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 characteristic 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 cartridges.