ablative WORM

ablative WORM

An optical disc technology in which the creation of the bit permanently alters the recording material, and the data cannot be changed.
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OptiStorm and OptiServer enable secure, reliable and permanent storage of data on all types of optical media; Magneto Optical, (WORM, Rewritable), Ablative WORM, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, and CD-ROM.
Bedard said that ablative WORM - designed for banking, finance, medical, and government applications such as Computer Output to Laser Disk (COLD), document imaging and the rapidly growing applications for optical storage like Internet and e-mail servers as well as audio and video preservation - makes it physically impossible to modify the data on the disk.
Unlike the first three generations that used ablative WORM recording, the new series uses Phase Change write-once technology to encode data.
Bedard said that ablative WORM -- designed for banking, finance, medical, and government applications such as Computer Output to Laser Disk (COLD), document imaging and the rapidly growing applications for optical storage like Internet and email servers as well as audio and video preservation -- makes it physically impossible to modify the data on the disk.
Supports Sony's Ablative WORM for True Write-Once Security
Ascent Storage supports WORM, CD-R and MO devices from a wide range of manufacturers, including devices based on Sony's ablative WORM technology.