VXA-2

Product Overview

  • Reliable entry level tape solution with superior restore integrity
  • Capacity of up to 160GB*
  • Transfer rates of up to 12MB/s
  • Award Winning, Disaster Tested VXA Packet Technology

The VXA-2 is the second-generation drive based on the award winning VXA packet technology, providing 160GB of data storage. VXA-2 is fully compatible with all VXA drives, media, and automation products currently available from IBM, Compaq, Apple, Fujitsu, Toshiba and others.

VXA Technology for reliability

Tandberg Data's award-winning Technology enables VXA™ drives to read and write data on tape using digital packets, just like the internet. The VXA technology provides far superior restore integrity, exceptional transfer speeds and scalable capacity. With CheckAfter Write™ and 4 level Reed-Solomon Error Correction, VXA products are the only tape devices that are up to 180x more likely to restore your data – even from a damaged tape.

Over three successive generations, VXA products have been disaster-tested by Tandberg Data and independent labs under the most severe conditions – including violent vibration, immersion in volcanic dust, boiling water and hot coffee, and even freezing cartridges in ice – to assure reliable and complete data restores.

Turnkey Solution

The Tandberg VXA-2 ships with Symantec's Backup Exec QuickStart software and comes with 3 years warranty and support.

Media Compatibility

Tandberg Data's VXA™ tape cartridges are the perfect complement to VXA technology. They provide the necessary features needed for Tandberg VXA tape drives, autoloaders, and libraries. Imation Corporation is the exclusive worldwide distributor of VXA tapes. For more information on media compatibility, click here.

*assumes 2:1 data compression

Specifications
Capacity (native) 80 GB
Capacity (compressed) 160 GB
Transfer Rate (native) 6 MB/s
Transfer Rate (compressed) 12 MB/s
Buffer Size 2 MB
File Access Time 10
System Interface SCSI Ultra2 LVD/ FireWire IDE
Tape Alert Compliant no
Drive Warranty 3 years
Recording format VXA-2
Backward write VXA-1
Backward read VXA-1
Hard Read Error Rate (less than) 10^-17
Reed Solomon ECC yes
MTBF 300,000 hours
Height (Internal Drive) 41.2 mm
Width (Internal Drive) 146 mm
Depth (Internal Drive) 203 mm
Weight (Internal Drive) 1 kg
Height (External Drive) 86 mm
Width (External Drive) 227 mm
Depth (External Drive) 285 mm
Weight (External Drive) 3 kg
Power Consumption (operating mode) 8 W
Power requirements (External drive) 100 - 240 V
Average load to BOT 10
Aggregate sustained data rate (native) 21,6 GB/h
Aggregate sustained data rate (compressed) 43 GB/h
Data Cartridges X23, X10, X6
Temperature (operating) 5 - 45
Temperature (non-operating) -40 - 60
Relative Humidity, operating 20 - 80 %
Relative Humidity, Non-operating 20 - 80 %
Regulatory Agency Approvals UL, CSA, IEC (bare drive),UL, CSA, IEC, FCC, CISPR, VDE,
Models
Partno. Model Description
11400500 Tandberg VXA-2 SCSI internal Drive Tandberg VXA-2 Tape Drive, 80/160GB, 6/12MB/s 68-pin Ultra2 LVD/SE SCSI, internal, black, installation guide, 3 years warranty, 1 year Advanced Replacement Service
11400508 Tandberg VXA-2 Internal Drive IDE - ATAPI Tandberg VXA-2 Internal bare drive, black, IDE - ATAPI, installation guide, 3 years warranty, 1 year advanced replacement service
11402502 Tandberg VXA-2 SCSI internal Drive Kit Tandberg VXA-2 Tape Drive Kit, 80/160GB, 6/12MB/s, 68-pin Ultra2 LVD/SE SCSI, internal, black, X23 data & cleaning cartridge, Symantec Backup Exec QuikStart, installation guide, 3 years warranty, 1 year Advanced Replacement Service
11502500 Tandberg VXA-2 SCSI external Drive Kit Tandberg VXA-2 Tape Drive Kit, 80/160GB, 6/12MB/s 68-pin Ultra2 LVD/SE SCSI, external, white, X23 data & cleaning cartridge, Symantec Backup Exec QuikStart, installation guide, 3 years warranty, 1 year Advanced Replacement Service
11502502 Tandberg VXA-2 Firewire external Drive Kit Tandberg VXA-2 Tape Drive, Firewire, 80/160GB, 6/12MB/s X23 tape, cleaning tape, black, external, X23 data & cleaning cartridge, EMC Retrospect Backup Software, kitted, installation guide, 3 years warranty, 1 year Advanced Replacement Service
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Downloads
Filename Description Version Type
vxa2_v12153.zip VXA-2 Firmware, version V12153 2153 Firmware
vxa_win32_v1.10.1.zi p Signed 32-bit driver for VXA family. Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 1.10 Driver
vxa_win64_v1.00.1.zi p Signed 64-bit driver for VXA family. Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 1.00 Driver
VXA_WIN32_V1.13.0.zi p VXA 32 bit Driver for Windows 2000/XP/2003 1.13 Driver
VXA_WIN64_V1.03.0.zi p VXA 64-bit Driver for Windows XP/2003 1.03 Driver
vxaTool_Linux_V4.62. tar.gz   4.62 Utility
vxaTool_Linux_V4.62_ readme.txt   4.62 Utility
vxaTool_Solaris_V4.6 2.tar.gz   4.62 Utility
vxaTool_MacOSX_V4.62 .sit   4.62 Utility
vxaTool_MacOSX_readm e.pdf   4.62 Utility
exatool_NW_V700d.zip   7.00d Utility
exatool_NW_V700d_rea dme.txt   7.00d Utility
vxa_win32_v1.14.0.zi p   1.14. Driver
vxa_win64_v1.04.0.zi p   1.04. Driver
vxatool_windows_v2.5 4.zip VXATool for Windows V2.54 2.54 Utility
Documents
  File Description Type Language
VXA-2 Product Manual Manual
VXA-2/VXA-1 Bezel/Faceplate Replacement Manual
VXA2 SCSI Reference Manual Manual
VXA-2 Drive Datasheet (EMEA) Datasheet
VXA-2 Drive Datasheet (US) Datasheet
VXA-2 Drive Datasheet (APAC) Datasheet
Service Overview Datasheet (EMEA) Datasheet
Service Overview Datasheet (US) Datasheet
Service Overview Datasheet (APAC) Datasheet
Drive Matrix Reference
Tandberg Data Corporate Brochure Brochure
Compatibility

Software Compatibility List (PDF)

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