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optical disc library

A storage system that contains multiple optical drives that read and write the media simultaneously. Libraries may hold one disc per drive or have storage for any number of discs or cartridges that are moved to and from the drives via a robotic mechanism. Also called an "optical jukebox," such devices are made for CDs, DVDs, magneto-optic discs and WORM discs. See optical disc.
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Robert Sharl, BCU; Cathy Soreny, Optical Jukebox and Simon Pargeter, Bas8 Ltd.
It is no longer a tool to manage storage efficiency in an optical jukebox, but an automated tool designed to deliver specific content to end users when it is in its active phase.
HSM moves data from an active server volume to a storage device, such as an optical jukebox, but maintains a link to the data's location on the storage media so that it can be easily retrieved by users.
Jukebox Servers simplify the integration of optical jukebox storage by eliminating the need for specialized software while offering features previously unavailable to jukebox applications.
The Parallel SCSI Adapter includes peripheral support for CD-ROM, fixed disk, Bernoulli, Syquest, scanners, optical jukebox, multifunction optical, WORM, Floptical disk, and tape drives.
The Tapestry 300R drive will store 300 gigabytes (GB) of information on a single 5 1/4-inch disc, at a transfer rate of 20 megabytes per second (MB/s), or 160 megabits per second (Mb/s) and, together with DSM's optical jukebox systems, will provide the highest-capacity optical storage solution on the market.
Dicom has introduced a new Kofax optical jukebox manager product that allows Windows NT drive emulation and management of up to 32Tb of data as if it was just a standard NT drive letter.
The LAN includes a Compaq PC, Kofax decompression board, 3096 Fujitsu Scanner, and a Hewlett-Packard SureStore optical jukebox.
As our long-term repository has grown, our IT staff has become increasingly weighed down with the time-consuming task of loading tapes into our optical jukebox.
The live demonstrations will match Vixel's full line of Fibre Channel interconnect technologies and SAN management software, SAN InSite(TM) Professional, with a variety of storage device types, including optical jukebox and tape libraries as well as with legacy storage, to show users how to effectively transition their storage scenarios to new levels of efficiency.
Also being shown at CeBIT is the MaxOptix optical jukebox family, which includes five different models allowing for 19 configurations, ranging from 104 GB to 1.
The demonstration integrated a Plasmon optical jukebox, an Exabyte M2 tape library, fibre-channel-to-SCSI bridges from ATTO, and a QLogic switch.