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CD-ROM Tutorial on Data Storage Systems

The DSSC is proud to offer an interactive, multimedia tool to educate and train a broad audience in the fundamentals of magnetic and optical recording systems. This 21-hour, seven-CD-ROM set can be used independently, as part of a training class, or as supplemental material in an academic course.

This project was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under award #9711734.



This tutorial has been designed for several audiences:

Module Listing and Demos

Tutorial Instructors


If, after reading the information on these pages about the Tutorial, you have any questions, please contact Patricia L. Grieco, Administrative Manager, DSSC.

Ordering Information

The Tutorial is being offered at two prices: one for DSSC members, one for non-members.

Orders shipped to addresses in Pennsylvania or California will be charged appropriate sales tax.

Complete the order form for Introduction to Data Storage Systems CD-ROM Tutorial.

* DSSC Members paying membership fees less than $30,000 per year please contact the DSSC for a purchase price.

Licensing Information


Purchasing this product technically means you are purchasing a license to use a copy of this software.

Purchase of a license allows:

Purchase of a license prohibits:

A copy of the license must be downloaded, signed, and returned to the Data Storage Systems Center before an order can be processed. Detailed instructions are included in the license document. Please select the appropriate license to download:

System Requirements

Data Storage Systems Center / Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 / Phone: 412-268-6600 / Fax: 412-268-3497