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A System Architect's View Of Optical Storage
Author(s): John W. McIntosh; Kent Harness; Frederick Parham
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Paper Abstract

The design and the development of optical storage creates a significant impact on system architecture. Some of the highlights of optical storage include the following: both direct and sequential access are supported, large units of data are divided into bands that act as the unit of physical and logical data addressahility, and the user deals with logical records that can be of variable length, up to two megabytes. Ease of use is enhanced by the simplicity of data manipulation and access. Future consideratons will allow rapid retrieval of a platter from a library for subsequent automatic insertion of the cartridge into an optical storage unit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1983
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0421, Optical Disks Systems and Applications, (10 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936096
Show Author Affiliations
John W. McIntosh, Storage Technology Corporation (United States)
Kent Harness, Storage Technology Corporation (United States)
Frederick Parham, Storage Technology Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0421:
Optical Disks Systems and Applications

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