M-Disc From Millenniata Promises 1,000 Years Of Permanent Data Storage

Posted: Aug 15 2011, 6:47am CDT | by , in News | Computer Hardware


M-Disc from Millenniata promises 1,000 Years of Permanent Data Storage

Current DVDs and CDs claim that they keep the data for 30 to a 100 years.

Millenniata, a new optical disc company revealed today the M-Disc and M-Ready disc storage technology. The M-DISC provides data loss prevention by laser etching data into an inorganic rock-like material that is not available from any other recordable DVD. Other recordable DVDs use organic dyes to hold data, a material that is known to fade and degrade over time. Millenniata promises up to 1,000 years of permanent data storage. Of course that is hard to proof, but you can simulate aging. This has been done by the US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at China Lake. In a accelerated again study, the M-Disc was the only surviving technology.

Millenniata also announced today a manufacturing and marketing partnership with Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc. to manufacture Millenniata compatible (M-DISC compatible) DVD drives and market them through its sales channels. Under the partnership, Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc. will manufacture M-READY DVD drives and market and sell them to its U.S. and international retail channels under its DVD brands. All M-DISC compatible aftermarket drives will include the M-DISC logo indicating compatibility to write to M-DISCs.

Another cool aspect of the M-Disc is that any DVD drive will read the M-DISC. 

The M-DISC has an MSRP of $2.99. One M-DISC has a DVD disc capacity of 4.7GB of space with comparable performance. Millenniata is currently working on a Blu-Ray version of M-DISC that will be announced at a later date. 

About Millenniata:
Millenniata, Inc. is based in Salt Lake City. The company’s patented technology is the world’s first permanent digital storage solution and is composed of the M-DISC™ and M-DISC compatible drives. The M-DISC is the first backward compatible non-dye based DVD optical technology constructed of inorganic materials that are known to last centuries. M-DISC compatible drives are a high quality optical drive specifically designed to laser-etch digital information onto the M-DISC. This combination allows information to be written once and read over time and offers the best permanent data storage solution in the industry. www.millenniata.com

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