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autoloader

autoloader

(1) Software that performs input tasks such as copying the OS and related programs into memory (RAM), which is often an instance of a virtual machine. An autoloader may also input a group of files into memory. See virtual machine and load.

(2) A mechanical device that takes an optical disc, magnetic disk or tape cartridge from a storage location and inserts it into the drive. Also called an "autochanger," it is the robotic part of a tape or disk library. See tape library, disk library, CD-ROM changer and CD-ROM server.


The REV Autoloader
Iomega's removable REV disks came in a 10-disk library, called the "REV Autoloader." (Image courtesy of Iomega Corporation.)
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As the world's largest designer and manufacturer of OEM tape autoloaders, BDT AG is proud to announce this strategic partnership with Crossroads," says Friedhelm Steinhiber, President & Chief Executive Office of BDT.
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Autoloaders and libraries meet both needs and are important product lines for DAT, 8-millimeter and DLT products.
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With the launch of the SLR100 Autoloader, Tandberg is now offering storage automation solutions designed for users who recognize the superiority of SLR technology and have a need to automate data storage and protection," said A1 Duras, GM of Tandberg Data USA.
For large workgroup environments, the DLT Autoloader uses up to seven cartridges to provide up to 560GB of storage at 2:1 compression.
This also requires the capability to connect an autoloader through a Fibre Channel bridge and, eventually, to have a native Fibre Channel controller in the autoloader itself.
A remote management interface enables FastStor 1 users to manage the autoloader remotely from any standard web browser.
The autoloader coupled with a dedicated NT server attaches directly to the network through an Ethernet port.
IDC defines low-end automation as primarily autoloaders with one of the following technologies imbedded inside: VXA, DDS/DAT, DLT VS, AIT-1/2 and SLR.
Increasingly, tape autoloaders are a viable and growing market segment," reported Amatruda.
The VXA-2 PacketLoader offers Jim Jordan Photography and similar businesses with intensive data storage needs and tight budgets the industry's most reliable and affordable tape autoloader in its class -- and includes many features typically found in more expensive midrange libraries.