Fast, high-capacity optical disc technology offers several advantages over tape and other long-term cold file storage solutions. It’s ideal for managing rapidly-increasing volumes of data that are charateristic of today’s library, disaster recovery and asset management applications – from media production to engineering, CAD, AI, scientific and medical research, preservation of art and cultural assets and the secure storage of confidential information.
Optical disc technology is particularly attractive for archive and backup applications where files may need to be stored and accessed repeatedly over long periods of time. Ideal for long-term cold storage applications, Optical Disc Archive media offers exceptional durability in a wide range of environmental conditions. Readable over a million times, it’s engineering to handle extremes of temperature and humidity.
The long-term reliability of tape-based data storage solutions is limited by physical wear caused by contact between the tape itself and the read/write head. Optical Disc Archive uses reliable non-contact read/write technology to enable a media archival life that’s estimated in excess of 100 years* – substantially longer than other data storage media. Each cartridge is designed for exceptional durability, simplifying storage requirements with no need for special climate controlled conditions.
* Estimated average archival life of Generation 2 and 3 disc media, calculated by internal acceleration testing based on ISO/IEC 16963 test method.
There’s a complete family of Optical Disc Archive solutions from Sony to meet your cold storage requirements.
* This water resistance test does not guarantee data safety for submerged media. Follow the instruction manual when using disc cartridges; do not disassemble disc cartridge.