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<li><b>The ability to accommodate two or more tape drives</b> &#150; The  
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<li><b>The ability to accommodate two or more tape drives</b> - The  
 
capabilities of the tape drive(s) selected as the heart of the library determine,  
 
capabilities of the tape drive(s) selected as the heart of the library determine,  
 
typically, the performance, capacity, throughput, reliability, data compression,  
 
typically, the performance, capacity, throughput, reliability, data compression,  
 
compatibility, and media consumption.
 
compatibility, and media consumption.
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<li><b>Robotic loader mechanism</b>  &#150; The robotic mechanism performs the  
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<li><b>Robotic loader mechanism</b>  - The robotic mechanism performs the  
 
movement of the tapes to and from the drive(s) within the library.
 
movement of the tapes to and from the drive(s) within the library.
 
                                                  
 
                                                  
<li><b>Library and loader controllers</b> &#150; Libraries contain separate  
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<li><b>Library and loader controllers</b> - Libraries contain separate  
 
controllers to oversee overall library activity and robotic movement. These  
 
controllers to oversee overall library activity and robotic movement. These  
 
controllers carry the intelligence to perform the activities requested by the host.
 
controllers carry the intelligence to perform the activities requested by the host.
 
                        
 
                        
<li><b>Bar code reader</b> &#150; The bar code reader enables the host software to  
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<li><b>Bar code reader</b> - The bar code reader enables the host software to  
 
track the location of files in and outside of the library. A bar code reader also  
 
track the location of files in and outside of the library. A bar code reader also  
 
accelerates the library file inventory process, eliminating the need to read the  
 
accelerates the library file inventory process, eliminating the need to read the  

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