Panasonic groups up with Fb for 'freeze-ray' knowledge discs

Panasonic teams up with Facebook for 'freeze-ray' data discs

Panasonic has teamed up with others earlier than to push optical disc archive know-how, and at this time it introduced a brand new companion in its quest: Fb. As a result of the social community is just bursting on the seams with future Throwback Thursday moments, it wants a strategy to retailer (and infrequently entry) “chilly knowledge.” Enter freeze ray, a disc format the 2 corporations have been engaged on for a few years. Presently Fb is utilizing the primary era, a 100GB Blu-ray disc-based mostly system, and says the 300GB Archival Disc-based mostly system might be deployed later this yr. future plans to maneuver to 500GB and even 1TB discs might present vital power and price financial savings at knowledge facilities, and make sure that the one image you don’t need anybody to see will all the time be accessible.

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