A small island.
(Advanced Intelligent Tape) An earlier magnetic tape technology from Sony that used 8mm cartridges similar in appearance to 8mm video cassettes but were of higher quality. Capable of data compression up to 2.6:1, AIT drives employed helical scan recording and advanced metal evaporated (AME) tape. AME media contained cobalt and provided greater bit density and less head wear than regular magnetic particle media.Super AITAIT and half-inch Super AIT (SAIT) satisfied different performance and capacity requirements. AIT spanned the range from entry-level (AIT Turbo) to midrange/high-end enterprise (AIT), while SAIT began at the enterprise midrange point. In 2010, Sony discontinued AIT drive manufacturing. Native CapacityType In Gigabytes AIT-1, 2 Turbo 40, 80 AIT-3, 3EX 100, 150 AIT-4, 5 200, 400 SAIT-1, 2 500, 800
Origin of ait
- Middle English eit from Old English īgeth diminutive of īg, īeg island island
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition