Exabyte Mammoth-2

MammothTape(TM) Technology Tape Drive

Exabyte’s new M2 was one of the best enterprise-level high-performance tape drive engineered for the midrange market.  Unfortunately, it is no longer available. Please check all the other security solutions we have available.

For your reference, here is some information about the old product:


This used to be the fastest tape drive in its class, M2 delivers a 30 MB per second compressed transfer rate, and a capacity of up to 150 GB (60 GB native). Ideal for UNIX, NT and LINUX environments, M2 automatically scales its performance to match the host system, without impacting server efficiency.

The superior speed and capacity of M2 were invaluable for companies that needed to store large amounts of data and retrieve them quickly and easily.  The M2 was a self-cleaning tape drive, equipped with conditioning heads and a dynamic cleaning wheel. Superior 225 AME media features Exabyte’s exclusive SmartClean(TM) technology with a section of cleaning tape at the beginning of each data cartridge.


  • Exabyte M2, MammothTape(TM) Drive
  • 20, 40, and 60 GB native capacity
  • 108 GB per hour compressed data transfer rate
  • Industry-standard 5.25″ half-high form factor
  • High reliability
  • Library compatible
  • Industry-leading price/performance



Tape Length – 75m, 150m, 225m

50 GB, 100 GB, 150 GB (compressed)

20 GB, 40 GB, 60 GB (native)


Transfer rate, sustained:

   30 MB per second, compressed

     (108 GB per hour)

   12 MB per second, native

     (43.2 GB per hour)

Transfer rate, burst:

   LVD, 80 MB per second

   Fibre Channel, 100 MB per second

Search rate, nominal (20 GB):

    60 second

   Load to ready:

    < 17 seconds

Interface:  Low-voltage differential (LVD)

Buffer size:  32 MB

Data Integrity:  BER < 1 in 1017

Reliability: MTBF> 300,000 hours

Read-after-write verification

Recording Method: Advanced 8mm helical scan

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For more information please contact us.  Call 1-800-431-1658 in the USA or 914-944-3425 everywhere else, or use our contact form to request more information.