RW525-ZA Optical Library Highlights * Provides a low-cost, near online growth alternative for businesses facing increasing storage demands * Entry-level member of the RW500 family of optical libraries containing one magneto-optical drive and storage capacity for 16 platters * Replaces the RW524-ZA * Multifunction drives provide lower costs by supporting both rewritable and WORM platters, depending on the application Product description The RW525-ZA/MA is an optical library containing one multifunction magneto-optical drive and storage capacity for 16 platters (19 GB when used with 1.2 GB platters). The mechanical autochanger moves platters between the storage slots and the optical drive. The RW525 can utilize either rewritable or WORM (write once, read many) platters, or both, subject to the capabilities of the storage management software. Benefits The RW500 family of optical libraries provides a complete solution of transparent, automated access to data stored on optical platters when combined with storage management software such as: * Optical Storage Management Software for OpenVMS systems (SPD 47.46) * Optical Storage Management Software for UNIX systems (SPD 53.38) * POLYCENTER Hierarchical Storage Management for UNIX systems (SPD 50.71) * POLYCENTER Hierarchical Storage Management for OpenVMS systems (SPD 46.38) Applications access data as if the files were stored on magnetic disks. By using removable media, which share a limited number of physical drives, a system can be configured with more physical storage than can be accomplished with magnetic disks only. Optical platters are known for long shelf life and are less susceptible to environmental conditions than most other storage media. Together with automated storage management software, the total cost of storage management is lowered. Availability and ordering The RW525-ZA and RW525-MA optical libraries are available now. Order No. Description RW525-ZA Optical Library with one magneto-optical drive and storage for 32 platters, 19 GB RW525-MA RW525-ZA Optical Library with 16 rewritable media Services Digital provides a full range of services, including installation of both hardware and software, as well as ongoing support. Technical data The RW525 requires the following versions of Optical Storage Management Software: * With OpenVMS VAX operating system -- Optical Storage Management Software for OpenVMS V3.3 * With OpenVMS Alpha operating system -- Optical Storage Management Software for OpenVMS V3.2 * With Digital UNIX ( formerly called DEC OSF/1) operating system -- Optical Storage Management Software for Digital UNIX V1.4 The RW525 requires two consecutive SCSI ports on the same bus, one for the drive and one for the mechanical autochanger. For more information, please refer to the appropriate SPD for Optical Storage Management Software or POLYCENTER Hierarchical Storage Management software or the local storage specialist supporting optical storage products. ---------- OSF/1 is a registered trademark of the Open Software Foundation, Inc. UNIX is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries, licensed exclusively through X/Open Company Ltd.