One space-saving AIT-5 cartridge holds up to 400GB native, 1040GB compressed, and offers a fast data transfer rate of 24MB/s (native). Sony's drive technology and AME tape technology come together in the AIT format to deliver a remarkable combination of high reliability and high recording density.
To improve the electromagnetic conversion characteristic, AIT-5 employs a newly developed method of applying the magnetic layer, reducing the size of magnetic particles even further. Additional advancements on the back-coating allow for higher areal data density, translating to higher recording density and reliability. And modifications on the protective layer help minimize wear of the tape and the drive head.