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Sony Increasing Prices on Magneto Optical Disk

We have learned that Sony is increasing prices on Sony Magneto Optical Disk by 10% on April 1st, 2013.  This price increase is due to lower demand and therefore higher per disk production cost.

Magneto Optical (MO) Disk are recorded using both an a magnetic field and an optical laser.  The laser heats up the disk and the magnetic field is changed when the spot heated by the laser is approximately 390 degrees F.  MO disk are used in a variety of storage and archival applications.  These include, large disk libraries, medical imaging , document filing and many other applications that require stable long term storage.    Sony offers both re-writable MO disk and WORM (write once read many) MO disk.

Sony 5.2GB Magneto Optical Disk - EDM-5200C

Sony 5.2GB Magneto Optical Disk – EDM-5200C

Magneto Optical disks are housed in protective removable cartridges.  Because changing the magnetic fields can only be changed at high temperatures, the data on the MO disk cannot be accidentally erased.   MO disk are capable of up to a million rewrites and data access times are less than 25ms – faster than CD-RWs and DVD-RAMs

Because the magnetic fields cannot be changed at normal temperatures, the data cannot be accidentally erased by random magnetic fields.  Additionally, unlike magnetic tape, hard drives and other magnetic media, the recording head never contacts the disk so there is no potential damage from a head crash or wear and tear on the disk surface.  Testing has shown MO disk to have an estimated archival life of greater than 50 years.

Current MO disk storage capacities range from 2.3 GB up to 9.1 GB,


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LTO 6 Tapes

LTO Ultrium 6 Tapes are now Available

IBM, Quantum, HP, Sony, FujiFilm, TDK, Imation and Maxell have released their LTO 6 Tape. With capacity 2.5 TB and up to 6.25 TB (assuming a 2.5:1 compression), LTO Ultrium generation 6 provides data transfer speeds of up to 400 MB/s (assuming a 2.5:1 compression) and continues support of partitioning to enable functions like LTFS making tape easy to manage, encryption – helping to secure data, and WORM to address compliance needs.

As with previous generations, LTO-6 drives will provide backward compatibility with the ability to read and write LTO generation 5 cartridges and read LTO generation 4 cartridges, helping to preserve media investments and ease implementation.

Features

  • Capacity 2.5TB and up to 6.25TB accumint 2.5:1 compression
  • LTFS – Linear Tape File System (LTFS) provides simple drag-and-drop capabilities for reliable and cost-effective “linear” tape. This technology has made locating and storing files simple and quick in a manner like using disk or a memory stick. It revolutionized large digital file tape management, delivering new applications for digital media storage across a broad array of industries.
  • Data transfer speed:  of 160MB/s native and up to 400 MB/s (assuming a 2.5:1 compression)
  • Security – Ultrium LTO 6 drives are the third generation to offer hardware-based 256-bit data encryption, providing the highest level of security without any loss of performance; WORM (Write Once Read Many) cartridges are also available.
  • Barium Ferrite – Some manufacturers are using Barium Ferrite in lieu of MP.  Tapes using BaFe have  higher coercvityand lower noise compared to older generations.

As with previous generations, LTO-6 drives will provide backward compatibility with the ability to read and write LTO generation 5 cartridges and read LTO generation 4 cartridges, helping to preserve media investments and ease implementation.

If you want to learn more, you can find information on our website:

  1. Sony LTO 6 Tape – LTX2500G
  2. IBM LTO 6 Tape – 00V7590
  3. HP LTO 6 Tape – C7976A
  4. Quantum LTO 6 Tape – MR-L6MQN-01
  5. TDK LTO 6 Tape – 62032
  6. Imation LTO 6 Tape – 29080
  7. FujiFilm LTO 6 Tape – 16310732
  8. Maxell LTO 6 Tape – 229558

Mini DV Tape – Still a Safe, Reliable Favorite

While solid state memory cameras have entered the video camera market in force, Mini DV Tape is still the most used video camera media. It allows high quality video with HD formatting and is an easy to use inexpensive and reliable way to shoot your professional or home movies.

