Exabyte AME with SmartClean tape cartridges provide the highest level of data integrity and data availability in the industry. Designed specifically for the Mammoth-2 (M2) drive, AME with SmartClean gives Mammoth-2 the automatic cleaning capability that automatically cleans the drive periodically and reduces the frequency with which the Mammoth cleaning cartridge must be used. Each cartridge with Exabyte's SmartClean technology contains a 2-meter length of cleaning material with the AME media. This cleaning material removes elements that can cause read/write errors. A sophisticated monitoring system built into the Mammoth-2 drive determines when it's time to clean and performs cleaning automatically.
SmartClean safely removes tape lubricant staining without causing head wear. Cleanings take place at the right time -- when they are needed -- and won't impact tape operations. With normal use, SmartClean reduces the need to execute separate cleaning actions with the Mammoth cleaning cartridge.