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Improving image application performance of magneto-optic devices utilizing pre-erase
Author(s): Randy L. Sharp; Norman C. Leung; Paul J. Wehrenberg
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Paper Abstract

The read and write transfer rates for large image files are studied as a function of various system parameters and file sizes for a magneto-optic (MO) drive/microcomputer system. In particular, the transfer rate performance of two erase strategies are explored as a function of parameters accessible to the image application developer. Empirical studies have shown that a feature within the magneto-optic (MO) device called pre-erase used in conjunction with the Erase command can increase performance (through-put) by almost a factor of two.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1248, Storage and Retrieval Systems and Applications, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19623
Show Author Affiliations
Randy L. Sharp, Apple Computer, Inc. (United States)
Norman C. Leung, Apple Computer, Inc. (United States)
Paul J. Wehrenberg, Apple Computer, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1248:
Storage and Retrieval Systems and Applications
David H. Davies; Han-Ping D. Shieh, Editor(s)

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