Mass Storage Assembly for Continuous On-Line Data Processing Applications
Original Publication Date: 1989-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
A technique is described whereby off-the-shelf personal computer devices can be assembled in such a way so as to provide a low-cost mass storage environmental package. The concept provides an input/output (I/O) assembly and mechanical architecture which accepts low-cost data processing media. It is particularly adaptable to fault-tolerant applications, through the use of mirrored configurations, which provide on-line, non-stop system performance. (Image Omitted) Typically, packaging densities of mass storage devices, such as DASD, sequential access tape devices and optical media, combined with various I/O interface standards have provided designers with a variety of choices for I/O subsystems.