Flash Card Magneto-Optical Emulator / MO Emulator

(For Flash Disk based tape drive replacement, please see our Magnetic Tape Replacement page) Compact Flash magneto-optical emulator

FlashTape magneto-optical emulation

The Avax SCSI Magneto-Optical drive is a unit that emulates a standard SCSI MO drive and stores the data to industry standard Compact Flash (CF) cards.

Some applications are written to only operate with a specific type of drive, which yields a problem when the drive fails and cannot be repaired. The Avax unit appears to the host system as a Fujitsu (or optionally other manufacturer’s unit) to provide ‘plug & play’replacement of the MO unit.

The Avax SCSI Magneto-Optical drive is available as a 3.5 or 5.25 inch tray mount unit or optionally as a standalone desktop unit. 


  • Small format PCB converts Compact Flash Media to appear as aSCSI Magneto Optic device on a Host’s SCSI bus
  • Tray mounted PCB which will replace any 3.5” or 5.25” MagnetoOptical drive
  • Can be mounted into a 3.5" or  5.25” disk slot using the same mountings
  • SCSI Host will see the device as a Magneto Optic drive of any emulation
  • Board is low power, using 5Volts only, and has an optional add-on display and push button user interface
  • Microcode is field upgradeable via integral serial port

Download the Magneto-Optical Emulator data sheet  in Adobe Acrobat® format.

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