optical storage


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optical storage

[′äp·tə·kəl ′stȯr·ij]
(computer science)
Storage of large amounts of data in permanent form on photographic film or its equivalent, for nondestructive readout by means of a light source and photodetector.
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Disk subsystems are well suited as primary storage; but e-mail archiving is one of the applications that is ideally suited for secondary optical storage.
There are three different types of optical storage media: read many times (ROM), recordable (write once read many or WORM), and rewritable (RW).
A Because the optical storage of information is a relatively new capability, most government agencies have not yet taken a formal position on its use.
However, there is sufficient legal background in related areas primarily the Federal Rules of Evidence) to give an acceptable level of comfort to companies so that they may safely proceed to use imaging systems for data processing and optical storage media.
Optical storage media is impervious to magnetic fields and operates across a wide range of environmental conditions.
Optical storage has been the technology of the future, and it always will be.
Technological limitations in these areas--efficiency of the laser, control of media contamination, and the data transfer rate have, until recently, slowed the development of new optical storage technologies.
The agreement combines Samsung's DVD technology with Oak Technology's optical storage controller technology.

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