M-DISC

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M-DISC (Millenial Disc)
Logo of M-DISC.svg
Media type write once optical disc
Standard DVD, Blu-ray disc
Developed by Millenniata, Inc.
Dimensions 12 cm
Usage Archival storage
Extended from DVD-R, BD-R

M-DISC (Millennial Disc) is a write once optical disc technology available in DVD and Blu-ray forms.

Overview[edit]

M-DISC in open case
M-DISC "swirl" logo on a recorder
M-DISC "swirl" logo on an LG Blu-ray recorder

M-DISC's design is intended to provide greater archival media longevity.[1] Millenniata claims that properly stored M-DISC recordings will last 1000 years.[2]

Conventional DVD-R and BD-R use recording layers of organic dye and separate reflective layers.[3] M-DISC uses a single inorganic recording layer, with a higher powered laser. Recorded discs are readable in conventional drives.

LG Electronics and Lite-On [4] produce drives which can record M-DISC media. Ritek produces M-DISC Blu-ray disc media, sold under the Imation, Ritek and M-DISC brands.[5]

History[edit]

M-DISC developer Millenniata, Inc. was co-founded by BYU professors Barry Lunt[6] and Matthew Linford,[7] along with CEO Henry O'Connell and CTO Doug Hansen.[8] The company was incorporated on May 13, 2010 in American Fork, Utah.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Final Report for Millenniata DVD Testing August 2009-October 2009", Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
  2. ^ Front Page
  3. ^ See CD-R for an overview
  4. ^ "Lite-On eBAU108 Product Information"Lite-On Corp. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Millenniata Archiving Blu-ray M-Disc Available in Spring 2013" StorageNewsletter.com. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  6. ^ Barry Lunt Website
  7. ^ Matthew Linford Website
  8. ^ Douglas Hansen Biography
  9. ^ "Springville company introduces new DVD to protect data for a thousand years or more"Daily Herald. Retrieved 17 July 2009.

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