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The device - the first in a new range developed by the company - is an ultra-slim external MO drive, which measures 17 mm high and weighs 400 grams.
Based on a revolutionary architectural platform providing enhanced levels of performance, reliability and scalability, Plasmon's Mid-Sized G-Series Library supports the Sony 9.1GB-14x MO Drive and both rewritable and WORM (Write Once Read Many) media.
High-density MO drive. In late 1995, TeraStor of San Jose, Calif., began developing a novel MO drive using focusing optics with a solid immersion lens--a moderately high refractive index lens placed in close proximity (<< [Lambda]) to the disk recording surface (not a near-field technique) [4].
(See Briefly article "Lost Records, Lost Dollars" on page 8.) Using a MO drive is similar to using a hard disk.
"The cost of the MO drive couldn't keep up with drop in cost of magnetic hard drive," Schutte said.
While an MO drive can function in write-once environments, its integrity in that situation is user-dependent.
Jobs did make one spectacular storage goof ten years ago, when he equipped his NeXT computer with only a 650MB 5.25-inch MO drive. Like the NeXT itself, which was grandly optimized for graphics but for not much else, the MO drive of 1990 was too-much/too-soon.
But last March my MO drive started to come apart-literally.
They will ultimately need to migrate their data to some other technology within the next few years, when their MO drives and jukeboxes start to wear out.
Dearbhla said: "Little Mo drives a Lotus and Kat drives a two-seater Merc and Steve turns up in a camper van.