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REV disk

(REVolutionary disk) An early high-capacity removable disk drive for PCs and Macs from Iomega. Introduced in 2004 with a 35GB native capacity, later increased to 70GB, REV drives connected to the computer via all major interfaces. Disk libraries provided up to 700GB of storage.

Very Protected
Each cartridge contained its own motor, eliminating the spindle hole where dust could enter. With platters protected by an air filtration system and shutters on both the cartridge and drive, the disk's estimated shelf life was 30 years. See removable disk.


One Disk or Ten
The single REV drive (top) came in internal and external models, while the SCSI-based Autoloader (bottom) held 10 disks. (Images courtesy of Iomega Corporation.)


One Disk or Ten
The single REV drive (top) came in internal and external models, while the SCSI-based Autoloader (bottom) held 10 disks. (Images courtesy of Iomega Corporation.)
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Additionally, REV disks enjoy much higher rewriteability -- estimated to be over one million rewrites -- for cost savings versus tape when factoring in the replacement cost of worn-out tapes.
And REV disks are engineered for a long shelf life, estimated to exceed 30 years.
Rather than a typical 1U rack carousel automation form factor, Iomega REV desktop autoloaders utilize a single drive on an elevator that goes up and down to ingest one of up to eight REV disks inserted in to the loader.