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Essential Guide to Computer Data Storage: From Floppy to DVD, The by Andrei Khurshudov

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Introduction

Magneto-optical storage is a dynamic, changing field and it is difficult to predict its future. At present, it is based on a mature technology that is being consistently improved with newer techniques, that is, direct overwrite (DOW) or magnetically induced super-resolution (MSR) to achieve higher speed and higher storage density. MO technology is also quite popular among the major players in the field of data storage, which can be seen from this alphabetical list of major manufacturers of MO products:

  • Fujitsu

  • Maxell

  • Nikon

  • Olympus

  • Philips

  • PDO Media

  • Sony

  • Verbatim

Erasability always implies that the recording media can undergo a very large number of write/erase operations without any loss in recording/reading quality. There are two main media ...

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