Magneto-Optical (MO) Solutions for Vintage HP computers with HP-IB or MAC Interfaces


Key Facts:

Interface(s) HP-IB
MAC (Multi-Access Controller)
O/S Support HP-UX
HP Disk Equivalent(s) HP7906, HP7907A/S, HP79xx
Extras 1.3GB & 2.6GB MO Read/Write Compatibility
650MB MO Read Only
LCD Controls and Disk Utilities

MO has proven to be the best removable storage technology for archiving data. MO media cartridges are resistant to environmental conditions and electromagnetic interference. The OptiPac series of MO drives are the right choice for HP users needing a removable, near-line and long archival storage solution. They are the workhorse for your HP system to store, protect, secure, transport, backup, and/or exchange graphic files, large databases, and other important information. The OptiPac MO models are available as a single MO drive and combination MO plus a hard disk. Use the hard disk as the system disk and the MO drive for copying data. The front panel LCD controls make it easy to backup files "disk-to-MO" offline.

Bering supports the OptiPac MO solutions on HP 9000 and HP 1000 systems with HP-IB or MAC interfaces.

Models Description Interface Protocol  

5.2GB cartridge with 2048 bytes/sector is not supported.

Don't forget to order a HP-IB cable, rackmount kit, or additional disk media cartridge(s) from the following Accessories list.

Accessories Description  


Specifications 1 Magneto-Optical Fixed Hard Disk
Formatted Capacity (MB) 2 4800 (2400/side) 1000,1300,2600
Minimum Seek Time (ms) 2 3.5
Average Seek Time (ms) 25 10.5
Rotational Speed (RPM) 3300 4500
Maximum HP-IB Speed (MB/sec) 1.0 1.0
Drive MTBF (POH) 100,000 250,000
Power Requirements:
Line voltage (volts) 90-260
Line Frequency (Hz) 47-440
Maximum Current (Amp) 1.1
Rackmount HP Standard Rack or EIA/RETMA 19" Standard
Unit Dimensions 5"x12.8"x11" (127mm x 325mm x 279mm)
Net Weight Up to 23 lbs. (11kg)
1 All information is subject to change without notice.
2 Minimum formatted capacity at 1024 bytes per sector. Capacity is limited to multiple 10MB volumes on HP7906 emulation with higher capacity volumes when emulating other disk drives.
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