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HP CD-ROM Server for Ethernet Networks - Product Specifications

Model numbers and part numbers
HP CD-ROM Server Stand-Alone Module
J3168A
HP CD-ROM Server Tower Module
J3169A
Configurations and models
The configuration can be made in the following ways:
Using a Web browser
This is the easiest way and is supported by online help instructions. However, this method requires that the CD-ROM server be configured with an Internet (IP) address on a TCP/IP (transmission control protocol/internet protocol) network.
Using a text editor
This tool can be used from any environment using your favorite editor.
Through configuration changes, you can customize CD-ROM Server operation. For example, you can:
  • Set up the system memory bus (SMB) server name
  • Enable or disable CD-ROM server protocols, such as NetWare, SMB on NetBIOS/NetBEUI, SMB on NetBIOS/TCP/IP and network file system (NFS)
  • Set up Internet and simple network management protocol (SNMP) parameters
  • Set the JukeBoxLockTime parameter to prevent disk changer flutter
      note:
    Disk changer flutter may occur when one user requests access to a CD-ROM while another user is reading data from a different CD-ROM. The changer attempts to service both requests by alternately accessing both CD-ROMs and transferring small amounts of data from each. Because of the time needed to swap disks, the data-transfer rate for both users will be very low.
Product features and overview
Product description
HP CD-ROM Servers connect CD-ROM drives to Ethernet networks. All users on the network can share the information on any CD-ROM inserted into a connected CD-ROM drive.
HP CD-ROM Server Stand-Alone Module
The HP CD-ROM Server Stand-Alone Module provides RJ-45 and BNC network connectors. The RJ-45 connector connects to a 10Base-T (twisted-pair cable) network. The BNC connects to a 10Base-2 (thin coaxial cable) network. The 50-pin high-density SCSI-2 connector supports up to seven CD-ROM drives. If CD-ROM disk changers are used, up to 56 disks can be accessed.
HP CD-ROM Server Tower Module
The HP CD-ROM Server Tower Module provides RJ-45 and Attachment Unit Interface (AUI) network connectors. The RJ-45 connector connects to a 10Base-T (twisted-pair cable) network. If you use an appropriate external transceiver module, the AUI connector allows you to connect to a 10Base-2 (thin coax), 10Base-5 (thick coax) or fiber-optic network.
The 50-pin SCSI-2 header (typically for SCSI ribbon cable) supports up to 7 CD-ROM drives, or up to 56 disks if disk changers are used. The CD-ROM tower module is designed for installation into a CD-ROM tower.
Physical specifications
Dimensions
Height: 4.3 cm (1.7 inches)
Width: 14.9 cm (5.9 inches)
Depth: 22.4 cm (8.8 inches)
Weight
0.7 kg (1.5 lb)
Environmental operating conditions
Temperature: 5 to 40 degrees C (41 to 104 degrees F)
Humidity: 20 to 80 degrees RHG, non-condensing
Recommended cables, requirements
For the stand-alone module only, HP provides SCSI-2 cables and terminators. For other SCSI-2 cables or terminators, consult with HP or your local cable vendor.
  note:
Industry-standard SCSI-2 cables and terminators are available in different lengths and with different connector types. You must obtain the proper cables to match the connectors on your CD-ROM drives. HP SCSI cables might, or might not, be suitable for your drives.
Supported operating system (OS/NOS)
  • Novell NetWare: NetWare 3.12, 4.10, and 4.11
  • Microsoft (R) Windows: Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Windows 95, Windows NT 3.51, and 4.0
  • Microsoft LAN Manager: LAN Manager 1.3 and later
  • IBM LAN Server: LAN Server 1.3 and later
  • 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
  • Up to seven SCSI CD-ROM drives are supported.
  • Disk changers (up to eight disks each) are supported. Up to 56 CD-ROM disks are supported through Logical Unit Number (LUN) addressing.
  • CD-R writers are not supported.
Accessories
HP Product
Description
C2998A
Mounting rails for non-HP drives
C2997A
HP 20X CD-ROM Drive
C2989A
HP 12X CD-ROM Stand-Alone Drive
Data Transfer Rate
Partial CAV; Sustained: 1.8 MB/s (12X speed) or 3.0 MB/s (20X speed); Burst: 10 MB/S (synchronous) or 5.0 MB/s (asynchronous)
Random Access Speed
95ms
Data Buffer
512 KB (256 blocks)
Spindle Motor
Brushless
Error Rate
Mode 1: Block/1012 Bits; Mode 2: Block/109 Bits
Usable Formats
CD-DA, CD-ROM Mode 1; CD-ROM XA Mode2, Form 1 and Form2 Multisession Mode 1 & 2; CD UDF (variable packets)
Manual part numbers
HP CD-ROM Server Stand-Alone Module
Product
Part Number
Quick Installation Guide
5966-5296 (English), 5966-5297 (French), 5966-5298 (Italian), 5966-5299 (German), 5966-5300 (Spanish)
User’s Guide
5967-0801 (English), 5967-0802 (French), 5967-0803 (Italian), 5967-0804 (German), 5967-0805 (Spanish)
HP CD-ROM Server Tower Module
Product
Part Number
Quick Installation Guide
5966-5296 (English), 5966-5297 (French), 5966-5298 (Italian), 5966-5299 (German), 5966-5300 (Spanish)
User’s Guide
5967-0801 (English), 5967-0802 (French), 5967-0803 (Italian), 5967-0804 (German), 5967-0805 (Spanish)
NetWork attachment
  • HP CD-ROM Server Tower Module: Ethernet, 10Base-T (twisted pair) and 10Base-5 (AUI)
  • HP CD-ROM Server Stand-Alone Module: Ethernet, 10Base-T (twisted pair) and 10Base-2 (BNC).
Ethernet logical connection
  • IEEE 802.2, IEEE 802.3, SNAP, DIX, and Ethernet II frame types simultaneously
Supported protocols
  • Novell NetWare: NCP over IPX
  • Microsoft Windows and OS/2: SMB over NetBIOS/NetBEUI and SMB over NetBIOS/TCP/IP
  • TCP/IP: NFS over UDP/IP, TCP, ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, WINS/NBNS, SNMP, FTP
  • WWW: HTTP over TCP/IP
  • Network Management: SNMP MIB-II and private enterprise MIB; platform-independent configuration and management through standard Web browser
File Systems
  • High Sierra (HSF), ISO 9660: Multisession and ISO 9660 with Rock Ridge Extensions.
CD-ROM Drive connection
  • 50-pin, high density SCSI-2 connector
Compatible CD-ROM Drives
Any SCSI-2 drive or changer is compatible; up to 56 drives supported through Logical Unit Addressing (LUN)
FCC identification number
EMC approvals
FCC Subpart B, Class A
CE: EN 55022/1994, EN 50082-1/1992
Safety approvals
EN 60950, UL, CSA; power adapters
Regulatory compliance
FCC Class A for HP J3168A/J3169A: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Warranty
2-year, return-to-HP warranty

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