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HP SureStore CD-ROM Server/Tower - Product Specifications

Model numbers and configurations

Name
Model Number
Description
HP SureStore CD-ROM Server/Tower
J3276A
Includes the HP SureStore CD-ROM Server. CD-ROM Drives are sold separately.
HP SureStore CD-ROM Server/Tower 7
J3277A
Includes the HP SureStore CD-ROM Server and 7 HP SureStore 32x CD-ROM Drives (C2807A).
HP SureStore CD-ROM Server/Tower 7Plus
J3278A
Includes the HP SureStore CD-ROM Server, 7 HP SureStore 32x CD-ROM Drives (C2807A), 16 megabytes (MB) of RAM, and an external SCSI-2 connector (for attachment to a C2988A tower).

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Product features and overview

Product description

The HP SureStore CD-ROM Server/Towers connect CD-ROM drives to twisted-pair Ethernet networks. All network users can share any CD in the connected CD-ROM drives. The server module located in the top bay of the 8-bay server/tower is internally connected to the other 7 bays, into which CD-ROM drives, DVD-ROM drives, and CD changers can be added and exchanged. For configurations that require BNC (10base2) connectivity, the HP SureStore CD-ROM Server (J3168A) along with the HP SureStore CD-ROM Tower (C2988A) can be used.

The HP SureStore CD-ROM Server/Towers connect directly as nodes on an Ethernet network; they are file-server independent. Installation does not require client or server software. A network connection is the only requirement prior to using the CD-ROM server. The server/tower acts as a network file server; network client communicates directly with it using standard network operating system commands.

The HP SureStore CD-ROM Server/Towers are multi-protocol devices. They are able to simultaneously support various network operating environments. New network operating systems are supportable by downloading new firmware to Flash memory.

The server supports the HTTP protocol. Therefore, a standard Web browser can be used to access and manage the HP SureStore CD-ROM Server/Towers. For networks running IPX/SPS or NetBEUI, a utility (the HP CD-ROM Server Utility) can be used in place of the Web browser. The HP CD-ROM Server Utility can be downloaded from http://www.hp.com/go/cdrom_server.

The server can also be managed using HP Web JetAdmin. This can also be downloaded from: http://www.hp.com/go/webjetadmin

Physical specifications - HP SureStore CD-ROM Server/Tower

This section details the physical specifications of the HP SureStore CD-ROM Server/Tower (J3276A), HP SureStore CD-ROM Server/Tower 7 (J3277A), HP SureStore CD-ROM Server/Tower 7Plus (J3278A).

Category
Specification
Depth:
370 millimeters (mm) (14.5 inches)
Width:
215 mm (8.5 inches)
Height:
440 mm (17.5 inches)
Weight:
J3276A: 12.1 kilograms (kg) (26.6 lb) J3277A: 21.7 kg (47.75 lb) J3278A: 21.8 kg (48.10 lb)
Processor:
32-bit
Flash memory:
2 megabytes (MB) New firmware downloading requires FTP on a TCP/IP network.
RAM:
2 MB (J3276A or J3277A) 16 MB (J3278A)
Backplane PCB:
Manages power distribution, SCSI-ID setting, and SCSI interconnect. CD-ROM drives are connected using a single card-edge connector.
User Connections:
Up to 200 users can simultaneously access the same CD.

Physical specifications - HP SureStore 32x CD-ROM Drive

This section details the physical specifications of the HP SureStore 32x CD-ROM Drive (C2807A) included with the HP SureStore CD-ROM Server/Tower 7 (J3277A) and 7Plus (J3278A).

