HP Disk and Tapes Replaced with Reliable Emulator

AEM-8
HP-IB Drive Retrofit
HP Disk and
Tapes Replaced
with Reliable
Emulator
FEATURES
HP1000, 3000, 9000, 79XX SERIES
DISK DRIVES
Featuring:
Ÿ HP-IB, IEEE-488, GPIB, CS/80 Interface.
Ÿ Plug-compatible with OEM drives.
Ÿ No Changes to Hardware or Software.
Ÿ Coexists with HP 79xx Series Drives.
Ÿ Removable Media for Fixed Disk.
Ÿ Multiple Volumes provide more disk storage.
Ÿ Internal Backup to Disk or Magneto-Optical Cartridge.
NEW CAPABILITIES FOR DRIVES.
Optional Features:
Ÿ Arraid Flash Drive (AFD) - Solid State SCSI Disk
replacing traditional mechanical SCSI drives (DAT, QIC,
Tape & Magneto Optical Disk)
Ÿ AFD offers both commercial grade (MLC) and industrial
grade (SLC) solid state flash technology.
PLUG-COMPATIBLE & COEXISTS WITH HP DRIVES
The Arraid AEM-8 is an enhanced data storage system to
replace HP 79xx and C22xx Disk and/or Tape Drives using the
HP-IB interface. Merely unplug the existing drive and install
the AEM-8 using the same HP-IB cable.
The AEM-8 can be added to an existing system, along with the
original HP drives. The AEM-8 supports simultaneous
operation with existing OEM drives, or with other AEM-8s.
DISK EMULATION
The Arraid AEM-8 provides modern, solid state (AFD option)
and reliable data storage for mission critical computers, and at
the same time adds capabilities not available in the original
drives.
Image shown is the AEM-8 with Arraid Flash Drive “AFD” solid state SCSI
drive option (SLC & MLC grade flash options available). If required
mechanical SCSI drive options can still be supported
MORE DATA STORAGE - LARGER DRIVES
The AEM drive capacity can be set to a larger size than the
original OEM unit. Modifying the system drive statement is
required, and the application software program must be able
to recognize the added capacity. The Solid State Arraid
Flash Drive (AFD) option offers both commercial grade
(MLC up to 256GB) and industrial grade (SLC up to 64GB)
solid state flash technology.
MORE DATA STORAGE – MULTI-VOLUME
Multi-Volume provides additional data storage by creating
multiple drive images on the SCSI storage device. Up to
100 volumes can be stored on the disk, limited by disk
capacity. Volumes are selected through the operator panel
menu. The selected volume is nonvolatile; the host will
access the previous volume on boot-up, or when returning
from a power outage.
DISK COPY, BACKUP, & RESTORE
The AEM-8 provides several off-line methods of copying
and backing up drive data. In cases where the OEM drive
included a backup device, such as the 7911/12/14, the
internal Save/Restore function is emulated by the AEM. Also
provided is a volume copy feature that allows copying
between MultiVolumes on the SCSI data drive. These
functions are accessed from the operator control panel of
the AEM.
NETWORK FEATURE
AFD network feature option offers LAN network (ethernetbased) back-up and restore capability directly from the AFD
using the on board RJ45 Network port. No additional
software or register changes are required to the legacy host.
Arraid LLC. 26 W Lone Cactus #500, Phoenix, AZ 85027
Email: info@arraid.com
Telephone: (480) 699-3047
Website: www.arraid.com
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SPECIFICATIONS
Includes FLASH2GUI Software - Optional ethernet support
feature for centralised backup and restore capability
removing the need to rotate media. Primary data storage is
always written to the CF card. Only available on AEM with
AFD drive installed.
TAPE EMULATION
If the original drive included a tape transport, often a 1/4”
DC-600 cartridge drive, a substitution is necessary since
the original tape unit is not available. HP drives that include
a separate 1/2” tape transport, such as the 7914TD, can be
replaced with the AEM-8 emulator and a new tape transport
unit. In cases where media and data compatible tape drives
are not available, Arraid recommends the Arraid Flash Drive
(AFD) - Solid State SCSI Disk replacing the internal
traditional mechanical SCSI drives (DAT, QIC, Tape &
Magneto Optical Disk) in its place. The AFD provides a
convenient and low cost method of moving files between
host systems.
Note: the CompactFlash (CF) media in the Arraid Flash
Drive (AFD) should be treated exactly the same as the MO
media. All drive data is stored on the CF media as if were
the original MO media. Media rotation procedures can be
maintained.
TAPE BACKUP / RESTORE
In AEM-8 drives with an AFD configured as a tape device,
the AEM-8 emulates tape operation including full-disk Save
and Restore functions. If the AEM-8 AFD is configured as
an MO the AFD device is used for tape data storage. The
AFD larger capacity, up to 640 MB, eliminates the need for
multiple-tape backups. Additionally, the higher speed of the
solid state device dramatically reduces the backup time - in
one case from 40 minutes to only 5 minutes!
