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disk cartridge

[′disk ‚kär·trij]
(computer science)
A removable module that contains a single magnetic disk platter which remains attached to the housing when placed into the disk drive.

disk cartridge

A removable disk module that contains a single hard disk platter or a floppy disk. See cartridge.


Old and New Disk Cartridges
Older cartridges (right) came in a variety of sizes as large as 16" in diameter. Today's cartridges use smaller 5.25" (left) and 3.5" form factors.
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RDX disk cartridges have been proven to have a data retention life of at least 30 years and are the best choice for long-term preservation of digital data.
The new 300 GB RDX removable disk cartridge is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2007 from all licensed RDX manufacturers and from leading OEMs under their respective brands.
Interoperability qualification from Crossroads enables ProStor to empower IT managers leveraging Crossroads' robust solutions to manage and migrate inactive or rarely-used data to InfiniVault and its removable disk cartridges for permanent archive and safe keeping.
Reliability -- Rugged, sealed hard disk cartridges are designed to be removed for off-site data protection, can withstand up to a one-meter drop on hard surfaces, and provide up to a 10-year shelf-life for archiving.
With its removable disk cartridges, InfiniVault provides safe off-site archival storage for up to 30 years.
Imation Odyssey(TM) Removable Hard Disk Storage System: Ideal for entry-level users seeking ultra-reliable, disk-based storage, the Imation Odyssey(TM) solution includes Imation-designed Odyssey removable hard disk cartridges -- now available in 40GB, 80GB and 120GB capacities with a 2.
The Imation BD-R discs with the AquaGuard surface are the world's first inkjet printable and water-resistant Blu-ray media -- Odyssey(TM), a removable hard disk storage solution, that features fast files transfer rates, 256-bit AES software encryption, and rugged hard disk cartridges in 40GB, 80GB and 120GB capacities.
Price reductions on the 1080p Player, 1080p Mini Player and Disk Cartridges for the 1U, 3U and 5U Servers are effective March 16, 2009, and their new MSRPs in the United States are $2,995, $1,995 and $995 respectively.
Additional highlights include more integrated support for NFS, backup across a local area network, and an ability to recycle WORM removable disk cartridges once all files have expired.
For customers purchasing an additional 10-slot Removable Disk Unit (RDU), ProStor will fill it up by providing the end customer with 10 (ten) - 500GB RDX removable disk cartridges.
NYSE:IMN), a global leader in removable data storage, today announced the introduction of a 1-terabyte (TB) native capacity cartridge to its line of Imation RDX[R] removable disk cartridges.
Imation RDX[TM] removable hard disk cartridges that operate just like traditional tape cartridges while providing all the back-up benefits of disk-to-disk systems.