RZ26L High Performance, Low Profile 1.05 GB Disk Drive HIGHLIGHTS o New SCSI disk offered in one-inch-high, 3.5 inch form factor o 15 percent price/performance improvement over RZ26 disk o Features new, five year warranty PRODUCT DESCRIPTION To meet the need for follow-on products in the same capacity range as Digital's RZ26 and RZ26B 1.05 Gbyte disk drives, Digital is introducing the RZ26L drive. This one-inch-high, low profile SCSI disk expands the performance and price/megabyte curves of the previous generation of Digital 3.5 inch disks. In addition, its state-of-the-art seek and access times and industry standard spindle speed make it Digital's highest performing 3.5 inch SCSI disk today. The banding technology used provides maximum transfer rates (in the 3.5 inch form factor) of up to 5.5 Mbytes per second. The RZ26L disk comes with a five year warranty (one year of onsite warranty and four years of extended, Return-to-Digital warranty), demonstrating Digital's higher quality standards and enhanced maintainability standards. (See the "Enhanced Storage Warranties Span Up to Five Years" article in this issue.) Note that the RZ26L drive is not a direct substitute for the RZ26 drive in all applications. The RZ26L drive cannot be placed in an existing RZ26 stripe and/or shadow set. However, a new stripe and/or shadow set can be created when all members are RZ26L disk drives. COMPARISON WITH DIGITAL'S OTHER 3.5 INCH DISK DRIVES RZ25L RZ26 RZ26L RZ28 Capacity (MBF) 535 1050 1050 2100 $/MB $1.89 $1.23 $1.05 $1.16 Height 1" 1.6" 1" 1.6" Average Seek Time (ms) 10.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 Average Access Time (ms) 16 15.1 15.1 15.1 RPM 5400 5400 5400 5400 Servo Type Ded Emb Emb Emb Maximum Transfer Rates from Media (Mbytes/sec) 2.9-5.2 3.3 2.7-5.5 2.7-5.5 Maximum Bus Bandwidth (MB) 10 10 10 10 Buffer Size (KB) 240 512 512 1024 AVAILABILITY AND ORDERING You can order the RZ26L drive today, with availability in 30 days or less. Order No. Description RZ26L Disk Drive: RZ26L-EJ 1.05 GB formatted SCSI disk for DEC 3000 Model 400, 400S, 500, 500S, 500X, 600, 600S, 800, and 800S systems; includes mounting hardware; factory or field installed RZ26L-EP 1.05 GB formatted SCSI disk for DEC 3000 Model 300 and 300L systems; includes mounting hardware; factory or field installed RZ26L-EK/EN 1.05 GB formatted SCSI disk for MicroVAX 3100 Model 30, 40, 80, and 90 systems; includes mounting hardware; field installed/factory installed RZ26L-VA 1.05 GB 3.5 inch disk for StorageWorks systems, mounted in single 3.5 inch storage building block with snap-in carrier (RZ26L-VA currently supported in BA350 and BA353 StorageWorks shelves on HSJ40 and HSC K.SCSI controllers, MicroVAX 3100, DEC 3000, DEC 7000, and DEC 10000 systems) 4A-RZ26L-VA Spare for all variations of RZ26L disk drive SOFTWARE SUPPORT The RZ26L drive is supported in OpenVMS VAX V6.0 and OpenVMS AXP V1.5. FUTURE SUPPORT Support for the RZ26L disk is planned for the VAXstation 4000 Models 60 and 90, for DEC 2000 AXP workstations, and for DEC 4000 AXP systems. Future software support is planned for the ULTRIX V4.4 and DEC OSF/1 V1.3 operating systems. SERVICES Digital is supporting the RZ26L drive with a complete range of services, including (but not limited to) onsite hardware service, telephone assistance, installation, and extended warranty programs. DECmailer unit exchange is available through the Customer Returns Center (800-225-5385). __________ OSF/1 is a registered trademark of the Open Software Foundation, Inc.