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TES-3

Raytheon Data Systems, Tape Drive Emulation

The TES-3 emulates reel-to-reel, half inch tape drives that connect to Raytheon Data Systems NRZI, PE or PE/NRZI Magnetic Tape Controller.

 

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The TES-3 is plug-compatible with the original RDS-500 tape drives, while using ARRAID's proprietary solid state 'ARRAID Flash Drive' (AFD) to store data. Internal TES rotating drives (disk, tape & magneto-optic) can still be supported upon request.

These drives were used on computers made by Raytheon Data Systems, such as the RDS-500. Tape speed is typically 45ips, Start/Stop only. Recording densities from 800bpi NRZ mode to 1600fpi PE. The TES-3 can replace an existing drive and formatter. An existing formatter and its supported drive may be connected to the TES-3 using a special cable available from Arraid.

No host system software or controller changes are required to replace a refurbished 9 track tape drive with the TES-3.

The TES-3 provides a complete bridge between the original RDS-500 tape drives host controller and the TES's solid state ARRAID Flash Drive (AFD).

Additional TES-3 options include disk to disk backup, disk to tape backup, AFD network (backup & restore) and mirroring. No refurbished SMD replacement can match the reliability, features and customer support provided by choosing the TES-3 to replace your aging and refurbished RDS-500 tape drives.

Additional TES-3 options include AFD network (backup & restore) offering Ethernet based tape data access, and replacement of tape reels with solid state ARRAID Flash Drive (AFD) configured as a magneto optical or legacy PCMCIA flash card media. No refurbished Pertec interface tape drive can match the reliability, features and customer support provided by choosing the TES-3 to replace your aging Pertec tape drive.

The TES-3 is provided as new equipment, allowing customers to utilize SCSI drives or ARRAID's proprietary solid state 'ARRAID Flash Drive' (AFD) installed in the TES-3, with MTBF of 200,000+ hours and significantly more when using the solid state AFD.

Contact Arraid today to learn more about new tape drive replacements for aging computer systems.

Features

Features and Benefits

  • ARRAID Flash Drive (AFD) option is a Solid State SCSI disk replacing traditional mechanical SCSI drives (DAT, QIC, Tape & Magneto Optical Disk)
  • Additional features such as network backup, mirroring, restore and removable media can be added.
  • The CompactFlash (CF) media in the ARRAID Flash Drive (AFD) is treated exactly the same as the floppy disk media. All drive data is stored on the CF media as if were the original diskette media.
  • AFD network feature option offers LAN network (ethernet-based) back-up and restore capability directly from the AFD using the on board RJ45 Network port. No additional software or register changes are required to the legacy host. Including ARRAIDs FLASH2GUI Software, an optional ethernet support feature for centralised backup and restore capability lessening the reliance to rotate media.  Network option only available on TES with AFD network drive installed.
  • Easy to install. No hardware or software changes required, other than the drive itself.
    • Can replace or be added to existing drives.
  • Operating system, application and diagnostic software are supported as is.
  • An LCD Operator Panel provides full control over drive functions.
  • High reliability with near zero maintenance required.
    • Greater computer system availability with lower cost of ownership.
  • Replaces aging and refurbished 9 track Pertec formatted interface tape drives with a new solid state ARRAID Flash Drive (AFD)
  • Stores the content of multiple tape media on a single piece of CopactFlash (CF) media.
    • This allows for unattended operation (no tape reel changes) in many applications.
    • The space required for media storage is greatly reduced.

For More Information

Get the TES Data Sheet

Learn how the TES-3 replaces Pertec interface reel to reel tape drives using Tape Drive Emulation.

Unable to determine if the TES-3 is right for your application? Contact us here or use Live Chat to spreak with Arraid representatives to learn more. 

Contact

Arraid, LLC
26 W Lone Cactus #500,
Phoenix,
AZ 85027
Email: sales@arraid.com
Telephone: (480) 699-3047

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