Choosing an AIT-2 Autoloader

Can you recommend AIT-2 autoloaders that cost less than $10,000 and work with Windows 2000 and a variety of backup applications?

I know of five. In no particular order they are:

  • Overland Storage's LibraryPro LP2119—as many as two AIT-2 drives, 19 cartridge slots. Estimated base price: $8000.
  • Spectra Logic's TreeFrog—as many as two AIT-2 drives, 15 or 30 cartridge slots. Fibre options available. Estimated base price: $6300.
  • Advanced Digital Information Corporation (ADIC's) Scalar 100—two to eight AIT-2 drives, 24 to 96 cartridge slots. Fibre options available. Estimated base price: $8500.
  • Sony's AIT-2 Tape Library—as many as two AIT-2 drives, 16 cartridge slots. Estimated base price: $7400.
  • Exabyte 215A tape library—as many as two AIT-2 drives, 15 cartridge slots. Estimated base price: $8700.
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