An entirely new optical disc-based storage system is the Optical Disc Archive. The system involves the use of multiple bare discs contained within a very robust cartridge and a dedicated disc drive unit with an associated software driver able to manipulate discs individually—providing a seamless read/write capability.
Petabytes of storage Capacity
ODA can be utilised in different scales and for various applications across a wide range of industries, based on its longevity and accessibility.
For example, from a laptop-based compact archive to a huge data centre solution.
Generation 3 cartridges are 5.5TB each and rated for more than 100 years life.
5.5TB+ Archive/Backup with a stand-alone drive
A starter system is a stand-alone drives. These USB drives plugs directly into a computers. Store 5.5TB on each cartridge, store on shelf in normal office environment.
165TB+ Archive/Backup with a library system
Scalable archive solution with Petasite ODA library - upto 165TB in 30 slot library
29PB+ Data centre solution
Large data centre-type solution with multiple Petasite libraries. Scale to petabytes of data example below shows over 29 Petebytes in 10 42U racks this solutions consumes a maximum of 7KW of electric.
- Using new generation high-capacity optical disc “Archival Disc”
- More than 100 years life by ISO based acceleration testing
- Durable and resilient in a wide range of environmental conditions
- Water disaster resistant
- Readable more than one million times
- Average read rate of 250MB/s*
- World’s first 8-channel optical drive unit*
- “On-the-fly” verification for error-free recording
- UDF format for random access
- Non-contact read/write technology
- Minimized number of switching recording media
- Extremely low TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)
- Only 700W needed to manage 2.9PB data
- Generation compatibility minimises migration cost