"...Plasmon today announced plans to incorporate the new multi-functional 9.1GB, 14X magneto optical (MO) drives from long-time technology partner SONY Corporation into its M-Series 5.25-inch optical libraries and future optical automation products. To ensure maximum integrity, Plasmon will offer certified ISO standard double-sided media in both rewritable and WORM formats with the new MOD 910 MO disk drives.
The new 9.1 GB capacity drives will increase Plasmon's 5.25-inch automation capacity range from 182 GB for 20-slot libraries to 4.55 TB for 500-slot libraries. The previous capacity range was 104 GB to 2.6 TB with the 5.2 GB drive. Availability of the Sony 14X drives within Plasmon's MO libraries is scheduled for January 2001.
The new MOD 910 drives will read and write 9.1 GB or 8.6 GB rewritable or WORM media and also read and write to previous generations (i.e. 8X, 5.2 GB and 4X, 2.6 GB). In addition, the drive provides read-only functions for even earlier generations down to 650 GB, 1X media, to maintain access to legacy data..."