Exabyte Shipping VXA-2 PacketLoader

Exabyte Corporation is now shipping the VXA-2 PacketLoader 1x10 1U with FireWire 800. The VXA-2 tape drives and cartridges are designed for secure backup of digital media. The VXA-2 features FireWire 800 support and up to two weekes of unattended backups. According to Exabyte:

Exabyte Corporation, a performance and value leader in tape backup systems, announced today the release of the VXA-2 PacketLoader 1x10 1U with FireWire 800 – the first and only tape autoloader that features FireWire 800 connectivity in a 1U form factor. This autoloader is a breakthrough storage solution for Mac users because it provides two weeks of unattended backup (up to 1.6 TB of capacity in ten 160 GB* cartridges) and includes a rack mount kit, cables, backup software and a cleaning tape,

With its FireWire 800 connectivity, its outstanding capacity, and its value-pricing, the VXA-2 PacketLoader 1x10 1U makes it possible for Mac users to upgrade from single tape drives to a cost-effective and reliable VXA-2 automated backup solution.

The Apple Xserve and VXA-2 PacketLoader are perfect complements that provide a complete storage solution for Mac users with intensive data storage needs. By simply connecting one FireWire 800 cable from the back of the Xserve to the back of the VXA-2 PacketLoader, Mac users achieve an instant backup solution for their Xserve that provides flawless, automated backup and restore for their data.

You can find more information about the VXA-2 PacketLoader 1x10 1U with FireWire 800 at the Exabyte Corporation Web site. The VXA-2 is avaiable for US$2,999.00.