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Quantum's Fireball CX 13.6GB Hard Disk



Quantum's Fireball CX hard disk drives are part of a family of high performance, 1-inch-high hard disk drives manufactured to meet the highest product quality standards.

These hard disk drives are non-removable, 3 1/2-inch hard disks and are available with the ATA interface.  A Quantum Fireball CX 13.6 GB AT hard disk drive is compatible with systems that provide the ATA interface.

The Quantum Fireball CX 13.6 GB AT hard disk drives feature an embedded hard disk drive controller, and use ATA commands to optimize system performance.  Because the drive manages media defects and error recovery internally, these operations are fully transparent to the user.

The innovative design of the Quantum Fireball CX 13.6 GB AT hard disk drives enables Quantum to produce a family of high performance, high reliability drives.

General Features

The Quantum Fireball CX 13.6 GB AT hard disk drives include the following key features:

    * Formatted  storage capacity of 13.6 GB (2 disks, 4 heads)
    * Low profile 1-inch height
    * Industry standard 3 1/2-inch form factor
    * Emulation of IBM PC AT task file register, and all AT fixed disk commands
    * Windows NT and 9x Certification

    NOTE: The formatted capacity of your hard disk drive may seem smaller than what you ordered because the operating system reports drive capacity assuming that 1 megabyte (MB) equals 1,048,576 (2^20) bytes while drive manufacturers consider 1 MB to equal 1,000,000 (10^6) bytes.


    * Average seek time 9.5 ms
    * Average rotational latency 5.59 ms
    * New Ultra ATA interface with Quantum-patented Ultra DMA/66 protocol supporting burst data rates of 66 MB/s
    * 512 K buffer with 418 K (approximate) Advanced Cache Management (ACM).  Look-ahead DisCache feature with continuous prefetch and WriteCache write buffering capabilities
    * AutoTask Register update, Multi-block AutoRead, and Multi-block AutoWrite features in custom ASIC
    * Read-on-arrival firmware
    * Quadruple-burst ECC, and double burst ECC on-the-fly
    * 1:1 interleave on read/write operations
    * Support of all standard ATA data transfer modes with PIO mode 4 and multiword DMA mode 2, and Ultra DMA modes 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4.
    * Adaptive cache segmentation


    * 625,000 hours mean time between failure (MTBF) in the field
    * Automatic retry on read errors
    * 288-bit, interleaved Reed-Solomon Error Correcting Code (ECC), with cross checking correction up to four separate bursts of 32 bits each totaling up to 128 bits in length
    * S.M.A.R.T. 4 system (Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology)
    * Patented Airlock automatic shipping lock, magnetic actuator retract, and dedicated landing zone
    * Transparent media defect mapping
    * High performance, in-line defective sector skipping
    * Reassignment of defective sectors discovered in the field, without reformatting
    * Shock Protection System to reduce handling reduced failure
    * Data Protection System to verify drive integrity


    * Power saving modes
    * Downloadable firmware
    * Cable select feature
    * Ability to daisy-chain two drives on the interface

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  • Model: Hard Disk
  • Manufactured by: Quantum

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 21 April, 2010.

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