Exabyte Corp.’s has released its new Mammoth-2 (M2) automated storage products. The larger two of the Mammoth-2 set – the X80 and X200 models – will also add SAN-readiness with native fibre to the drive as of April 2000. A CrossRoads router housed in the X80 and X200 models serves to simulate a fibre connection. The X80 features up to eight drives and 80 tape slots for a possible capacity of 12TB and a transfer rate up to 864GB per hour. It has a half-rack footprint, allowing two units per rack. The X200 enterprise-class model can hold up to 10 drives and 200 tape slots, and it has a capacity of up to 30TB at a transfer rate up to 1TB per hour. Two smaller models are geared to the small-and medium-sized markets: the EZ17 with one drive and seven cartridges, and the 220, with one or two drives and 20 cartridges. Customers who purchased M1 products between May 1999 and March 2000 can get a free upgrade to M2 simply by exchanging the drive. List pricing for the M2 line base models is $54,349 for the X200, $47,720 for the X80, $23,359 for the 220 and $11,527 for the EZ17. Exabyte in Boulder, Colo., is on-line at http://www.exabyte.com.
Prices listed are in US currency.