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Section - [6.2.1] StorageTek {Brief}

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From: Robotics (Autochangers, Jukeboxes, Stackers, Libraries)

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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