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SMD Disk Drive Emulation

The Arraid AEM-1 system provides a new and warranted equipment replacement for disk drives that adhere to the obsolete industry standard, SMD interface protocol and its successors: SMD-O, SMD-H and SMD-E.

The AEM-1 is plug-compatible with the original aging SMD drive, while using ARRAID's proprietary solid state 'ARRAID Flash Drive' (AFD) to store data.  Internal AEM rotating drives (disk, tape & magneto-optic) can still be supported upon request.

No host system software or controller changes are required to install the AEM-1.

Capacities: 40MB SMD to 2.5GB SMD-E

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Manufacturer Arraid, LLC

The AEM-1 provides a complete bridge between the host SMD controller and the AEM's internal data storage drives. SMD drives drives were widely used on computer systems since the late '70s and are still in use today on systems with specialized functions and custom software, making it impractical to re-host the complete computer system. Originally built as free standing floor models with removable disk packs, these drives were also produced in several styles of rack mount with removable packs, fixed - sealed media, or a combination of both.

While refurbished SMD replacements have limited availability, refurbished SMD drives commonly fail within a few months resulting in system down time. The AEM-1 is provided as new equipment, allowing customers to utilize SCSI drives or ARRAID's proprietary solid state 'ARRAID Flash Drive' (AFD) installed in the AEM-1, with MTBF of 200,000+ hours and significantly more when using the solid state AFD.

Additional AEM-1 options include disk to disk backup, disk to tape backup, AFD network (backup & restore) and mirroring. No refurbished SMD replacement can match the reliability, features and customer support provided by choosing the AEM-1 to replace your aging and refurbished SMD disk drives.

Contact Arraid today to learn more about new drive replacements for aging computer systems.


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