Panasonic came out with a new version of its highly successful PQ series, the PQUS series, and the newer tape that has fewer dropouts and is better suited for use in today’s HD cameras. Sony has released a new HD line of Tapes the HDM63VG series and DVM63HD series tapes are also designed to maximize the performance of your Mini Dv Cameras. TDK continues to make their reliable workhorse tape the DVM60.

While many of the new SD Card and solid state drive cameras are of high quality, they gave yet to produce an inexpensive way to capture the quality for the cost of Mini DV. Hard drives or memory cards for your camera can cost upwards of $300 and you can generally only shoot 1 to 2 hours of video. Once your memory device is full you need to replace it to continue to shoot requiring you to own an expensive additional memory device.

Mini DV is an archival tape that you can shoot and save in a safe place. You can download it onto a hard drive for easy access and editing, and not worry that a hard drive failure will cause a catastrophic data loss of valuable footage that is irreplaceable.

Look at our full line of Mini DV Tapes at Tapeandmedia.com.


LTO 5 Tape are HERE!!!!

The Tapeandmedia.com team is proud to bring you LTO 5 Tapes at Discount Prices!!!!

LTO 5 is the Tape Backup industries newest addition, it boasts an incredible 1.5 TB capacity almost double the LTO-4 capacity.  It is also fast with an uncompressed transfer rate of 140 MBps!!!  Data storgae and security is a high priority for a company of any size.

Tape is a low cost secure way to store ad manage your data archives.  Tapes are also portable, making them great for secure offsite back-up, offline backup, disaster recovery, data compliance and long-term archiving.
LTO-5 tape solutions can trim costs even further.  With hardware-based encryption, it can store up to 3 TB of data on a single cartridge in less than three hours.

All the major manufacturers are rolling out new tape library drives that utilize the latest in archiving and robotic technology.

Get your LTO-5 Tapes from Tapeandmedia.com

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New Sony High Definition Mini DV/HDV Tape – HDM-63VG

Sony HDV Tape - Mini DV TapesSony has introduced a new professional grade Mini DV /HDV Tape. The HDM-63VG (Videographer Grade)tape for MiniDV and HDV recording (HDM63VG). It brings you the best of both worlds. A Sony professional grade tape that is fully engineered to perform in the demanding HDV mode, yet as affordable as consumer grade media! This new tape provides the product quality, consistency and integrity that Sony puts into its entire professional media line of products.

You can see more information on our web site at:
http://www.tapeandmedia.com/sony_hdv_mini_dv_tape_HDM_63VG.asp


Primera Factory Rebates on Blu Ray Disc Publishers

Primera is offering special factory rebates on all Bravo-series Blu-ray Disc Publishers purchased from March 10, 2008, through April 30, 2008. Save up to $1,000 when you buy a Bravo SE Blu Ray Publisher.

The Primera Factory Rebates are as follows:

Product Name Capacity Product
ID
Rebate
Amount
Bravo SE Blu Publisher 20-Disc/1 Drive BVO63124 $500
Bravo XR Blu Publisher 50-Disc/1 Drive BVO62582 $750
Bravo XRP Blu Publisher 63790 100-Disc/2 Drives BVO3790 $1000
Bravo XRn Blu Network Publisher 50-Disc/1 Drive BVO63751 $1000

Sony’s New Sony High Definition Mini DV/HDV Tape – HDM-63VG

Sony has introduced a new professional videographer grade (VG) tape for MiniDV and HDV recording. It brings you the best of both worlds. A Sony professional grade tape that is fully engineered to perform in the demanding HDV mode, yet as affordable as consumer grade media! This new tape provides the product quality, consistency and integrity that Sony puts into its entire professional media line of products.
We believe that this Sony’s way of going for the share of the market currently held by the Panasonic AY-DVM63AMQ tape.

You can see this product at:


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