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SCSI Interface Tape Drive Emulation

The Arraid TES-6 system provides a new and warranted equipment replacement for aging and refurbished tape drives that adhere to the SCSI standard. The TES-6 replaces both SCSI 1/2" 9 track tape drives and 1/4" cartridge tape drives.


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The TES-6 is plug-compatible with the SCSI interface tape drive, 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.

No host system software or controller changes are required to replace a refurbished 9 track tape drive with the TES-6.

The TES-6 provides a complete bridge between older host system and the TES's modern solid state ARRAID Flash Drive (AFD), replacing tape cartridges and reels with industrial grade CompactFlash (CF) removable media. Free yourself from hard to replace tape cartridges, difficult 9 track tape loading procedures, failing tape sensors, and vacuum pumps. SCSI tape drives have been widely used on computer systems since the 80s with specialized operations and hardware that can not always be rehosted on a simple PC.

The TES-6 offers a new solid state equipment replacement for failing and refurbished SCSI tape drives. While refurbished cartridge and 9 track tape drives are limited in their availability, refurbished tape drives commonly fail within a few months resulting in system down time.

The TES-2 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-2, with MTBF of 200,000+ hours and significantly more when using the solid state AFD. The TES-6 can replace an existing drive, such as the HP 88780S, or may be added to the existing tape drive chain. The base model has a single-ended SCSI interface with a differential option available for HP 88780B emulation.

Additional TES-6 options include AFD network (backup & restore), mirroring, Ethernet based tape data access, and replacement of tape reels with solid state ARRAID Flash Drive (AFD) configured as a magneto optical or PCMCIA flash card media. No refurbished cartridge or 9 track tape drive can match the reliability, features and customer support provided by choosing the TES-6 to replace your aging SCSI tape drive. 

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


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