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Optical Storage Technologies, CD & DVD:

Optical Storage can include the following mediums: CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW; DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RAM; Solid State; Magneto-Optical (MO); PD; WORM & Holographic.

  1. Sony targets pros with blue laser drives CNET News.com (4/7/2003).

  2. Electronic Engineering Times - Asia - Taiwan joins optical-disk IP fray: The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan last week detailed two optical-disk formats - developed with Taiwanese suppliers - which it has submitted to the DVD Forum for consideration as industry standards for high-definition DVD recording disks based on blue lasers.

    Taiwanese companies hold 50 percent of the world market for CD-ROM drives and 40 percent of the market for DVD-ROM drives, said Der Ray Huang, deputy general director of ITRI and director general of AOSRA. But most of the associated IP "is owned by European and Japanese companies, [and] Taiwanese companies have to pay royalties to those companies," Huang said. "The purpose of AOSRA is to invent IP for new formats." (3/25/2003)

    1. Industrial Technology Research Institute - Taiwan

    2. ITRI - News Releases -OES-led Alliance announced New HD-DVD Format: (TAOSRA) to announce specifications for a new high-definition digital versatile disc (HD-DVD) format. (11-14-02)

    3. ITRI - Conferences -8th DVD Conference in Asia: Date: April 18, 2003, 9:00 AM - 4:40 PM.

  3. From www.ExtremeTech.com User Forums: Storage - Protein-based DVD's with 198GB capacity - Florida International University Media Release: "Protein is typically regarded in chemical, biological and nutritional terms. In the near future, however, it will assume a new context: a medium to store vast amounts of data." (3-18-03)
    1. www.BioFold.net: The Next Generation in Storage Technology and Imaging - Site is down (3-23-03)!
  4. Plasmon UDO - Ultra Density Optical Information (12/15/2002).
  5. digit-life.com:  Optical Storage Digest' 2001
  6. Imation - Mini (80mm) CD-R Media
  7. InPhase Technologies what is holographic storage
  8. microsoft.com:  Storage Technology

    images/bullet2.gif"Windows XP and Windows 2000 allow booting from IEEE 1394 Hard Disks as long as the Boot BIOS presents IEEE 1394 Drives in a manner consistent with current Bootstrap Mechanisms."

    images/bullet2.gif"Device drivers that support partitioned media should support all Windows partition types, which include but are not limited to FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS, plus UDF 1.5 and 2.0 for CD and DVD."

  9. Sony Global Compact Disk - Recordable
  10. VIA Technologies, Inc.: Via Storage - Optical Disk Drive Chips
  11. wtec.org:  The Future of Data Storage Technologies (June 1999).
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