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5.18 StorageTek Helical




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This article is from the storage FAQ part1, by Rodney D. Van Meter with numerous contributions by others.

5.18 StorageTek Helical

    Storage Tek has been working on a project called Redwood for a number
of years. The cartridge will be 3480 form-factor, to protect users'
investment in Storage Tek robotics. (rdv@alumni.caltech.edu (Rod Van
Meter)) Cartridges come in three lengths, with capacities of 10, 25
and 50 GB. That would put one of their 6,000-cartridge silos up to 300
TB.

The ESCON interface is in betatest; SCSI fast & wide due out soon.
(martin@viper.desy.de, 94/12/19)

Reportedly available now (95/5/15) with the SCSI interface; ESCON has
been delayed until end of the year.

Sustained transfer rate of 11.25 MB/s. Supports compression. List
price ~$100K.

Compatible with most of the STK robots. See http://www.stortek.com and
also autochangers in part 2 of this FAQ.
    

 

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