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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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All New Wireless SDHC Cards are available at Tapeandmedia.com

Every once in a while a new product comes along that truly impresses.  Explore has developed a wireless SDHC Card that allows uploading while in a WiFi zone. You can now have photos & videos upload from your camera to your computer or favorite media sharing site with speed and ease!

There are WiFi hotspots everywhere now the ability to upload from including your favorite coffee shop, hotels, gyms or at the shop and around the office.  The Wireless SD card also has an Automatic geo-tagging feature to effortlessly map your adventures. And that’s just the beginning!

The Eye-Fi Explore X2 card organizes your content. Photos and videos are sent to date-based folders so it keeps your work or memories neat.  The card also allows HotSpot access.  Upload on-the-go through one of tens of thousands of AT&T Wi-Fi HotSpots, like your favorite coffee shop, hotels, restaurants and more. (1 year of service included)

Thus product will add to the line of SDHC Cards that Tapeandmedia.com offers.  We also carry the SanDisk, Lexar, Sony and EMTEC SDHC cards.  In a wide range of capacities that fit every need one has for a compact memory solution.  The new Class 10 SDHC card offer the highest transfer rate possible, this allows you to upload the files more quickly saving you precious time and energy.

This product from Explores SDHC card line really is something to be excited about!  It allows for downloading all you content in a simple way, which allows you the freedom to not carrying around 2 or 3 SDHC cards for large products.  The Eye-Fi Explore X2 product would be useful for anyone who wants to capture as many pictures as they want, dash into a wireless area, upload them and have a new memory card to use with all your pictures safe and sound!

To find more on Eye-Fi Explore XD SDHC Card visit us at Tapeandmedia.com.


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