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UDO: Ultra Density Optical

A highly stable patented Phase Change removable storage technology that delivers media life greater of 50 years.

Magnetic Optical Disk

Rewritable 5.25" Magneto optical disk capacities in 2.3gb, 2.6gb, 5.2gb, 4.1gb, 4.8gb, 9.1gb, 1.2gb, 1.3gb, 650mb and 600mb - and WORM.

Magneto Optical Drive

A magneto-optical drive is a kind of optical disc drive capable of writing and rewriting data upon a magneto-optical disc.

CD Printer

A system used to print CDs in color or black and white files onto CD media through thermal, inkjet or screen-printing methods.

CD Duplicator

A system used for CD duplication of content such as music, video or data from a master disc.

DVD: Digital Video Disc

DVD, also known as Digital Video Disc or Digital Versatile Disc, is an optical disc storage media format, and was invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Time Warner in 1995. Its main uses are video and data storage. DVDs are of the same dimensions as compact discs (CDs), but are capable of storing almost seven times as much data.

CD: Compact Disc

A Compact Disc (also known as a CD) is an optical disc used to store digital data. It was originally developed to store sound recordings exclusively, but later it also allowed the preservation of other types of data. Audio CDs have been commercially available since October 1982.

Tape Drive

A drive use to back up information off of a server or network, this drive uses magnetic tape for both writing and reading data. These tape drives come in a variety of platforms and storage capacities from 4mm DAT drives up to LTO and SDLT drives. Customer drive choice is usually based on the amount of data to be backed up.

Tape drive repair

Tape drives from time to time will require repair because of wear and tear in normal day to day usage. Tape drive repair can be as simple as a cleaning and adjustment or as in depth as a complete refurbishment. Repair is based on the amount of damage that is detected in the initial inspection of the drive.

CD Printing

A system used for printing graphics or photographs on the face of a CD.

Disc Duplication

This process uses CD recording drives that physically burn the data onto the disc surface with a laser.

Disc Replication

The process starts with a “glass master” of your original. The glass master is then used to stamp out replica CDs and DVDs from poly-carbonite. Replication generally takes longer then duplication because of the extra steps of creating a glass master and making screens for printing to complete your job.

DVD Duplication

This process uses DVD recording drives that physically burn the data onto the disc surface with a laser. The information is verified and the copy then accepted or rejected.


Blu-ray Disc is an optical disc storage medium designed to supersede the DVD format. The format defines as its standard physical media a 12 cm (same as DVDs and CDs), 25 GB per-layer optical disc, with dual layer discs (50 GB) the norm for feature-length, video discs and additional layers possible later.

Blu-ray Duplication

The process used to duplicate Blu-ray discs.

Disc Serialization

A method used for printing barcodes or number series on CD or DVD faces via the inkjet printing process.