Fujitsu will demonstrate how ultrasound and healthcare professionals can easily transport DICOM images and data on 3.5-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.
These machines juggle memory sticks, compact flash memory cards, PC cards, MO disks
, CD ROMs and floppy disks.
were forced to devise a new program to read a total of 2.73 million money transfer notices provided by the Mizuho group on MO disks
since April 1.
In a line-up of data and image storage media, MCC holds a strong market share in markets such as DVD-R disks, CD-R and CD-RW disks, 90 mm and 130 mm MO disks
, 130 mm WORM disks, hard disk media, as well as tape cartridges and floppy 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.
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
. Both cores bring the benefit of the enhanced DSP instructions that are part of the ARMv5TE instruction set architecture.
I've got about 30 MO disks
on my shelf now, mainly storing images from my digital camera and old newsletter layouts.
HAL: It will certainly take over from MO, anywhere that there isn't a legacy of MO disks
. A DVD-RAM jukebox is much cheaper--and actually stores more data for any given number of disks--than an MO jukebox of comparable size.
The ultra- portable DynaMO 1300 Pocket is just 15 oz light and 23mm thin, delivering 1.3GB of removable MO disk
storage through its Hi-Speed USB 2.0 bus-powered interface.