Patent Number: 8,880,213

Title: Apparatus and method to store information

Abstract: A data storage facility comprising a plurality of data storage media, an automated data storage library comprising a first plurality of storage cells, one or more data storage devices in communication with the controller, and a controller in communication with one or more host computers, a vault comprising a second plurality of storage cells, wherein the vault does not comprise any data storage devices, and a robotic accessor in communication with the controller, wherein the accessor comprises a gripper mechanism, and wherein the robotic accessor can bidirectionally transport each of the plurality of portable data storage media between the first plurality of storage cells and the one or more data storage devices.

Inventors: Haustein; Nils (Mainz, DE), Klein; Craig A. (Tucson, AZ), Troppens; Ulf (Mainz, DE), Weingand; Josef (Bad Bayersoien, DE), Winarski; Daniel J. (Tucson, AZ)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00