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Solid State SCSI Tape Drive Replacement

Solid State SCSIFlash Tape Replacement

The CF (Compact Flash) based SCSIFLASH-Tape drive provides a solid state, drop-in replacement for DAT, DLT and DDS SCSI tape drives. - Ethernet / Network variant available.

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SCSIFlash-Tape Datasheet

FLASH2GUI - Optional ethernet support for centralised backup & restore capability available removing the need to rotate media. Primary data storage is always written to the CF card. No software change to the host required.

More details on FLASH2GUI backup & restore software click here

Solid State Disks Ltd, design and manufacture the Solid State SCSI SCSIFlash™ drive

The Solid State’ SCSIFlash-Tape Emulator replaces legacy SCSI tape drives, using removable Compact Flash to replace the reel-to-reel tape or cartridge tape media.

No additional software or register changes are required to the legacy host. The Network back-up and restore capability enables vital data back-ups to be made as a complete image of its CompactFlash card to be transferred via an Ethernet network. Files can be stored remotely from the legacy equipment allowing easy restore as and when required.

Universal TCP is used for disk image transfers with remote execution of back-up and restore configuration operations controlled by the FLASH2GUI API.

The SCSIFlash-Tape drive is a programmable hardware (emulator) that uses fixed BOM industrial Compact Flash card technology to provide a solid state, drop-in replacement for obsolete electromechanical tape drives using the SCSI interface. The SCSIFlash-Tape will replace the popular DDS DAT, DLT and Pertec tape drives on a variety of ageing host systems.

The SCSIFlash-Tape product allows OEMs and service providers to have a quick, cost efficient solution to support their legacy system. The product’s configurable firmware allows a perfect host match, eliminating the need for any host hardware or software changes.



  • True Industrial Grade "Solid State" technology
  • Preformatted emulator for fast and easy system reload
  • Small format PCB converts Compact Flash Media to appear as an SCSI device on a Host’s SCSI bus
  • 3.5" & 5.25” form factor which will replace any Tape drives. Varying enclosure size (desktop) & mountings available
  • Will fit in a 5.25” disk slot using the same mountings
  • SCSI Host will typically see the device as a SCSI Tape drive of verious emulations
  • Board is low power, using 5V only
  • Microcode is field upgradable via integral serial port or through Network RJ45 Network port
  • Optional integration support available if required
  • Additional Ethernet backup and restore capability available to replace the traditional manual rotation of costly legacy media

Network Feature Benefits

  • • Network enabled SCSIFLASH drive has its own IP address (configurable)
  • • Network enabled SCSIFLASH allows bit for bit image backup & restore direct to LAN
  • • Provides ability to import & move files between hosts systems / tool easily

Summary of FLASH2GUI Network features

  • Login Levels to prevent unautorised use.
  • Back Up and Restore disc image.
  • Set Disc Capacity from 1Mb to 64GB
  • Write Protect and Erase Drive contents.
  • Set Drive Emulation.
  • Set Drives IP address and name remotely.

The embedded Flash2GUI Image Editor allows image files (.img) to be sent from the SCSIFlash drive to a local onsite PC or server. Allowing the unpacking, editing, and repacking of the imaged file. This file can then be resent to the SCSIFlash drive as new data file.

Summary of Image Editor Capability

  • View Drive Image contents.
  • Extract files, folders or entire disc contents to PC (this includes exported files, recipes, message logs, recipe files etc)
  • Add and remove files, folders from disc including recipes.
  • Add new software install files to run from Tape Drive
  • Create a new formatted drive.

Solid State Disks FLASH2GUI Youtube Channel here


Board size: 3.5". and 5.25” Form factor

Tray/ Enclosure size options : 3.5", 5.25” & Desktop Form factors

Compact Flash: Standard 3M header for Type 1 & 2 cards.

Power: 5 Volts only @ 0.8 Watt (Typical) + CF requirement.

Power connector: Standard Tape drive type SCSI-1 and 2 Compatible. 50 pin DIL 0.1” Connector.

SCSI transfer rate: 10Mbytes/second.

RJ45 Ethernet port for Restore / Backup /Image Manager and configuration / emulation changes.

Example Emulation Options

• Archive Viper 150

• Archive Python 4320

• DEC TZ86, TZ87 and TZ8

• DEC TLZ06, TLZ07, TLZ09, TLZ10 and TLZ88

• DEC TK50 and TK7

• DEC TZK9, TK10 and TK11

• DDS DAT, DLT  - HP C1533 / C1539

• HP/DEC “Storage Works” tape drives


• Seagate STD22400N

• Seagate SDT11000

• TLZ10, TZ86 & TZ87, TLZ06, TLZ09, TLZ07, TK70,TK50, TZ89, TZK9, TZK10, TZK11, TLZ88, DEC VAX station 4000-90A, uVAX, StorageWorks, VMS and VS4000 systems.


  • Python, Viper, 2105S, 2525S, VP150, 2150S, 2060
  • VP60S, QIC-150,QIC-120, QIC-525 QIC-24
  • Anaconda 2750
  • Python DAT 4320,4322, 4324, 4326, 4520, 4540


  • CS250QE, CS525QE, CS2000, CS4000, CTD2004, CTD4004 CTD8000E, CTT8000R, CTM3200, Travan


  • TLZ06, TLZ09, TLZ07, TLZ10, TZ86, TZ86, TK70,TK50, TZ89, TZK9, TZK10, TZK11, TLZ88, DDS DAT drives


  • EXB8200, EXB8205, EXB8500, EXB8505, EXB8705


  • DC2000


  • C1533A, C1553A, C1554A, C1503, C1504, C1526 C1537A, C1555, C1556, C1539, C1536A C5583A, C5685A, C5683A, T-C7438A


  • DLT2000, DLT4000, DLT7000, DLT8000, SDLT


  • SDT-2000, SDT- 2601, SDT-4000, SDT-5000, SDT-7000, SDT-5010, SDX-300, SDX-400, SDX-500, SDT-9000, SDT-5200, AIT1, AIT2, 9 track


  • SLR2.5, SLR2, SLR3, SLR4, SLR5, SLR6, SLR7, SLR24 TDC6287, MLR TDC3820, TDC4120, TDC4220, TDC4222, TDC3660, TDC 3540, TDC4100, TDC4200, TDC6100, DLT4000, DLT7000, DLT8000


  • MT-2ST-45S, MT-2ST-50, MT-2ST-55, MT-2ST-70, MT-2ST-F50B


  • 1300, 2000, 3100, 3200, 3400


  • 5125, 5150, 51000, 52000, 5360, 5525, 6130, 6200, 9500

Host Examples

• Alcatel-Lucent 5ESS HP C1533 / C1539

• HP 9000 712 with HP-UX 9.05, HP 9000 B2000 or B2600 with HP-UX 10.20, B180L and B2600 HP9000 systems.

• DEC VAX 400, VAX station 4000-90A, VS4000, uVAX and MicroVAX

• IBM RS6000™ iSeries AS400

• HP 9000 / HP 715

• Ericsson AXE-10

• Nortel DMS-10 NTJIT69A


• Siemens EWSD HP88781AA / HP2940A

• Stromberg-Carleson DCO SDT-11000

• Telebras Tropico

Operating System Examples



• Multiple other proprietary OEM O/S

• Unix OS

Note that the above product names are the trademarks of the companies listed.


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