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London, UK – 18 May 2016: Verbatim introduces the new 100GB MDISC Blu-ray disc with an average lifetime of more than 1,000 years and high data storage capacity making it ideal for archiving. Most types of digital storage device are not designed to last beyond a decade.
Incorporating titanium for added longevity, the Verbatim MDISC Blu-ray disc preserves stored data by engraving the information into a ‘rock-like’ recording layer resistant to light, temperature, and humidity. Museums, libraries and archiving institutions are already taking advantage of the protective benefits of the MDISC archival-grade technology developed by Millenniata Inc.
Verbatim’s MDISC Blu-ray disc is compatible with any BDXL capable Blu-ray drive. Virtually all Blu-ray writers and players manufactured within the last 18 months are compatible with BDXL.
With no more than 1 failure per 100,000 discs expected after more than 1,000 years at 25C (77F) and 50% relative humidity, data can be reliably stored for centuries on MDISC in a typical home or office filing cabinet.
“Archiving on Blu-ray or DVD is arguably the best option for home and business users because the expected lifetime is so much longer than other digital storage methods, and the Verbatim MDISC has the longest lifetime of them all,” said Chris Chalder, EUMEA Business Development Manager at Verbatim. “Now with the high capacity 100GB BDXL version, it makes it even more convenient for users by reducing the number of discs needed to archive everything.”
The typical lifetime of a hard drive is between 5-10 years, while Memory Cards, USB drives and SSD drives are between 3-10 years. In comparison, standard Blu-ray, DVD or CDs have an average lifetime of over 25 years and a Blu-ray or DVD MDISC is over 1000 years.
Verbatim’s 100GB BDXL MDISC is sold in a 5 pack (product number: 43834) for £89.99 or in single units (product number: 43833) priced at £23.99. A single-layer 50GB and 25GB Blu-ray MDISC and 4.7 GB DVD products are also available.
Notes to editors
• Tested to ISO/IEC 10995, MDISC has an expected mean lifetime of 1,332 years.
• MDISC is a trademark of Millenniata Inc.
• Blu-ray and BDXL are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
Verbatim is a leading global company in data storage and LED lighting with a broad product portfolio spanning consumer and professional applications. Verbatim has been shaping the development of data storage devices since 1969 and is the world’s No 1 supplier of optical media (Blu-ray, DVD and CD). The company also markets flash memory, external hard drive storage solutions and a wide range of computer accessories.
In addition, the company is an innovator in fast-growing LED and OLED lighting, developing products that offer low power consumption, long life and a better lighting experience. It is also an emerging supplier of water filtration systems; its Cleansui brand is Japan’s favourite water filter, and most recently it has launched a range of plastic filaments for the 3D printing industry.
Verbatim is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Kagaku Media owned by Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, one of the world’s largest chemical companies, which invests heavily in R&D across many diverse sectors. The company’s operating principles are founded on helping people to live in a healthy, comfortable and sustainable way. Verbatim’s regional organisations are EMEA, APAC and Americas, with offices in most countries in the world. The company’s European headquarters are based in the UK. For further information, visit http://www.verbatim.com
About Millenniata Inc.
Millenniata / MDISC develops and markets technology and products that deliver Permanent Data Storage, or the ability to store digital data more reliably than paper. The MDISC product family provides the means to preserve digital information, images, and video for future generations in real-world environments with reasonable costs. Millenniata backs up these claims with detailed, published test data and analysis that is based on solid science and internationally-recognized test standards and protocols.
Millenniata has transformed the world of data storage with its archival-grade MDISC technologies, advancements that allow data to be “written once and read forever.” For more information, please visit www.MDISC.com.