HP AIT drives and media employ a helical scan recording method in which data tracks are written at an angle with respect to the edge of the tape. This technique requires fewer passes over the drive heads to fill the tape.
- HP AIT data cartridges contain an Advanced Metal Evaporated (AME) recording layer. AME technology enables a high recording density, improved signal-to-noise ratio and significantly lower tape tension to improve the longevity of the media.
- MIC (Memory in Cassette) is a 64k memory chip which is embedded in all HP AIT data cartridges. It offers fast load and unload times and access to data in less than 27 seconds - from anywhere on the tape.