Breece Hill Technologies, Inc., has introduced the new B2.15 compact tape library that incorporates the Benchmark DLT1 tape drive into its tape automation system. Breece Hill, headquartered in Boulder, Colo., is marketing the B2.15 as what they call a natural upgrade for autoloader users needing to save time and simplify their backup process.
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The decision by Breece Hill is the second win in as many days for Benchmark Tape Systems Corp., Boulder, Colo. Yesterday, Dell Computer Corp., Round Rock, Texas, said it has chosen to integrate the Benchmark DLT1 into its line of PowerVault line of storage products.
The B2.15 stores up to 1.20T Bytes of data with a 43.2 G-Bit/hr transfer rates. Breece Hill's said that its 15-cartridge, dual DLT1 drive library is backward read compatible with DLT 4000 media which provides for a simple upgrade to automation for sites already using DLT 4000.
Front and rear access to all drives and media and a standard 10-cartridge removable magazine are some of the B2.15's more beneficial features for the end-user looking to automate tape loading, unloading, transport and storage of media.
The library's emulation mode that enables it to operate with over 40 different storage management applications. The B2.15 in a single drive configuration sells for $7,685.