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October 31, 1991


By CBR Staff Writer

The Ardat Inc Archive Corp subsidiary based in Costa Mesa, California says that Unisys Corp has chosen the Archive Python SCSI digital audio tape drive for use in its Unix-based computer systems: the drive will be available as a 5.25 internal option across the U 6000 Series providing up to 8Gb of storage on 4mm cassettes and up to 2Gb of storage by using an extended length 90m DDS; the drive incorporates a 3.5 mechanism with no belts or spring levers, a cast aluminum deck for and microprocessor controlled direct drive reel motors; the drive offers back-up speeds of up to 183Kb per second, 11Mb per minute, and by incorporating from two to 20 80486 processors, the U 6000/75/85 systems can support more than 1,000 users; the Archive Python is available from Unisys for around $5,000.

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