Welcome to our Guide to Magnetic Storage
SCSI Interface
There are a number of connectors, including high-density, low density, Mac, PowerBook, Wide, and SCSI-3
Host Adapters
Host Adapters Page
DataSure's Host adapters Page

Fibre Channel support available soon
Rotating media
Hard Disk
E-IDE, SCSI, FW-SCSI, Ultra SCSI, Differential
RAID Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks

Removable Disk
Zip drive page
ZIP drive 100MB / 25MB per disk SCSI / MAC and Parallel Port
Iomega, Epson
Iomega JAZ drive 1GB / 540MB per disk SCSI

WORM and Multifunction
(Write Once Read Many) (uses magnetic head to change fields)
This format has been largely replaced by the optical, but multifunction drives provide access to data resident on WORM media.
Pioneer Optical page
's Multifunction DE-SH7101, used in Medical Imaging, particularly MRI.
Pioneer's Multifunction DE-SH9101 1.7 GB, backward compatible with DEC-702 media, a migration path for 7101 users.
Sony has the RMO-S570 Multifunction WORM / M-O, external .
Sony SMO-F571 Multifunction WORM / M-O, internal.
HP storage products
HP storage products

HP SureStore 2600fx 2.6GB M-O, External

DLT (trademark of Quantum)
Capacity 6GB to 70GB. High Transfer rates, suitable for HSM.
Digital 's DLT offerings range from 6GB to 70GB.

's DLT with capacities of 20 and 40 GB, and up to 10.8 GB / hour sustained transfer rates.
ADIC VLS DLT400 DLT 280GB Autoloader
ADIC VLS DLT300 DLT 210GB Autoloader
Exabyte 18D w 4000 drives 320GB compressed; 180MB / min
Exabyte 18D w 7000 drives 560GB compressed; 600MB / min
HP storage products
HP storage products

Helical Scan

4mm DAT
4mm helical scan high performance tape drives for the backup and restore of local area networks (LANs) and for image storage applications. Capacities range from 2GB to 8GB.
ADIC's DATa 8008
ExaByte EXB-4200
ExaByte EXB-4200 compression
HP storage products
HP storage products

SONYSDK-5000, compression
SONY SDK-7000, compression, Fast SCSI-2
SONY SDK-9000 DDS-3 with 12GB 1.2MB/sec sustained uncompressed

WangDAT Tape Drives

WangDAT 3400 8GB w/ compression, DDS-2
WangDAT 3200 4 GB , DDS-2
WangDat 3100 2 GB DAT

SONY SDX-300C/S300C 50GB 6 MB/sec sustained

Exabyte storage
Exabyte Storage

EXB-8700LT 10GB compressed; 60MB/min

EXB-8700 14GB compressed; 60MB/min
EXB-8205XL 7 GB compressed; 32 MB/min
EXB-8505XL 14GB compressed; 60 MB/min
EXB-8700 14GB compressed; 60 MB/min
Eliant 820 14GB compressed; 120 MB/min
Mammoth 40GB compressed 360MB/min

ExaByte EXB-8205 a 2.5 GB native capacity
ExaByte EXB-8205XL 3.5GB native capacity
ExaByte EXB-8700 7GB native capacity
ExaByte EXB-8505XL 7GB native capacity

EXB-10h 140GB compressed 60MB/min or 120MB/min w/Eliant 820 <16 sec access
EXB-220 800GB compressed 720MB/min w/2 Mammoth <10 sec access
EXB-210 400 GB compressed 360MB/min, w/Mammoth drive <10 sec access
EXB-210 140 GB compressed 240MB/min, w/2 Eliant 820 <10 sec access
EXB-8505XL 14GB compressed 60MB/min
ADIC Autoloader
(11 X 14) 154 GB capacity, up to 2 Drives
ExaByte EXB-10h (10 X 14) 140GB
ExaByte EXB-210 (11 X 14) 154GB up to 2 drives
ExaByte EXB-440 (40 X 14) 560GB up to 4 drives
ExaByte EXB-480 (80 X 20) 1.6TB up to 4 drives
Magstar (IBM)
10 GB

QIC 5.25" Cartridges, SCSI interface
Wangtek QIC drives
Wangtek QIC cartridge drives


HP storage products
HP storage products

HP Colorado's T-1000 discontinued
HP Colorado's T-4000
Iomega's Internal 800 MB Travan, external version same price
More information on DataSure
Travan Page

9 - Track
Overland Data
Solutions for Pertec and SCSI interface
Densities available include 800, 1600, 3200, 6250 BPI

Micromechanical Storage
Research is underway regarding storage by arrays of minute arms to eliminate rotational latency
Improve performance across the organisation by speeding up access to
ATTO Silicon Disk II 0.02ms access time, up to 2.4 GB capacity
Quantum Solid State Disk
ESP3080R-V 100 microsecond access time, 804 MB capacity
ESP3053R-V 100 microsecond access time, 536 MB capacity

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