Comparison between Sony TAITE-20N and IBM 24r2137 Data Tape

Comparison between Sony TAITE-20N and IBM 24r2137 Data Tape

Storage Capacity

Sony TAITE-20N: It offers 20 GB (native) and 52 GB (compressed) data storage capacity.

IBM 24r2137: It offers 160 GB (native) and 320 GB (compressed) data storage capacity.

Winner: IBM 24r2137

 IBM-24R2137 features

Data Transfer Speed

Sony TAITE-20N: It offers 6 MB/sec (native) and 12 MB/sec (compressed) data transfer rate.

IBM 24r2137: It offers 40 MB/sec (native) and 80 MB/sec (compressed) data transfer rate.

Winner: IBM 24r2137

 

Physical Size

Sony TAITE-20N: Its nominal dimensions (W × H × D) are (20.0 × 68.0 × 103.0 mm).

IBM 24r2137: Its nominal dimensions (W × H × D) are (36.0 × 77.0 × 124.0 mm).

Winner: Sony TAITE-20N, due to its smaller size it is easy for mobility.

 TAITE-20N features

Tape Length

Sony TAITE-20N: Its total tape length is 97 metres.

IBM 24r2137: Its total tape length is 230 metres.

Winner: IBM 24r2137, because of its longer tape length it provides large data storage capacity.

 

Archival Capacity

Sony TAITE-20N: It offers 30 years archival capacity.

IBM 24r2137: It offers 30 years archival capacity.

Winner: It’s a Tie.

 

Compatibility

Sony TAITE-20N: It can only be used with AIT Turbo drives.

IBM 24r2137: It is compatible with VXA-172, VXA-2, VXA-3, VXA-320.

Winner: IBM 24r2137, as it supports more drives than Sony TAITE-20N.

 

Conclusion:

This was a general comparison of features of these two tape cartridges. The comparison shows that IBM 24R2137 tape cartridge offers more features than Sony TAITE-20N data tape.

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