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native capacity

The raw "uncompressed" storage capacity of a device. Although native capacity can refer to disk drives and solid state drives (SSDs), the term was more widely used for the physical capacity of a tape cartridge when magnetic tape was commonly used for backup in the 1990s. Vendors typically published cartridge specs at twice the native capacity, assuming data were always compressed. See data compression.
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High Capacity and Performance -- Each 8mm AIT-5 media cartridge boasts a native capacity of 400GB, and up to 1.04TB with 2.6:1 compression.
Since up to 50 discs can be loaded into the Bravo XR-Blu at a time, this gives a total native capacity of up to 2.5 terabytes of data that can be published in a single session.
The autoloader offers users 1.4 TB of native capacity and data transfer speed of up to 187 GB per hour with one Ultrium LTO-2 drive and seven tape cartridges, and it will soon be available with Ultrium LTO-3, which will double the Magnum 1x7's capacity and speed.
The groundbreaking Iomega REV Autoloader 1000 is a 2U single-drive desktop device featuring 10-slots for a native capacity of 350GB (700GB with 2:1 software compression), all managed with the bundled enterprise-strength BrightStor ARCserve Backup Standard Edition r11.1 plus Disaster Recovery Option software from CA.
Designed for content management, data backup, and enterprise data storage applications, the systems offer a total native capacity of up to 1.2 petabytes.
Sony is also presenting a DTF product roadmap extending to 2005 with the introduction of DTF-4 that will offer 1000GB of native capacity. A comparative roadmap is available for Sony's Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT), a technology developed to address the requirements of the entry level and mid-range markets that currently offers a Negative capacity of 100B in the smallest form factor of its performance class.
The company plans to offer a native capacity of 1.2 terabytes (TB) on a single tape cartridge, with a data throughput rate of over 100 megabytes per second by the end of 2005.
IBM said the new product, the Fast Access Linear Tape C-Format XL Data Cartridge, offers 7GB of native capacity (or 21GB with 3:1 compression), representing an increase of up to 40% on the capacity of previously available products.
-- SCO UNIX servers -- For these environments, a driver is provided that allows users to apply the built-in backup utilities of SCO UNIX (native capacity and speed only).
* Large data storage capacity--6 GB native capacity on 120m cartridge; 4.5 GB native capacity on 90m cartridge
The units have a 4.0-GB native capacity and burst transfer rates of up to 514 kB/sec.