Category
Specification
Depth:
250 mm (9.85 inches)
Width:
162 mm (6.38 inches)
Height:
41.65 mm (1.64 inches)
Weight:
1.2 kg (2.65 lb) with carrier
Data Transfer Rate:
Full Constant Angular Velocity (CAV)
Sustained:
2.08 MB per second (s) (inner track -- 12x speed);4.83 MB/s (outer track -- 32x speed)
Burst:
10 MB/s (synchronous)
5.0 MB/s (asynchronous)
Average Random Access Speed:
85 milliseconds (ms)
Data Buffer:
512 kilobytes (KB) (256 blocks)
Eject:
Auto Eject
Manual Emergency Eject
Disc Loading
Automatic
Tray Loading
30,000 load cycles
Termination:
Jumper switch
Termination disabled by default in tower
Jumper Switches:
SCSI ID configured by the position of the HP CD-ROM drive in the tower: top bay is ID #0, bottom bay is ID #6
Parity is ON by default
Usable Formats:
CD-DA, CD-ROM Mode 1;
CD-ROM XA: Mode 2, Form 1 & Form 2;
CD UDF (variable packets);
Multisession Mode 1 and 2
Disc Types:
CD-Extra (CD-Plus), CD+G, CD-I, CD+Midi, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-Text media, ISO-9660-HFS, Rockridge, PhotoCD, Video CD Enhanced CD

Environmental operating conditions

Category
Specification
Temperature:
5 to 40 degree Celsius (41 to 104 degree Fahrenheit)
Humidity:
0 to 80 percent relative humidity (RHG), noncondensing
Acoustics:
L NPE 5.5 bels (B), maximum

Supported network operating systems

Novell:
NetWare 3.12, 4.10, and 4.11 (includes NDS)
NetWare/IP
IntranetWare 1.x
Microsoft (R) Windows:
Windows 95, Windows 98
Windows NT 3.51, 4.0
Windows for Workgroups 3.11
(NT domain accounts)
Microsoft LAN Manager:
1.3 and above
IBM LAN Server:
1.3 and above
UNIX (R)*:
Supports UNIX through NFS over UDP/IP on TCP/IP networks
WWW:
Internet/Intranet over HTTP 1.0- and HTML 2.0-compatible browsers

Supported drives/towers

  • HP SureStore 32x CD-ROM Drives (C2807A)

  • Third-party SCSI-2 CD drives

    NOTE: Non-HP drives require HP Mounting Hardware (C2998A).
  • DVD-ROM drives

  • Number of drives:

    • Up to 7 SCSI-2 CD- and DVD-ROM drives (J3276A, J3277A)

    • Up to 14 SCSI-2 CD- and DVD-ROM drives (J3278A)

  • CD changers: Up to 8 platters in each drive

    • Up to 56 platters (J3276A and J3277A)

    • Up to 112 platters (J3278A)

      NOTE: CD platters are supported through the Logical Unit Addressing (LUN) feature. Current CD changers typically hold 4 to 5 CD platters.

Accessories

Name
Model Number
Description
HP SureStore 32x CD-ROM Drive
C2807A
This drive reads the latest recordable media. It delivers this "MultiRead" capability by allowing the use of the latest writable CD technology. It features auto-SCSI ID configuration, is pluggable, and requires no additional mounting hardware.
HP CD-ROM Tower Rackmount Kit
C2982A
HP SureStore CD-ROM Towers can be mounted in standard 19-inch HP Racks. All HP SureStore CD-ROM Towers can be mounted in standard 19-inch HP Racks with this rack kit.
HP SureStore CD-ROM Tower
C2988A
This tower has an external SCSI-2 connector allowing a connection from either the HP SureStore CD-ROM Server/Tower 7Plus (J3278A) or the HP SureStore CD-ROM Server
HP SureStore Stand-Alone CD-ROM Drive
C2989A
This drive when used in conjunction with an HP SureStore CD-ROM Server allows you to create a "mini" tower. It connects to the server with a high-density SCSI-2 connector, has a 256-KB cache, and has a 125 ms data transfer rate.
Mounting Hardware for Non-HP Drives
C2998A
Install non-HP CD-ROM drives, CD-changers, and DVD-ROM drives in HP SureStore Towers.
HP Support Pack - Same Day
H5494A
Available for purchase to cover HP SureStore CD-ROM Servers, Towers, and Drives.
* Upgrade your warranty to same day, on-site response.
* The HP SureStore CD-ROM Tower must be connected to the network via an HP SureStore CD-ROM Server and must have at least one HP SureStore CD-ROM Drive to qualify for the HP Support Pack upgrade.
HP Support Pack - Next Day
H5650A
Available for purchase to cover HP SureStore CD-ROM Servers, Towers, and Drives.
* Upgrade your warranty to next day, on-site response.
* The HP SureStore CD-ROM Tower must be connected to the network via an HP SureStore CD-ROM Server and must have at least one HP SureStore CD-ROM Drive to qualify for the HP Support Pack upgrade.

