half-height drive

half-height drive

[¦haf ‚hīt ′drīv]
(computer science)
A personal-computer disk drive whose height is half that of earlier disk drives.

half-height drive

A 5.25" storage drive that takes up half the vertical space of first-generation drives in desktop computers. Measuring 1 5/8" in height, it was commonly used for 5.25" floppy drives and hard drives. Floppy drives are history, and hard drives today are 2.5" and 3.5". However, the half-height 5.25" form factor is still used for CD/DVD drives and certain tape drives. Contrast with full-height drive.
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25 half-height drive bay of a forensic workstation.
While LTO tape technology has captured a significant share of the enterprise market, we believe the Tandberg LTO-2 half-height drive will provide an entry into LTO technology for the small to medium business.
Units can be as small as a half-height drive that resides in a PC, to systems as large as a desk that provide 100 kVA (kilovolt-amperes) or more.
The new products complement the Tandberg StorageLoader with the LTO-3 half-height drive, the industry's first 1U, LTO-3 tape autoloader also Apple-certified for the Mac OS X.
Tandberg Data has integrated its LTO-3 Half-Height drive into its easy to manage 1U StorageLoader to meet this need," says Hamish Macarthur from Macarthur Stroud International.
This new family of value-based loaders, mini-libraries and libraries will take advantage of new half-height drive technology and will complement our premium line of scalable NEO products.
The StorageLoader family will ultimately incorporate additional half-height drive technologies and encompass larger form factors for higher storage capacities.
The StorageLoader uses an LTO-2 half-height drive from Tandberg Data that features the lowest power consumption (18W) of any LTO tape drive, and its unique airflow design minimizes heat dissipation throughout the drive for greater reliability and increased longevity.
In that way, the new slim drive is similar to Pioneer's other award-winning drives like the DVR-A06 internal half-height drive and the recently announced DVR-S606 external half-height drive.
Tandberg's LTO-based tape drive solutions include the most compact and fastest LTO1 and LTO2 half-height drive in the industry.
This feature enables customers to maximize their "spindle density" with low-profile drives in the 14-drive module, and support the latest half-height drive capacities in the 10-drive module, all within a single storage system.