Plasmon announces 24x CD-ROM drives

Plasmon announces 24x CD-ROM drives


Plasmon has announced the latest release of the D-series of CD-ROM library drives at triple the speed of its previous version.

Australian distributor AustStor reports that the 120, 240 and 480 disc libraries have already been delivered and installed in sites across Australia. "The Plasmon D-series configured with two, four or six 24x CD-ROM drives is opening up new opportunities for the reseller channel," Lachlan Macdonald, managing director of AustStor, claimed.

"By coupling the CD-ROM libraries with Plasmon's plug-and-play NetReady Network storage device, resellers and integrators have a product that will generate new business with good margins."

According to AustStor, Plasmon's D-Series libraries offer scalable, integrated product range, high performance in terms of fast exchange time and advanced robotics.

"In short, D-Series CD-ROM libraries and NetReady represent a shift from a server-centric model to a more flexible, affordable data-centric model," Macdonald noted. "As a result, the combination appeals to small-to-medium businesses, as well as work groups in larger organisations, that are looking for turnkey solutions in network attached storage."

The new libraries offer customers a drastic increase in online network data accessibility speed for multiple users without increasing price, according to officials.

The D-Series CD-ROM library retail price starts at $15,895 for a two-drive 120-disc library and $26,005 when bundled with the NetReady network attached storage device.

The D120-Series libraries can also be configured with two 4x-write/8x read CD-Recorders combined with two or four 24x CD-ROM drives.

Plasmon claims it has 30 per cent share of the magneto-optical (MO) market in Australia. It manufactures MO jukeboxes, CD-ROM libraries, tape libraries, robotic management, software and a wide range of optical media products.


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