ODS-D380F (ODSD380F)

Optical Disc Archive fiber channel drive unit for the ODS-L30M/L60E/L100E PetaSite scalable library with very high transfer speeds of 1.5 Gbps write (verify on) and 3 Gbps read using ODC-5500R Generation3 cartridge

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100 Years' Estimated Archive Life for All Data Files*
The ODS-D380F Optical Disc Archive fiber channel drive unit works with the ODS-L30M/L30E/L100E PetaSite scalable library. The drive is part of the Optical Disc family of data storage products designed to provide an extended life cycle for storing and archiving all forms of audiovisual assets and data files for the very long term.

*ISO, based on internal acceleration testing (Generation 2, 3).
Deep archive for very long-term archiving requirements
Fully backward-read compatible, Sony Optical Disc Archive drive technology is designed to provide read capability for all generations of optical disc cartridge media, giving you access to your content for 100+ years, while eliminating the need for a forced media migration due to media and drive obsolescence.
Reliable and robust large-capacity media
The drive unit handles a single optical disc cartridge that offers an alternative to LTO or traditional forms of data tape for the longer-term archiving of valuable assets. With a low total cost of ownership, the Sony optical disc cartridge offers very fast random access to all content and files. The innovative drive design provides for a "dual channel" capability and, being file-format-independent, it can store your assets in a data file format. Sony optical disc cartridges are available in 600 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.5 TB, 3.3 TB and 5.5 TB* capacity sizes, in rewritable and write-once formats.

*5.5 TB ODC5500R and 3.3 TB ODC3300R cartridges are write-once. ODS-D380U/ODS-D380F can read from Generation 1–3 cartridges and write to Generation 2 and 3 cartridges. DS-D280U/ODS-D280F can read from Generation 1–2 cartridges and write to Generation 2 cartridges. ODS-D55U/ODS-D77UA/ODS-D77F can read/write from/to Generation 1 cartridges. Generation 1 Cartridge: ODC300R/RE, ODC600R/RE, ODC1200RE, ODC1500R Generation 2 Cartridge: ODC3300R Generation 1 Cartridge: ODC5500R
Ideal for deep archive and near-online archive
The Sony Optical Disc Archive system is ideal for deep archive for very long term archiving, such as broadcaster archives where data tape does not provide the assurance or meet the need for write-once, very long-term archive requirements. It provides second copy archive at a remote site and is ideal for business continuity/disaster recovery, post house and production back-up and for video, film and stock footage archives or national archives. The system can also be used for news and sports clips that need to be near-online and as an on-line browse and proxy clip store.
A world of solutions
You'll find Optical Disc Archive solutions from Sony at work in a wide range of environments where speedy, reliable access to your precious data is crucial — along with effortless scalability and attractive ownership costs. Optical Disc Archive provides archiving solutions across seven key industries, from digital Media Asset Management to healthcare, banking, education and more.

See our ODA solutions page or contact us now to see how ODA solutions can boost the profitability of anyone's business.


Very fast transfer speeds for ODS-L30M/L60E/L100E PetaSite scalable library
The ODS-D380F has very high transfer speeds. Reading is maximum 3 Gbps.* Writing is maximum 1.5 Gbps (with verify on).* Performance is varied based on type of cartridges.

*When using 5.5 TB ODC-5500R Generation 3 write-once cartridge.
Optical disc cartridges mounted as a single large volume making file access very simple
The Sony optical disc cartridge system is designed and manufactured to extremely high specifications, offering a reliable, robust and portable media system for the very long term. Optical disc cartridges are available in 600 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.5 TB, 3.3 TB and 5.5 TB* capacity sizes, in rewritable and write-once formats.

*5.5 TB ODC5500R and 3.3 TB ODC3300R cartridges are write-once. Please refer to the Generation compatibility chart in the Overview.