(March 2, 2001)
Milpitas, CA - DISC®, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCSR), a leading manufacturer
of nearline storage solutions, has integrated Sonys 9.1 GB multi-functional
Magneto Optical drive in its nearline storage devices.
Sonys latest iteration of MO technology gives us the ability
to provide one of the most cost effective storage solutions in the industry,
said Bob Riland, DISC Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
The new drive will boost DISCs Orion D1050 - the largest 5.25-inch
MO automated library system in the industry - to a capacity of 9.4 TB
and also increase the performance of data transfers by 20 percent. Existing
DISC library systems can be upgraded to support the new high-capacity
drives and allow for storage increases of up to 75%.
Our corporate goal is to build storage products that add capacity
to networks for a fraction of the cost of RAID, continues Riland.
By integrating the latest 9.1 GB technology from Sony, our end-users
can acquire DISC storage solutions for less than 4 cents per megabyte.
The new multifunctional drive offers 14 times the capacity of the first
generation 650MB MO drive, and can read and write to 9.1 GB, 5.2GB, 2.6GB
MO and Continuous Composite Write Once (CCW) media and read 1.3 GB, 1.2
GB and 650 MB media.. The drives provide a sustained data transfer rate
of 6.14 MB/sec, a maximum burst transfer rate of 20MB/sec., and an average
seek time of 25 milliseconds.
With high-speed access to 9.1 GB of data, the new drive provides exceptional
reliability with mean time between failures (MTBF) of 100,000 power-on
hours, and a mean swaps before failures (MSBF) of 750,000 cycles, making
it the ideal storage solution for high capacity nearline storage environments.
Pricing and Availability
DISCs ORION series of storage solutions provides users with high
performance, reliability and quality. Libraries with the 9.1GB (ANSI-,
ISO, and ECMA-standard) optical disk drives as well as stand-alone drives
are available through DISCs international network of OEMs, System
Integrators, VARs, and Resellers. Prices vary depending on model and media
Established in 1986, DISC, INC., a leading manufacturer of automated solutions
for enterprise storage, provides companies with nearline storage devices
that add capacity to networks for a fraction of the cost of RAID. DISC
storage solutions range in capacity from 40 GB to 9.7 TB and are designed
for high performance and maximum reliability. Headquartered in Milpitas,
CA, DISC, Inc. can be found on the World Wide Web at www.disc-storage.com.
Sales and engineering offices are located in Northern California, Dallas,
Boston, Phoenix, Washington D.C. and the United Kingdom and can be reached
by calling (800) 944-3472 or (408) 934-7000 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org