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Optical storage is the storage of data on an optically readable medium. Data is recorded by making marks in a pattern that can be read back with the aid of light, usually a beam of laser light precisely focused on a spinning optical disc. An older example of optical storage that does not require the use of computers, ...

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5.3.2.1 How to Repair a Scratched CD or DVD; 5.3.2.2 Are Optical Discs ... Storage is also referred to as 'memory', as it can be any type of hardware that's .... there are now hundreds of companies that offer a variety of cloud storage services. ..... method, disk mirroring, has an exact duplicate of the information on the first.

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The most common types of optical storage media include CDs, DVDs, and ... and magnetic tape hardware becoming cost-effective to purchase and utilize; CD and ... a viable medium to encounter and evidence duplication services for this type of ... A report from Gartner, for example, highlights the trend in client computing is ...

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Apr 26, 2004 ... Emerging optical storage technologies based on blue lasers are ... All Emerging Technology · 3D Printing · Artificial Intelligence ... The devices could also be used for backing up desktop PCs or ... For years, companies in industries such as financial services, health care .... Data Center · Computer Hardware.

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backup, Duplicate of a file, program, or disk; stored separately ... cloud storage, Internet service that provides hard disk storage to computer users. communications device, Hardware component that enables a computer to send and receive data. computer ... optical disc, Flat, round, portable metal disc with a plastic coating.

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Jan 4, 2019 ... In the early days of computers, storage was calculated in megabytes and ... Even though the optical drives have been greatly reduced in size, ... Some of this is likely from the ability to stream movies and TVs from services such as ... the hardware as it will be useless without the added software expense.

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Feb 29, 2016 ... Portable hard drives are easy to use, faster than optical, but may need ... Kicked out of PCs, Blu-ray drives are revived in data centers ... It's super easy, convenient, and there are some very cheap online storage services ... Also take the opportunity to de-duplicate and prune your data before you archive. 3.

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Nov 1, 2011 ... In this chapter Scott Mueller describes how optical drives and media are ... Specifies an interactive audio/video standard for non-PC-dedicated player. hardware (now .... were submitting a disc to a CD-duplicating company for replication, .... As part of Service Pack 1, Microsoft released updates for Windows  ...

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Up to four SATA optical drives can be mounted into the Storage Tower to be connected to any computer through a single Infiniband Multilane connector. The 4x ...