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Reliable and robust large-capacity media for Optical Disc Archive
The 1200 GB capacity rewritableoptical disc cartridge works with the Sony Optical Disc Archive (ODA) dive unit to offer an alternative to LTO or traditional forms of data tape for the longer-term archiving of valuable assets. Sony optical disc cartridges are available in 300 GB, 600 GB, 1.2 TB and 1.5 TB capacity sizes, in re-writable and write-once formats.
Low total cost of ownership
The Sony optical disc cartridges are designed and manufactured to extremely high specifications, offering 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. The system is ideal for a wide range of deep archive requirements as well as near-online news and sports clips requiring fast and random access to any files on the disc. Optical disc complements and co-exists in an established data tape archive strategy.
Ideal for deep archive and near-online archive
The Sony ODA 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.
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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. The cartridge media is available from Sony and TDK™, giving customers a choice of suppliers. Optical disc cartridges are available in 300 GB, 600 GB, 1.2 TB and 1.5 TB capacity sizes, in re-writable and write-once formats.
Reliable and robust storage with a very long archive life
Optical disc media is robust and reliable, with a very long shelf life, offering a guaranteed 50+ years archive life. The optical disc cartridge is resilient to temperature extremes, humidity, dust and water.
Backwards read compatibility with future generations
There are no backward compatibility issues and no second-generation media migration is necessary, as the optical disc cartridge will maintain backwards read compatibility with future optical disc drives.
File format independent
Files are written as data and any kind of data format can be archived for increased flexibility. The system is UDF compatible.
Reduces total cost of ownership and environmental storage cost
Optical disc cartridges total cost of ownership over their extended archive life will significantly reduce because of their minimal environmental storage demands.
Offline media management by Cartridge Memory (CM)
Basic metadata can be stored on the Cartridge Memory to make it easier to locate data files.
Fast access to data files
Using an IT file data structure means data files can be accessed directly and randomly for flexibility and faster search capabilities. This function offers significant speed benefits over LTO tape for accessing short clips and allows the ODA system to work as near-line archive for production systems, as well as deep archive for the long term.