PLUG COMPATIBLE with SMD or SMD-E
No hardware or software modifications
are required to use the latest SCSI drives on SMD and SMD-E controllers.
Unplug the existing SMD disk drive and install the AEM-1, using the same
cables. Requires no changes to the diagnostics or operating software.
The AEM-1 replaces most disk drives
that use the industry standard SMD or SMD-E interface. It can be configured
to emulate drives from Ampex, Century Data, Control Data, Imprimis/Seagate,
Fujitsu, Hitachi, Memorex, NEC, Pertec, Priam, Wang, . . . and many others.
MANY CONFIGURATIONS AVAILABLE
The AEM-1 is a modular system and is
available with numerous options. Two separate SMD drives can be emulated
within one dual AEM-1 enclosure. Rack mount, table top, and custom mounting
configurations are available.
CACHE BUFFERING for FAST ACCESS
Up to 64 MB of data caching provides
significantly reduced access times to common data. Cache is managed by
a "Least Recently Used Track" algorithm.
HIGHER DATA TRANSFER RATES
Some host controllers are capable of
data transfer rates well beyond those of the original SMD disk drive. The
AEM-1 supports up to 24 Mbits per second which can provide a threefold
increase in transfer rate when used with some controllers.
OFF-LINE BACKUP, DISK COPY
The off-line backup option allows the
user to backup, copy, and verify the SMD image to a disk, tape, or cartridge
unit. A 300 MB image can be copied in as little as five minutes to another
removable SCSI or Jaz drive. Backing up the same 300 MB image to an internal
4 mm DAT or QIC tape takes as little as 10 minutes.
RAID-1 internal Disk to Disk Mirroring
is another option to the AEM-1. Alternating reads continually assure the
user of a valid mirror. Internal Disk to Disk Mirroring also provides on-line,
continuous backup of critical data.
REDUCED POWER and COOLING
The AEM-1 uses significantly less power
and requires less cooling than the older SMD drives it replaces, up to
95% less in some cases. Floor space requirements can also be reduced up