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D Series Libraries

Alliance’s Plasmon branded D-Series DVD Jukebox libraries offered a flexible archiving solution with the ability to mix drives and media to suit most applications and user requirements. The D-Series libraries used magazines that contained up to ten single or double-sided 120 MM CD/DVD discs, which provided the ability to quickly add or remove media. Discs could also be added or removed individually through the import export drawer when the library was online. The library systems used a dual picker to make rapid disc exchanges and offered fast performance in a multi-user environment. Many D Series libraries are still in production today.

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Plasmon M-Series Magneto Optical (MO) Librarie

Alliance’s Plasmon branded 5.2 GB & 9.1 GB Magneto-Optical Libraries were a reliable, cost-effective data storage product. The legacy M-Series enabled rapid access to data with flexible configurations and standard interface options. Larger units are equipped with an advanced dual picker providing fast disk exchange times and field-proven high reliability. Many MO libraries are still in production today.

Although no longer manufactured, as the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Alliance offers upgrade paths and service for customers with legacy libraries of all types. Alliance G-Series provides mixed optical media support for both Magneto Optical (MO) and UDO technology in one library.

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Drive Repair Services

Drives are at the heart of every data archiving library and as with any type of automated machinery occasionally calibration and repair services are necessary. As the original equipment manufacturer, ASTI is fully equipped to provide rapid and efficient diagnosis and repair of drives utilized for professional data archiving.

ASTI headquarters is equipped with a dedicated drive depot repair and testing facility staffed by knowledgeable, qualified repair technicians that can provide a level of evaluation, calibration and repair not found elsewhere. Close-tolerance calibration ensures that refurbished drives will remain in operation for extended periods.

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Other Drives

LD4100 and LF4500, LD1200, Internal DVD, HP (internal and external drives)

Realizing the importance of keeping data archiving equipment operational, ASTI offers many types of internal and external replacement drives for legacy Plasmon, FileNet OSAR, IBM, Cygnet and HP data archiving libraries and Juke Boxes.

Drive versions and library models may vary so compatibility issues may exist. ASTI’s knowledgeable technical support staff is available to help determine the correct replacement drive for your legacy product.

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12” LD6100 and LF6600 Drives

ASTI’s offers replacement drives and repair services for legacy large format 12” TrueWORM Technology™ LD6100/LF6600 drives utilized as stand-alone drives or in FileNet OSAR libraries. The drives were best suited for applications requiring permanent archival storage of in high-volume multi-user environments where fast access to data was important.

Using ablative WORM technology and recording on a glass substrate, the 12” drives offer permanent unalterable storage with a minimum data life of 30 years. Dual head can write both sides simultaneously eliminating the need to remove and flip the disk resulting in reduced mechanical wear and much faster response times.

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12" LD8100 and LF8600 Drives

ASTI’s offers replacement drives and repair services for legacy large format 12” TrueWORM Technology™ LD8100, LF8600 drives utilized as stand-alone drives or in FileNet OSAR libraries. The drives were best suited for applications requiring permanent archival storage of in high-volume multi-user environments where fast access to data was important.

Using phase change technology and recording on a glass substrate, the 12” drives offer permanent unalterable storage with a minimum data life of 30 years. Dual head can write both sides simultaneously eliminating the need to remove and flip the disk resulting in reduced mechanical wear and much faster response times.

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Magneto Optical (MO) Drives

The MO 910 Internal and External drives are one of many legacy replacement drives offered by ASTI. Originally utilized in M Series libraries, the drives are now available for the current G Series libraries as well.

Equipped with an 8 MB buffer and an enhanced cache algorithm the drive offers a 25ms seek time and a transfer rate of over 6MB/sec. It offers the benefits of an ISO 9001 compliant product with universal writing format. It is fully compatible with previous disk generations of 8x, 4x and 2x media.

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Ultra Density Optical (UDO) Drives

Professional Internal and Desktop External Optical Drives for Archival Storage

ASTI’s UDO drives are engineered specifically for the demanding requirements of professional archival storage environments. Extremely high duty cycles provide reliable and long-term use. Rapid seek times and fast read/write speeds ensure access to valuable archived data in seconds.

ASTI offers both Internal Drives for use in automated libraries, and stand-alone Desktop Drives for small businesses and individual departments.

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