Network attachment

RJ-45 with twisted-pair Ethernet (10Base-T) or Fast Ethernet (100Base-TX)

Ethernet logical connection

Ethernet II, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.2, and SNAP are enabled by default and the HP CD-ROM server automatically detects the frame type used on the network.

Supported protocols

Novell NetWare:
NCP over IPX
NCP over NetWare/IP
Microsoft Windows and OS/2:
SMB over NetBIOS/NetBEUI
SMB over NetBIOS/TCP/IP
TCP/IP:
ARP, BOOTP, DHCP, FTP, RARP, TCP, SNMP, NFS over UDP/IP, WINS/NBNS
WWW:
HTTP over TCP/IP
Network Management:
DHCP, FTP, SNMP, MIB-II,
Private enterprise MIB

File systems

  • CD-ROM:

    • ISO 9660 Multisession

    • High Sierra (HSF)

    • ISO 9660 (Level 3) with extensions: Rock Ridge, Joliet

  • DVD-ROM, CD-R (for read-only), CD-RW (for read-only):

    • ISO 9660 (Level 3), packet-written

    • UDF with ISO 9660 header only

CD-ROM drive connection

  • Internal, SCSI-2 (Fast SCSI), pluggable interface

  • SCSI bus terminated at one end by server module and at the other end by internal passive terminator on the backplane

  • SCSI IDs on HP CD-ROM drives set automatically and SCSI IDs on non-HP drives set manually

  • For J3278A: 50-pin high density SCSI-2 connector, with latch and thumbscrew cable attachment

  • Non-HP drives require HP Mounting Hardware (C2998A)

Electrical characteristics

Category
Specification
User-selectable input
Voltage/Current:
100-127 volts ac (Vac) ,
2 ampere (A)
200-240 Vac,
1 A
Frequency:
50/60 hertz (Hz)
Power Supply:
19 volts dc (Vdc), 36 A through external power unit
Drive Rear Panel Power Supply:
+5 Vdc at average 320A
+12 Vdc at average 215A

Physical security

Tower:
Selectively block the CD-eject function to provide greater security for expensive or sensitive CD information
Front Panel:
Front Door Lock, barrel type
Mechanisms not removable when door is locked
Media removable when door is locked

Network security

Server:
Set the maximum number of concurrent users to match the number of software licenses you own
Network:
Control CD-access using Novell NDS and Windows NT domains
IBM OS/2:
Share-level access control
Domain authorization through an IBM LanManager domain server.
Microsoft:
Windows 95 and 98:
Share-level access control
Windows NT:
Share-level access control
UserLevel control via domain authorization through an NT file server
Novell:
Encrypted passwords
Authorization through Novell file server, including NDS
UNIX:
NFS version 2
PCNFSD authentication through file server
HTTP:
Password for management
Password for each CD
Can disable access to the CD-ROM drive (Media Access)

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Regulatory compliance

For the HP J3276A, HP J3277A, and HP J3278A

Electromagnetic Compliance
FCC Part 15, Class A
EN 55022 Class B
EN 50082-1
VCCI Class A
Canadian EMC Class A
requirements
Australian EMC Class A
requirements
Safety Compliance
EN 60950 / IEC1950
UL 1950
NOM-019-SCFI-1993
CSA 950

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Warranty

  • All servers, towers, and drives all have a 2-year, return-to-HP warranty.

  • HP Support Pack - Same Day (H5494A) upgrades it to same day, on-site response.

  • HP Support Pack - Next Day (H5650A) upgrades it to same day, on-site response.

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