Sony SMO-F551-SD 5.2GB Optical Drive
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SMO-F551-SD Sony Internal 5.2GB Ultra SCSI-2 Magneto Optical Refurbished

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SMO-F551-SD 5.25 Inch Internal 5.2 Gigabyte (GB) Ultra Small Computer System Interface (SCSI)-2 Magneto Optical Drive | Made by Sony | Refurbished
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Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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Overview of the Sony SMO-F551-SD

In the dynamic landscape of data storage, having a reliable and efficient storage solution is paramount. The Sony SMO-F551-SD Internal 5.2GB Ultra SCSI-2 Magneto Optical Drive emerges as a key player, offering substantial capacity and advanced technology. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the features, technical specifications, and real-world applications of the Sony SMO-F551-SD, shedding light on its capabilities as a powerful internal storage device.

The Sony SMO-F551-SD is an Internal 5.2GB Ultra SCSI-2 Magneto Optical Drive, designed to meet the storage demands of diverse users. With a focus on reliability and performance, this drive caters to both personal and professional storage needs.


5.2GB Storage Capacity: The SMO-F551-SD boasts a substantial 5.2GB storage capacity, making it suitable for storing large amounts of data, including documents, media files, and more.

  • Ultra SCSI-2 Interface: The Ultra SCSI-2 interface ensures fast and efficient data transfer, meeting the needs of users who require quick access to their stored information.
  • Magneto Optical Technology: Leveraging Magneto Optical (MO) technology, this drive provides a reliable and durable means of storing data, ensuring data integrity over time.

Storage Capacity: Generous 5.2GB Capacity: The SMO-F551-SD offers a generous storage capacity of 5.2GB, providing ample space for users with diverse storage requirements.

Interface: Ultra SCSI-2 Connectivity: The Ultra SCSI-2 interface enhances data transfer speeds, facilitating efficient communication between the drive and the connected system.

Form Factor: Internal Design: With an internal form factor, the SMO-F551-SD seamlessly integrates into desktop systems, workstations, and servers, optimizing space utilization.

Magneto-Optical Technology: Reliable Magneto-Optical Storage: Magneto Optical technology ensures reliable and durable storage, utilizing magnetic fields for reading and writing data onto optical disks.

Compatibility: Wide System Compatibility: The SMO-F551-SD is designed for compatibility with a variety of systems, offering flexibility for users with different hardware configurations.

Performance Metrics

Data Transfer Speed: Efficient Data Transfer: The Ultra SCSI-2 interface contributes to efficient data transfer, allowing users to access and transfer their data swiftly.

Access Time: Quick Access to Data: The drive's low access time ensures that users can retrieve their stored data promptly, contributing to a responsive user experience.

Real-World Applications

Data Backup and Archiving: The SMO-F551-SD is ideal for professionals requiring secure data backup and long-term archiving capabilities, ensuring the preservation of critical information.

Media Production: In media production environments, where large files need efficient storage, this drive excels, providing a reliable solution for content creators.

Personal Storage

Document and File Storage: For personal users, the SMO-F551-SD offers ample space for document storage, file organization, and other data management needs.

Multimedia Storage: Storing multimedia files such as photos, videos, and music becomes convenient with the drive's substantial capacity.

User-Friendly Installation

Seamless Integration: The internal design of the SMO-F551-SD ensures a user-friendly installation process, allowing users to integrate the drive into their systems with ease.

Driver Installation

Straightforward Driver Installation: The process of installing drivers for the SMO-F551-SD is straightforward, facilitating a smooth setup for users.

Maintenance and Longevity

Routine Maintenance

Cleaning and Care: Routine maintenance, including cleaning, ensures the longevity and optimal performance of the SMO-F551-SD over time.

Durable Design

Built for Longevity: The drive's durable design is crafted to withstand continuous use, making it a reliable and long-lasting storage solution.

Storage Expansion

Consideration for Growing Needs: Users with expanding storage needs may need to consider the potential of adding additional drives or exploring higher-capacity alternatives.


Checking System Requirements: Users should verify system compatibility, particularly considering the Ultra SCSI-2 interface, to ensure seamless integration.

Powerhouse of Storage

5.2GB Capacity for Varied Needs: The Sony SMO-F551-SD stands as a powerhouse, offering a 5.2GB capacity that caters to a spectrum of storage needs.

Ultra SCSI-2 Efficiency: The Ultra SCSI-2 interface ensures efficient data transfer, meeting the demands of users who prioritize speed and responsiveness.

Magneto-Optical Reliability: With Magneto-Optical technology, the drive provides reliable and durable storage, safeguarding data integrity over time.

General Information about the Sony SMO-F551-SD

Technical Information for Optical Drive

  • Enclosure Type: Internal
  • Capacity: 5.2GB
  • Drive Bay: 5.25 Inch
  • Form Factor: Half-Height
  • Cache Memory: 4 MB
  • Connectivity/Interface: SCSI
  • Platform: PC, MAC
  • Data Transfer Rate: 10 MBPS (external), 5.1 MBPS (internal)
  • Connectivity/Interface: SCSI

In summary, the Sony SMO-F551-SD is a robust Magneto-Optical Disk drive, equipped with features that make it a valuable asset for users seeking reliable internal storage. With a focus on compatibility, efficient data transfer, and a substantial storage capacity, this drive addresses the diverse storage needs of users across different platforms. Whether integrated into a PC or MAC system, the SMO-F551-SD stands as a dependable solution for efficient and secure data storage.

Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

About Refurbished Products

Refurbished products are typically refurbished by an Original Manufacturer or an affiliate of the manufacturer or 3rd party facility. This product may have minor blemishes due to normal product usage and doesn't necessarily come with documentation and software unless indicated, but has been well tested and generally has never had any defects.


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