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Category: Optical Drive


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Blu-Ray Optical Archives Scale Up, Manned by Robots

June 1, 2016

Via: Data Center Frontier

As we keep uploading photos every day, data storage is getting colder. When you want to fetch an old photo, there’s a growing chance it will be retrieved from a Blu-Ray disc by a robot. An offbeat idea hatched in […]


Hardware, Optical Drive

Toshiba-Samsung Stops Manufacturing Optical Drives

May 24, 2016

Via: Computer Hardware Reviews

The joint venture between Toshiba and Samsung known as Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (TSST) has reportedly stopped production of optical drives. TSST manufactured CDRW+DVDR, DVDRW+BDR, and BDRW drives under the Samsung brand. Read More on Computer Hardware Reviews


Hardware, Optical Drive

Verbatim Launches 100GB MDISC Blu-ray Storage Media

May 19, 2016

Via: CdrInfo

Verbatim introduces the new 100GB MDISC Blu-ray disc with an average lifetime of more than 1,000 years and high data storage capacity. Incorporating titanium for added longevity, the Verbatim MDISC Blu-ray disc preserves stored data by engraving the information into […]


Hardware, Optical Drive

Sony’s Second Generation Optical Disc Archive System Is Faster And Goes Up to 3.3 TB

April 18, 2016

Via: CdrInfo

Sony is promoting use of optical discs for reliable long-term storage with the release of ther second generation of its Optical Disc Archive System, which adopts a 3.3TB optical disc cartridge developed jointly by Sony and Panasonic. A new generation […]


Featured, Optical Drive

Reviving the Blue-ray, success or fail in progress?

March 17, 2016

Via: James Hughes

The (already) classical Blue-ray optical storage system may avoid falling into obsolescence via a bold move. Without much of a future left in multimedia storage and rendition, Blue-ray found its afterlife with the help of Facebook and a few other […]


Hardware, Optical Drive

Panasonic And Facebook Develops Freeze-ray Optical Disc-Based Data Archive System

March 10, 2016

Via: CdrInfo

Panasonic today unveiled its enhanced “freeze-ray” series Data Archiver, using 300GB Optical Discs, scheduled for release in the 2nd half of 2016. Panasonic says that the freeze-ray solution provides optimal cold storage for protecting data integrity and reducing costs in […]


Featured, Optical Drive

Have you heard of the new glass storage disk?

March 4, 2016

Via: James Hughes

Continuing the atypical storage medium series, we present you the glass disk storage. This storage medium may seem a little less futuristic when compared with the previously introduced liquid storage, yet it is another amazing alternative hard drive concept. The […]


Hardware, Optical Drive

5D Storage Capable of Surviving for Billions of Years

March 1, 2016

Via: StorageNewsletter

Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a major step forward in the development of digital storage that is capable of surviving for billions of years. Using nano-0structured glass, scientists from the University’s Optoelectronics Research Centre(ORC) have developed the […]


Hardware, Optical Drive

This glass disc can store 360TB of data and outlive humanity

February 17, 2016

Via: TechRadar

Talk about a backup plan to end all backup plans. Scientists at the University of Southampton are storing history’s greatest documents on an “eternal” format capable of outlasting the human race. The technology uses a femtosecond laser, emitting pulses a […]


Optical Drive

ASUS Announces DRW-24D5MT Power-Saving 24x DVD Writer

December 31, 2015

Via: CDRLabs.com

ASUS Japan sent out a press release, announcing its new 24x DVD writer, the DRW-24D5MT. Along with support for Millenniata’s M-DISC format, the drive is capable of 24x DVD±R, 8x DVD±R DL, 5x DVD-RAM, 8x DVD+RW and 6x DVD-RW writing […]