|July 2014||About representation of estimated lifetime|
|September 2012||Mitsubishi Kagaku Media to Offer Enterprise Grade 100GB BD-R BDXL™ for Archive|
|September 2012||Formation of a Cooperative Alliance for Building a Framework for Optical Disc Archives|
|April 2012||Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Enterprise Grade BD-R 50GB for Archive to be released|
|March 2012||CeBIT 2012 : Showed a new BD burner and a BD-R DL 50GB, specifically designed for long-term archival|
Optical discs are backed by over 20 years of technological advance and successful use since the advent of MO and CD-R, and have the following characteristics as long term storage media.
1) Moving parts and specialized circuitry are not required while data is stored.
2) Usage costs are low (low power usage, long migration period), and the cost to the environment is small.
3) Media are truly write-once, and falsification of data is theoretically impossible.
Thanks to the durability provided by optical discs, the data stored on Mitsubishi Kagaku Media's Enterprise Grade BD-R for Archive will not be destroyed even in the event that the disc is exposed temporarily to extreme conditions (immersion in fresh water or 5% salt water, high temperature or humidity, low temperature, corrosive environmental gases, etc.)*5.
*5. Storage in such environments is not recommended. Playback is performed after wiping away dirt that adhered to the surface of the disc during testing. It is recommended that data that can be played back after recovery processing be immediately backed up.
Mitsubishi Kagaku Media has manufactured and supplied optical discs for professional use (MO, UDO) for over 20 years at its own factory. We perform comprehensive manufacturing and quality management, creating everything from stampers (for optical disc mastering) to the discs themselves entirely within the company.
In 2004, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media began manufacture and sales of the world's first multiple layer recordable disc (DVD+R DL). Mitsubishi Kagaku Media is the world's No.1 vender of branded consumer optical disc (CD-R, DVD R) brand *5.
*5. Based on total sales of recordable CD/DVD/BD between 2005 and 2012. According to data from Japan Recording Media Industries Association and Santa Clara Consulting Group.