LOW MAINTENANCE - RELIABLE OPERATION
The AEM-8 can use either traditional disk or solid state AFD
drives for low maintenance operation. AFD Drives are rated
in excess of 8,000,000 hours MTBF and up to five years of
continuous operation.
Drives appear defect-free to the host computer.
REDUCED POWER, COOLING AND WEIGHT
The AEM-8 uses significantly less power and requires less
cooling than the original. Further decreased when
integrating the solid state AFD. A modern switching power
supply replaces the original, heavy analog supply. Power
consumption of some OEM drives is 700 Watts; the Arraid
AEM reduces this to 50 Watts ...and weight is reduced to
23 lbs!
MEDIA
The CompactFlash (CF) media in the ARRAID
FLOPPYFlash Drive (AFFD) is treated exactly the same as
the floppy disk media. All drive data is stored on the CF
media as if were the original floppy diskette media. Media
rotation procedures can be maintained.
INTERFACE
HP-IB Disk & Tape Drives
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7906B/H
7907A
7908P/R
7911P/R
7912P/R
7914P/R
7914TD
7920B
7925B
7933A/H/XP
7935A/H/XP
7936H/XP
7937H/XP
7941A
7942A
7945A
7946A
7957A/B
7958A/B
7959B
7961B
7962B
7963B
C2200A
C2202A
C2203A
20 MB, Removable
21/21 MB, Fixed/Removable
16 MB, 1/4” Tape
28 MB, 1/4” Tape
64 MB, 1/4” Tape
132 MB, 1/4” Tape
128 MB, 9-track 1/2” Tape
50 MB
125 MB 7930B/M 50 MB
404 MB
404 MB, Removable
307 MB
571 MB
24 MB
24 MB, 1/4” Tape
55 MB
55 MB, 1/4” Tape
81 MB
130/152 MB
304 MB
81 MB, Upgradeable
152/304/456 MB
304/608/912 MB
335 MB
670 MB
670 MB
Contact Arraid for other drive models. HP MAC Interface and HP
Disc Interface replacements are also available - see AEM-6C and
AEM-7C data sheets, respectively.
HP-IB, IEEE 488, GPIB, CS/80 drives. Compatible with
12009A/12821A Controller and similar HP-IB interface controllers
using CS/80 instruction set. Coexists with OEM drives and/or
additional AEM-8 Drive Emulation units.
HP-IB - 24-contact IEEE 488 ribbon style connector, mates with
OEM cable.
Control/Maintenance - RS-232 serial port, ASCII (8, N, 1), DB-9
HP-IB ADDRESS
Selectable through control panel menu.
MULTI-VOLUME
100 volumes maximum, selectable through control panel
menu.
SELF TEST
Internal self-test with reporting via RS-232 connected
terminal.
DATA TRANSFER RATE
Same as drive being emulated.
SEEK TIMES, TYPICAL
Track To Track, max
Access, max
RELIABILITY
MTBF
MTTR
10 ms
30 ms
200,000+ hours (The AFD offers 8,000,000+ hrs)
15 minutes
Arraid LLC. 26 W Lone Cactus #500, Phoenix, AZ 85027
Email: info@arraid.com
Telephone: (480) 699-3047
Website: www.arraid.com
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POWER
Input voltage
Frequency
Power
PHYSICAL
Rack Mount
Drive Module
90 - 135, 180 - 264 VAC (Selectable)
47 - 63 Hz
50 - 90 Watts (Maximum)
High x Wide x Deep x Weight
5.25 in. x 19 in. x 17.5 in., 23lbs
133 mm x 483 mm x 445 mm, 10.5 kg
1.7 in. x 4.6 in. x 8.2 in., 3lbs
43.2 mm x 117 mm x 208 mm, 1.4 kg
Specifications subject to change without notice.
COMMON OPTIONS
Arraid Flash Drive (AFD) – Plug & Play Solid State Upgrade
Opt-XX DRV-ASFD-2-HD Arraid SCSI Flash Drive/Solid
State Disk Drive – (HDD Upgrade)*
Opt-XX DRV-ASFD-2-MO Arraid SCSI Flash Drive/Solid State
Disk Drive – (Magneto-Optic Upgrade)*
Opt-XX DRV-ASFD-2-T Arraid SCSI Flash Drive/Solid State Disk
Drive – (Tape Upgrade)*
*A further AFD Network feature option offers LAN network (ethernet-based)
back-up and restore capability directly from the AFD. No additional software
or register changes are required to the legacy host.
FLASH2GUI Software - Optional ethernet support feature for centralised
backup and restore capability removing the need to rotate media. Primary
data storage is always written to the CF card. More details on FLASH2GUI
backup & restore software.
Arraid LLC. 26 W Lone Cactus #500, Phoenix, AZ 85027
Email: info@arraid.com
Telephone: (480) 699-3047
Website: www.arraid.com
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