Sony QGD170MEA Mammoth Data Cartridge
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Product Information for Sony QGD170MEA Mammoth Data Cartridge

Highlights for Sony QGD170MEA Mammoth Data Cartridge

  • Tape Technology:Mammoth
  • Storage Capacity:20GB (Native)/40GB (Compressed)
  • Package Type:Retail

Marketing Information

Now Sony AME (Advanced Metal Evaporated) tape delivers 100% pure cobalt for high retentivity. This is a patented process for depositing a pure metal magnetic layer directly on the basefilm without adhesive or binders. The DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) tape surface is protected by a smooth carbon coating that is nearly as hard as diamond and 20 times harder than metal oxides.

General Information

  • Manufacturer
  • : Sony Corporation
  • Manufacturer Part Number
  • : QGD170ME//A
  • Manufacturer Website Address
  • :
  • Product Name
  • : QGD170MEA Mammoth Data Cartridge
  • Packaged Quantity
  • : 1
  • Package Type
  • : Retail
  • Product Type
  • : Data Cartridge

    Technical Information

  • Tape Technology
  • : Mammoth
  • Storage Capacity
  • : 20GB (Native)/40GB (Compressed)
  • Tape Length
  • : 557.74 ft Storage
  • Tape Width
  • : 0.31 "
  • Media Coating
  • : Advanced Metal Evaporated (AME)
  • Recording Method
  • : Helical Scan
  • Durability
  • : 1500 Head Passes

    Environmental Conditions

    Physical Characteristics

  • Shipping Dimensions
  • : 1" Height x 2.75" Width x 4.25" Depth
  • Weight
  • : 0.15 lb
  • Shipping Weight
  • : 0.18 lb


    Additional Information

  • The benefit from AME technology is maximum recording performance
  • The benefit from DLC technology is maximum reliability and life
  • Diamond Coat surface
  • Platforms Supported: PC
  • Sony high density alloy metal particles result in lower error counts and high archival stability
  • Heave-duty lid mechanism is tested to over 10,000 openings and closings for long life
  • Heat resistant shell withstands high temperature
  • Anti-static shell attracts less dust and helps maintain low error rates
  • Tough polypropylene storage cases for storing your valuable data in a dust-free environment
  • Diamond hard carbon coating for unsurpassed durability
  • Compatibility

    Mammoth Drive only


  • Standard Warranty
  • : 90 Day(s) Limited
  • Additional Warranty Information
  • : Sony Electronics Inc. or Sony of Canada Ltd. ("Sony") warrants your consumer or data media product ("Product") against defects in material or workmanship for its normal, useful life or for 90 days from the date of purchase. (See each product for the length of its warranty.) If Sony determines the product to be defective in materials or workmanship, Sony will replace the product at no charge or, at Sony's option, refund the purchase price shown on your receipt. To obtain warranty service in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, call 1-800-942-SONY (7669) or visit us at For warranty service in Canada, send the Product, postage prepaid, to Sony of Canada Ltd., Recording Media Group, 115 Gordon Baker Road, Toronto, Ontario M2H 3R6 Canada. Please include a written description of the problem encountered.