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Interpreting Seagate Tape Drive Model Numbers

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ST = Seagate TST = TapeStor (retail)
CTT = Bare Drive
Technology

T = Travan
D = DAT
L = Autoloader

Form Factor
1 = 3.5-inch, half height
2 = 5.25-inch, half height
3 = 3.5-inch, 1 inch high
6 = External

Capacity
Approximate formatted compressed
capacity in Mbytes

Tape Options
C = Hardware Data Compression/
Read While Write (Travan
drives only)

D = English Only Software, CD

E = English Only Software, Floppy

F = Multi-Language Software, CD

I = International Power Cord

L = Multi-Language Software, Floppy

M = Multi-Pack

R = Tapestor (retail)

S = Single Pack (plain box)

T = Tape Included

U = UK Power Cord

W = Read While Write
(Travan drives only)

Interface
A = ATAPI (IDE)
F = Floppy
P = Parallel

N = SCSI, 8-bit
Capacity

Approximate compressed
capacity in Mbytes

Form Factor
R = 5.25-inch half-height
E = External
I = 3.5-inch, 1-inch high

Interface
F = Floppy
P = Parallel Port
S = SCSI

A = ATAPI (IDE)

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