Seagate heeft aangekondigd dat het is begonnen met de levering van portable TapeStor Travan USB tapestreamers. De TapeStor USB drives zijn compatible Win98, Win200 en MacOS 8.6 of hoger en kunnen geleverd worden in versies met een (gecomprimeerde) capaciteit van 8 of 20Gig. De backup snelheid van de 8GB drive is 4,2GB per uur. De 20GB Travan drive trekt 5,1GB per uur:
Seagate Technology (NYSE: SEG), a leading manufacturer of computer tape drive products, began shipping the TapeStor Travan Portable USB tape drive family as the backup and storage solution of choice for consumers and businesses that require external USB drive connectivity. Focused on compatibility and performance, the external TapeStor Travan USB bundled product is available in both 8-Gbyte and 20-Gbyte compressed capacities.
[...] The TapeStor Travan Portable USB is a value bundle solution based upon the award-winning Seagate TapeStor Travan internal tape drive and is available with the following features:
- A high-performance Seagate Travan tape drive with up to 8- or 20-Gbytes of compressed capacity per cartridge. The Travan 8 Gbyte drive has a compressed backup speed of up to 70 Mbytes per minute or 4.2 Gbytes per hour. The 20 Gbyte drive has a compressed backup speed of up to 85 Mbytes per minute or 5.1 Gbytes per hour. Seagate provides a two-year warranty on Seagate Travan tape drives.
- USB cable connectivity and a Class 1 universal power supply (90 - 240V).
- Dantz Development Retrospect Backup Express® and Veritas Backup Exec® Desktop so that users have a software package choice that best fits their needs within their chosen operating environment. Software is available in multiple languages: English, German, French and Japanese.
- Optimized data transfer with Seagate's FastSense™ which throttles the drive's speed up or down to match a system's throughput, reducing the need to stop, start and rewind the tape - thus maximizing backup speed and increasing reliability of the tape drive and the media.
- Compatibility with MS Windows 98/2000 Professional and Mac OS 8.6 and above.
- A Travan 8 and 20 data cartridge certified by Seagate for optimal performance and reliability in Seagate tape drives. Seagate Travan cartridges come with a five-year warranty and multi-language instructions for ease-of-use.
- An install poster, a tape drive stand and all needed cabling for easy installation and immediate use.