Magneto-optical provides permanent storage solutions for high-volume
reference data, replacing paper and microfiche-based storage.
Magneto-optical has much faster shared access, is scalable, backward
compatible, and offers a broad range of products.
This section features the latest magneto-optical technology, background
on Magneto-Optical, a glossary of related terms, and frequently
Why is magneto-optical
storage is the right solution?
For large amounts of reference data, magneto-optical storage is
the premier choice. Magneto-optical storage is scalable to meet
current and future business needs and has a 100-year media shelf
life. Magneto-optical storage is rugged, secure, and durable.
Magneto-Optical solutions have proven reliability and are built
on the strength of magneto-optical storage technology.
A great deal of the
essential information that companies accumulate is actually reference
data and viewed only occasionally. As such, it needs to be stored,
managed, and accessed differently than information that is viewed
frequently. Magneto-optical offers permanent storage solutions
for high-volume reference data, replacing paper and microfiche-based
storage. Magneto-optical storage allows you to: · store
reference data for long periods of time without degradation ·
obtain access to data in seconds
· lower paper storage costs while providing better customer
service · reduce time to market-leverage prior designs
· mine historical information to detect new market opportunities
· meet audit and regulatory requirements magneto-optical
easy to use Magneto-Optical jukeboxes' patented robotics allow
automated data access. The control panel provides at-a-glance
jukebox status and diagnostics.
Every jukebox undergoes rigorous testing prior to shipment. With
-tested robotics, drive mechanisms, and media, Magneto-Optical
jukeboxes are rated for up to 100,000 hours MTBF* and up to 2,000,000
MSBF.* If a drive does fail, 's online drive replacement* means
you can replace the drive on the fly, without interrupting the
jukebox or host operation.
*MTBF: mean time between failure *MSBF: mean swaps between failure
Secure, long-term solution
magneto-optical drives are multifunctional and compatible with
both Write-Once/Read Many (WORM) and rewriteable media cartridges.
magneto-optical media has an archival life of 100 years and is
warranted for the life of the media. If you need cartridges that
can be written to and erased repeatedly with no fear of data corruption,
or if you need to store permanent data-or a combination of both-look
9.1GB-based products store 9.1GB per cartridge-approximately 12.3
million pages of information. Storage capacities ranges from 9.1GB
in the standalone product to 2.2TB in the largest jukebox. You
can store a file room full of data on these jukeboxes.
optical jukeboxes are backward compatible, providing additional
investment protection. The 9.1GB-based products will read and
write to 2.6GB-, 5.2GB- and 9.1GB-based disks. The systems will
read every generation of industry-standard 5.25" magneto-optical
media ever sold, including 650MB and 1.3GB disks --exceeding the
Optical Storage Trade Association's (OSTA) industry standard for
WORM and rewritable media support
Magneto-Optical jukeboxes support both Write-Once/Read-Many (WORM)
and rewriteable functionality. A magneto-optical drive or optical
jukebox can provide both the security of WORM, which satisifies
government and regulatory requirements for permanence, and the
flexibility of rewriteable.
With optical cartridge capacities of 9.1GB, true fast-synchronous
burst data transfer rates up to 10 MB/second, and sustained transfer
rates of up to 6.1 MB/second, these jukeboxes increase capacity
by 75 percent over earlier optical systems, significantly lowering
the cost per gigabyte of storage.
Magneto-Optical jukeboxes offer full-family scalability with storage
capacities from 220GB to 2.2TB with multiple capacity points in
between. conversion kits allow you to convert your 2.6GB- or 5.2GB-based
jukeboxes to 9.1GB-based systems, so your magneto-optical system
can grow as your needs grow. Electronic capacity upgrades kits
make it easy to add drives and slots to incrase incremental capacity.