Product Overview

  • Ideal choice for small and medium enterprises with capacity on demand
  • Capacity of to 320 GB - On-Demand Upgradeable to 320 GB*
  • Transfer rates of up to 86 GB/Hr*
  • SCSI-3 Ultra 160 or Hot-Plug/Hot-Swap FiWi 800 and USB 2.0 connectivity
  • Scalable: X Tapes offer three tape capacities (80/160/320 GB compressed) allowing you to only pay for the capacity you need
  • Disaster tested: VXA Packet technology offers the most reliable restore in tape TM
  • Award Winning, Disaster Tested VXA Packet Technology

The VXA-320 Packet Tape Drive, raises the bar for the level of protection and performance customers can expect for their investment. Built around the award-winning, disaster-tested packet technology, VXA-320 packet tape drives are the ideal choice for small and medium enterprises- offering up to 24MB/s* and 160/320GB (native/compressed) of data on a single tape.

Don't need 320 GB of capacity? Like all previous generations of VXA, VXA-320 drives allow you to select the tape capacity that best suits your needs with three different tape capacities and corresponding prices. In addition to the 160GB/320 GB (X23 Packet Tape Cartridge), VXA-320 can also use the 86/172GB (X10 tape) and the 40/80GB (X6 tape) to minimize total cost of ownership.

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-320 ships with Symantec’s Backup Exec QuickStart software and comes with 3 years warranty and support.

Media Compatibility

Tandberg Data’s VXAtape™ 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

Capacity (native) 160 GB
Capacity (compressed) 320 GB
Transfer Rate (native) 12 MB/s
Transfer Rate (compressed) 24 MB/s
Buffer Size 8 MB
File Access Time TBD
System Interface SCSI-3 Ultra 160, FiWi 800 and USB 2.0
Tape Alert Compliant no
Drive Warranty 3 years
Recording format VXA-320
Backward write VXA-2
Backward read VXA-2
Hard Read Error Rate (less than) 10^-17
Reed Solomon ECC yes
MTBF 300,000 hours
Height (Internal Drive) 41.5 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) 286 mm
Weight (External Drive) 3 kg
Power Consumption (operating mode) TBD W
Power requirements (External drive) 100 - 240 V
Aggregate sustained data rate (native) 43,2 GB/h
Aggregate sustained data rate (compressed) 86 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, TUV (tabletop enclosure)
Form Factor 5,25
Partno. Model Description
400670 Tandberg VXA-320 Internal Drive Tandberg VXA-320 Tape Drive, black, Ultra160 LVD SCSI3, install kit, installation and driver tools, 3 years warranty, 1 year advanced replacement service
502671 Tandberg VXA-320 External Drive Kit Tandberg VXA-320 External Drive, 1 X23 data cartridge, 1 cleaning cartridge, Backup SW, terminator, power cables (US and Europe), Ultra160 LVD SCSI3, install kit, installation and driver tools, 3 years warranty, 1 year advanced replacement service
9201-VXA Tandberg VXA-320 External Kit - FireWire/USB Tandberg VXA320 - External FireWire/USB drive Kit, black, incl. 1 X23 data cartridge, 1 cleaning cartridge, EMC Retropect SW, FireWire Cables (800 to 800, 800 to 400), USB 2.0 Cable, power cables (US and Europe), 3 years warranty, 1 year advanced replacement service

Preview VXA-320 External Drive

Name Description Thumbnail Detail Highres
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Filename Description Version Type
vxa_win32_v1.10.1.zi p Signed 32-bit driver for VXA family. Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 1.10 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
vxa320_v13233_histor y.txt Code Change History document for VXA320 and VXA172 V3233 Firmware
v13233.zip Firmware for VXA320 and VXA172 Drives V3233 Firmware
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_v1.14.0.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
  File Description Type Language
VXA-172 and VXA-320 Quick Start Guide Quick Start Guide
VXA-172 and VXA-320 Product Manual Manual
VXA-320 SCSI Reference Manual Manual
VXA-320 Datasheet (EMEA) Datasheet
VXA-320 Datasheet (US) Datasheet
VXA-320 Datasheet (APAC) Datasheet
VXA-320 Datasheet (GER) Datasheet
Service Overview Datasheet (EMEA) Datasheet
Service Overview Datasheet (US) Datasheet
Service Overview Datasheet (APAC) Datasheet
Drive Matrix Reference
Tandberg Data Corporate Brochure Brochure

Software Compatibility List (PDF)

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