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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.
and a burst transfer rate to the host of 10 MB/sec., which make it the fastest 5 1/4-inch MO drive available today, according to MOST
"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.