Artifact Details

Title

AIT-1 8-mm tape cartridge, early prototype

Catalog Number

102691694

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

EMASS

Identifying Numbers

Model number SDX-T3N Printed on cartridge
Other number 170m Printed on cartridge
Other number 222024 Bar code label on top of cartridge

Dimensions

overall: 625 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in

Description

A post-it note attached to the object reads "8-mm AIT-1 Early prototype 25 GB". Labels on the cartridge read: "25GB at 3MB/s" "EMASS" "Advanced Intelligent Tape" "AUTOMATED MEDIA LIBRARY AML/S" "2 TO 48 DRIVES" "5.9 TO 29.6 TB OF DATA". There is no tape in the cartridge; this appears to be a promotional item.

Category

Memory/tape

Credit

Courtesy of the Museum of American Heritage

Lot Number

X2469.2002