Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Storage Bytes - April 7, 2010

Storage Clarity news as of April 7, 2010.

1. Canadian storage company, Synetic, now offering FileLock archive & compliance software.

Storage Clarity is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Canadian headquartered storage manufacturer/distributor Synetic, to bundle Grau Data’s FILELOCK disk archiving software with Synetic data storage products. For further information please refer to the press release:

2. Storage is now reselling Millenniata archive products.

Millenniata has developed an extremely robust archive DVD disc, "Millennial Disc , or M Disc", that is designed to reliably preserve data for 50+ years; even in harsh environments. The M Disc can be read in any DVD+R compatible DVD reader. For additional information, please visit Storage Clarity's web site,, or Millenniata's web site, For those customers wanting to try out the technology, Millenniata is offering evaluation kits consisting of a M Disc writer and 16 M Discs.

Now, it's fair to say that a number of 120 mm media manufacturers claim to have archival grade DVD media. But, Millenniata's M Disc is not your ordinary DVD disc. Recently published test by the US Navy at China Lake confirms this with the M Disc being the only 120 mm disc to pass the tests.

In an attempt to confirm both the China Lake results and Millenniata's claims from an average users perspective, Storage Clarity has begun it's own testing of the M Disc. A rather informal, but practical set of tests comparing the M Disc against a typical off the shelf DVD disc. Results of the first test, a one week "freezer test", will be published in this blog later this month.

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