magneto-optical drive

(redirected from MO disks)

magneto-optical drive

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
5-inch MO disks that protect critical data against shock, vibration, moisture, dust and magnetic fields while delivering 50-year data archival life* and a Lifetime Limited Warranty.
5-inch MO disks (MODs) from medical imaging equipment to notebook PCs and workstations for convenient offline review at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2004 Conference and Exhibition, February 22-26 in Orlando, Florida.
The capacity of MO disks has doubled every two to three years, effectively cutting its cost in half with each generation; but hard disk capacity increases and cost decreases have doubled at intervals of less than 6 months over that 15-year period.
73 million money transfer notices provided by the Mizuho group on MO disks since April 1.
MO disks are drawing attention as a new audiovisual storage medium replacing conventional magnetic products such as videotapes.
Indeed, Japanese affection for MO is means of storing everything from spreadsheets to family snapshots is such that MO disks are not commonly available in local convenience stores.
However, the price of erasability is noncompatibility, Because there is no single industry standard for MO disks, a disk made on one manufacturer's drive cannot be read on another make of drive.
Users can send or receive office documents, DTP (Desk Top Publishing), and other files that used to be exchanged via mail, MO disks, data DVDs, and other older media formats.
5-inch cartridge, Fujitsu MO disks resist shock, vibration, moisture, dust and magnetic fields.
Additionally, the ARM946E-S core provides Fujitsu with a core that has been optimized for embedded control applications such as hard disk drives and MO disks.
I've got about 30 MO disks on my shelf now, mainly storing images from my digital camera and old newsletter layouts.