VXA Tape Technology

VXA Tape technology is the most advanced tape drive architecture available. In order to take full advantage of VXA technology, you need equally advanced data storage media.
VXAtapeª utilizes Advanced Metal Evaporated (AME) technology, which was developed
specifically to deliver the durability, archival and capacity properties required for high
performance tape drives. The media is made by passing the substrate through a vacuum
chamber where 100% cobalt material is deposited directly onto it. This has two
significant advantages over conventional Metal Particle media: It offers an optimized
recording surface, and there is no use of chemical binders which tend to break down,
introducing debris and contaminants into the head/tape interface.

An extremely hard, protective Diamond Like Coating (DLC) is applied over the magnetic
layer to make the media even more durable. It resists oxidation and moisture, and does
not leave residue on heads or tape path components.

Increased durability and reduced tape wear mean your data will be there, readable from
any VXA-1 drive. And as your storage capacity needs grow, VXA has a solution Ñ VXAtape is
available in 24 and 66 GB capacities. With an archival life of more than 30 years, the ability
to withstand up to 20,000 passes and a limited lifetime warranty, VXAtape is truly an
outstanding choice in data storage media. Please visit www.vxatape.com to learn
more about VXA technology, or to find out about our reseller program.