Opening up the box, you're offered the following components;
Summary of Drive's features
This is a copy from ADR2 60ide drive we compiled a few months ago."Advanced Digital Recording (ADR) is an all-new, variable speed, digital tape storage solution. Initially developed by Philips Electronics and protected by 61 patents (including pending), ADR is based on revolutionary 8-channel array technology that allows the solid-state design to read and write eight tracks of data simultaneously.This technological breakthrough delivers exceptional transfer rates and data reliability while maximizing media life and minimizing audible noise.An advanced embedded servo system contributes to high data reliability in two ways. First, it communicates with the head to assure media integrity as it writes data. This is an innovative way to avoid media defects and assure original data is written correctly. Secondly, the servo system prevents the tape from wandering off track, which could make the data unreadable in the future.OnStream's unique ability to read or write all eight tracks of data simultaneously provides the opportunity to spatially distribute error correction code - both horizontally and vertically.
ADR eight channel read/write head
This greatly enhances the chances for data recovery versus other technologies that use only horizontal methods. The result is a reliability specification of only one unreadable bit in every 1019 bits recorded. That's 10,000 times better than the PC's primary data storage device, the hard drive.
ADR drives employ continuously variable speeds between .5 and 2 MB/sec (with software controlled data compression up to 5MB/sec), making them capable of adjusting to the constantly changing data rate of the system. This feature, acting like a dimmer switch as it accepts data, also helps to decrease wear and noise"