and SDLT tape drives in the TimberWolf 9710, StorageTek offers customers freedom of choice in state-of-the-art tape technology. Now they can more cost effectively meet the growing storage needs of their enterprises,” said Pete Koliopoulos, StorageTek director of Marketing, Automated Tape Solutions.

The T9840B and SDLT tape drives for the TimberWolf 9710 will be available worldwide starting Dec. 1, 2001. List pricing for the T9840B with the 2 GB/sec Fibre Channel interface is approximately $38,000 and the SCSI interface lists for approximately $33,000. The list price of the SDLT backward-read compatible drive is approximately $11,500.

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