minicartridge

minicartridge

[′min·ē‚kär·trij]
(computer science)
A self-contained package of reel-to-reel magnetic tape that resembles a cassette or cartridge but is slightly different in design and dimensions.
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SFF Half-Inch Cartridge/ Other Data Cartridge 22.14% 8mm Helical Scan 4.78% 4mm Helical Scan 50.95% 1/4-Inch Data Cartridge 4.25% Minicartridge 17.89% Figure 1- DDS drives (4mm helical scan) have maintained their dominant market share (Source: Gartner Dataquest) Note: Table made from pie chart.
The Bio-Rad Variant Hemoglobin Testing System is an automated HPLC instrument that uses a minicartridge filled with a cation-exchange polymer material.
libraries, minicartridge (QIC) tape drives and software, CD-ReWritable drives, and magneto-optical drives and jukeboxes.
minicartridge is a popular choice for high-volume PC backups.
The HP Colorado T4000s (internal) and T4000es (external) models combine Travan minicartridge technology and SCSI-2 performance [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 5 OMITTED].
Normal rates of price decline run about 5% to 15% a year with DAT and minicartridge products showing a compound rate of price decline averaging 33% (See Table).
The TR-1 minicartridge provides users with 400Mb of storage capacity.
The most popular tape drives for standalone computers and workstations are those that use minicartridges: They are small, easy to transport and some hold as much as 4 Gb.
For those of us with valuable data in more than 250Mb chunks and equally valuable time, 3M has offered a partial solution: the DC2120XL Ximat-formatted minicartridges. The cartridges contain 425ft of tape versus the 307.5ft in the original DC2120 tapes.
The price of additional DC2120XL Ximat-formatted minicartridges should be about $25.
combines Gigatek's new higher-capacity QIC-80 minicartridges with NovaStor Corp.'s NovaBack for Windows software.