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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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The RDX removable disk cartridge was originally developed by ProStor Systems to replace tape technology, including 4mm DAT, Travan, DLT and 8mm, with a new solution that offers higher capacity, faster speed and lower cost.
Driving this acceleration is ProStor's commitment to rapid qualification of higher capacity cartridges, such as today's announcement of the new 300 GB RDX removable disk cartridge, which provides 88 percent more storage per-cartridge than the current highest capacity 160 GB RDX cartridge.
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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.
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