For applications requiring authenticity and protection against accidental or deliberate modification or destruction of data, UDO media is available in a WORM (Write-Once Read-Many) format. Once data is written to a UDO-WORM platter, the molecular structure of the media goes through an alteration process that cannot be changed or reversed. Due to the permanency of the recording process, as well as performance improvements over other optical media types, UDO has set a new standard for speed, reliability, and security for a professional data archiving medium.
For applications that do not require storing data permanently, UDO media is also available in a Rewriteable format (UDO-RW). Using UDO-RW, the recording process of the media can in fact be reversed to allow deletions of data and re-claim storage capacity on the platter.
In addition to the capacity, performance, and security improvements over other media types, UDO Optical boasts a shelf life in excess of 50 years, providing long-term storage for any data type across any application.
When choosing UDO as a data archive medium, Plasmon optical libraries offer capacities that range from 1.9TB to 38TB of archival storage in a single library, and can be hosted by any Windows, UNIX, or Linux operating system.
With an 80% cost reduction in media, UDO offers greater performance and data security over Magneto-Optical storage, while offering a total-cost-of-ownership that rivals DVD and tape.