IBC: Sony releases revolutional Disc Archive Storage System!
Elena Vnorovscaia / Chişinău / Moldova.ORG / -- Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation and the world's fifth largest media conglomerate Sony announced the next Generation Disc Archive Storage System.
The new device is to revolutionise video and data archive storage market. The new system includes a cartridge that houses 12 optical discs and a specialised drive unit. Reportedly the Disc Archive Storage System will be available in 2012.
The new Sony’s system offers a lower total cost of ownership through the use of long-life media. It also includes inter-generational compatibility based on the same optical disc technology used in DVDs and Blu-rays.
How does it work? The next Generation Disc Archive Storage System puts 12 media discs in a firm cartridge enabling data to be handled on a per-file basis, by making the operating device recognise the system as a "single large volume storage unit" rather than by each individual disc.
Each cartridge is available in both a write-once format and a rewriteable format and varies from 300GB to 1.5TB.
The product indeed represents high-quality which meets its users’ needs.
Sony claims that it wants to work in an open platform environment with various component, middleware and software manufacturers, by disclosing the technical specifications of its Disc Archive Storage System.