Patent Number: 7,102,849

Title: Modular data cartridge library

Abstract: A data storage library comprising a plurality of library modules (13, 15) for storing a plurality of data storage media (35) and writing data to and reading data from said media (35), at least two of said library modules (13, 15) being in adjacent vertical arrays, and transfer means (33) for transferring said media (35) from one array to an adjacent array, the transfer means (33) effecting translation of the data storage media (35) from one array to the adjacent array in a substantially horizontal direction whilst substantially maintaining the orientation of the transferred media (35) relative to respective arrays.

Inventors: Donkin; Charles William (Wells, GB), Elliot; Robert Vernon (Wells, GB), Hext; Brian Kenneth Geoffrey (Wells, GB)

Assignee: Quantum Corporation

International Classification: G11B 15/68 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018