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6.2.1 StorageTek




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This article is from the storage FAQ part2, by Rodney D. Van Meter with numerous contributions by others.

6.2.1 StorageTek

    Storage Tek makes huge autochangers, referred to as silos, round and
several (~5) meters in diameter. They hold 6,000 3480-style tapes. At
original 3480 densities, that's only 1.2 TB per silo, but capacities
have gone up to (I think) 800 MB/cartridge, and are poised for a HUGE
jump if Storage Tek gets their Redwood tape drive finished (in beta
test, 12/94), up to 20 GB/cartridge, 120 TB/silo.

There is a smaller silo, known as WolfCreek, that holds 500-1000
cartridges.

STK also OEMs a 3480 autochanger from Odetics. Holds ~260 cartridges,
I think, in rotating drum, with room for ?2? tape drives above it.
(rdv,95/1/12) However, I couldn't find any info about this on the web
site.

They also have a web site at http://www.stortek.com. (95/5/16,rdv)

All but the Odetics (known as Ocean, I think) are Redwood-compatible.

The new 9710 (codenamed Panther) can handle both DLT and 3480
cartridges in a mini-tower. (quodlingp@cim.alcatel.oz.au, 1996/3/12)
    

 

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