LG Electronics Yesterday announced its new optical storage technology with Millenniata. The new drive can keep the information stored for more than 100 years without suffering adulteration. LG optical devices are designed to work with M-DISC. This new drive technology uses M-DISC’s DVD-R discs with surface recording, considered to be “as hard as rock”. It is burned by very powerful laser, leaving information unchanged, regardless the action of time or external agents.
According to Mr. Sanjoy Bhattacharya, IT Head, LG India, “LG’s M-Disc optical drives is the new standard in optical storage. With M-Disc, one can store the data for lifetime. With this technology, one can store the data for up to 100 years with any tarnishing. LG has been the first one to score this technology and only LG drives can support M-Disc.”
He further added, “M-Ready Drive safely and securely protects all your vital office documents and precious family pictures or anything else you want to preserve for lifetime. M-Disc is constructed of organic, synthetic materials which cannot be overwritten, erased or corrupted by natural processes.”
New optical storage technology announced
The company notes that the information stored on current discs cannot be relied upon to resist the passage of time or other factors. It claims that this is what Millenniata offers through a new recording technology of optical drives that are designed to meet M-DISC TM DVD-R media.
M-Ready Drive is available on LG DVD Drive and LG BD writers. M-Ready Drive preserves personal or family content on discs without data loss for a long time. “It allows for engraving as pits on the M-DISC, creating long lasting voids or holes by energized laser power of the drives,” the company adds.
Delving further, LG reveals that the M-DISC uses a patented rock like recording surface instead of organic eye to etch user records. The materials used in the M-Disc require a new disc drive technology to engrave data on the surface. The M-DISC and the LG Super Multi-drive have been designed and optimised to work as one to scratch data into the permanent synthetic stone layers within the M-DISC. LG has priced the M-DISC at Rs 2,000 (MRP).