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autoloader

autoloader

(1) Software that performs input tasks such as copying the OS and related programs into memory (RAM), which is often an instance of a virtual machine. An autoloader may also input a group of files into memory. See virtual machine and load.

(2) A mechanical device that takes an optical disc, magnetic disk or tape cartridge from a storage location and inserts it into the drive. Also called an "autochanger," it is the robotic part of a tape or disk library. See tape library, disk library, CD-ROM changer and CD-ROM server.


The REV Autoloader
Iomega's removable REV disks came in a 10-disk library, called the "REV Autoloader." (Image courtesy of Iomega Corporation.)
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The AutoLoader provides manufacturers with a wide array of benefits including the following: reduced labor to load, sort and handle cores; non-stop, uninterrupted production; reduced injury liability; increased, reliable productivity; and improved operating efficiencies with less staff.
Tandberg Data announced an addition to their StorageLoader product line, an LTO-2 tape autoloader that fits in a 1U rackspace.
The Magnum 1x7 LTO Autoloader is a 2u, rack-mountable, automated backup and restore product built with LTO (Ultrium) Technology and ExaBotics--Exabyte's world-renowned robotics.
The groundbreaking Iomega REV Autoloader 1000 is a 2U single-drive desktop device featuring 10-slots for a native capacity of 350GB (700GB with 2:1 software compression), all managed with the bundled enterprise-strength BrightStor ARCserve Backup Standard Edition r11.
The new Magnum 1x7 LTO Tape Autoloader offers one LTO-2 drive and seven cartridge slots, claims the company.
The new Iomega REV Autoloader 1000, expected to begin shipping during the fourth quarter, debuts this week at the Storage Expo tradeshow in London, Oct.
Whether the choice is a SxS, 0/U, pump or autoloader, there's a model out there for every taste and style of hunting.
The autoloader makes it easy for a customer to get up and running with the data in a short time period," said Patrick Curley, the GDT product manager in charge of Dynamap/Display.
Tandberg Data Corporation (OSE:TAD), a leading global supplier of backup and archiving technologies, today announced the availability of the LTO-3 Half-Height (LTO-3 HH) drive throughout North America in the Exabyte StorageLoader[TM] LTO, the industry's first 1U tape autoloader with LTO-3.
With Exabyte's new SMB class of autoloaders, small- and medium-sized businesses can finally enjoy the same benefits as larger enterprises, such as increased reliability and fully automated backup," stated Kerry Brock, Vice President of Marketing, Exabyte.
Media changes are handled automatically by the autoloader or library, providing hands-free storage management with capacities ranging from 500 GB up to several terabytes.
Worldwide Computer Products News-7 April 2004-New tape autoloaders ship from Quantum(C)1995-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.