HP C7984A Magneto Optical Multimedia
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C7984A HP Magneto Optical Media WORM 9.1GB 5.25-inch 14x New

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C7984A Magneto Optical Media Write Once, Read Many (WORM) 9.1GB (Gigabyte) 5.25-inch 14x | Made by HP | New Bulk Pack
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Introduction to the C7984A HP Magneto Optical Media WORM

The C7984A HP Magneto Optical Media WORM (Write-Once Read-Many) is a type of data storage media that is used for archival storage and data backup. It uses WORM technology, which allows data to be written to the disk once, but read multiple times. Once data is written to a WORM disk, it cannot be erased or modified, making it a secure and tamper-proof option for storing important data. The C7984A is a 5.25-inch disk that has a storage capacity of 9.1GB and can be written at a speed of 14x. It is designed to be used with HP Magneto-Optical drives and can be used with a variety of different computer platforms.

Advantages of Using WORM Technology for Data Storage

There are several advantages to using WORM (Write-Once Read-Many) technology for data storage:

  • Data Integrity: WORM technology ensures that data cannot be modified or erased once it has been written to the disk. This makes it a secure and tamper-proof option for storing important data such as financial records, legal documents, and other sensitive information.
  • Compliance: WORM technology is compliant with various regulations such as SEC 17a-4, SEC 17a-3, FINRA and others that require data to be kept in a non-erasable and non-rewritable format for a specific period of time.
  • Long-term data storage: WORM technology is stable and has a long lifespan, making it suitable for long-term data storage and archival purposes.
  • Cost-effective: WORM technology can be a cost-effective option for archival storage and data backup, especially when compared to other data storage options such as tape drives or cloud storage.
  • Reliability: WORM technology is considered to be highly reliable and has low failure rates.
  • High temperature resistance: WORM disks can withstand high temperatures, making them suitable for use in harsh environments.
  • Compatibility: WORM disks can be used with a variety of different computer platforms, including Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • Data Preservation: WORM technology helps in preserving data for future reference and analysis.
  • Easy to use: WORM disks are easy to use and can be used with a variety of different hardware and software options.

Please note, however, that WORM technology is an older technology, and newer technologies such as hard drives, flash drives, and cloud storage may have some advantages over it.

Using the C7984A for Data Backup and Archiving

The C7984A HP Magneto Optical Media WORM can be used for both data backup and archival storage. Here are a few steps for using the C7984A for data backup and archiving:

  • Connect the C7984A HP Magneto Optical drive to your computer and install the necessary software and drivers.
  • Insert the C7984A WORM disk into the drive.
  • Use the backup software of your choice to create a backup of the data you wish to store on the C7984A WORM disk.
  • Once the backup is complete, remove the C7984A WORM disk from the drive and store it in a safe and secure location.
  • Repeat the process periodically to ensure that your data is regularly backed up.

For archival storage, you can repeat the process above but, instead of backing up your data, you can copy your data to the C7984A WORM disk and store it in a safe and secure location for long-term storage.

Please note that once the data is written to the C7984A WORM disk, it cannot be modified or erased, so it is important to ensure that the data being written to the disk is correct and complete.

It is also important to note that C7984A is an older technology and may not be compatible with newer systems or may have limited storage capacity compared to newer storage options.

Installation and Setup of the C7984A

Here are the general steps for installing and setting up the C7984A HP Magneto Optical Media WORM drive:

  • Connect the C7984A drive to your computer using the SCSI cable provided.
  • Install the necessary software and drivers for the drive on your computer. These can typically be found on the HP website or on a CD that came with the drive.
  • Configure the drive's SCSI settings in the computer's BIOS. This may include setting the drive's SCSI ID and configuring the SCSI termination.
  • Power on the computer and begin using the drive.
  • Check the compatibility of the drive with your system before you proceed with installation.
  • Ensure that your system meets the minimum requirement for running the drive.
  • Insert the C7984A WORM disk into the drive and format it, if necessary, using the appropriate software.
  • Once the drive is set up and configured, you can use it to backup or store data as previously mentioned.

It is important to note that the specific installation and setup process may vary depending on the computer's operating system and the version of the C7984A drive you are using. It is always recommended to refer to the manufacturer's documentation for detailed instructions on installation and setup.


  • Manufacturer: HP
  • MPN: C7984A
  • Type: Multimedia
  • SKU: C7984A

Technical Information

  • Size 5.25 inch
  • Storage Capacity 9.10 GB
  • Media Formats WORM
  • Write Speed 14x
  • Disk Sector Size 4 KB
  • Miscellaneous
  • Recycled No
  • Post-consumer-waste% 0%
  • Assembly Required No

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