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  • Sony ODS Discontinued

    Posted by Devin Crane on April 18, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    For those that use Sony’s ODS line it looks like they are abandoning their Optical Archive Discs advertised to last 100 years. Back to LTO it is.

    Shahid shahan replied 5 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Shahid shahan

    April 20, 2023 at 7:32 am

    Hey

    it’s true that Sony has discontinued its Optical Disc Archive (ODS) line. This line included the Optical Archive Disc (OAD), which was advertised to have a lifespan of up to 100 years. Sony has stated that they will continue to support existing customers who have already purchased ODS products, but they will not be developing new ODS products or supporting new customers.

    It’s unfortunate that the ODS line has been discontinued, but there are other long-term storage solutions available in the market. LTO (Linear Tape-Open) is one such option that provides a cost-effective and reliable way to store large amounts of data for an extended period. LTO tapes can last for decades when stored properly and are widely used in industries that require long-term storage, such as media and entertainment, healthcare, and government agencies.

    It’s always essential to have a backup plan for long-term storage, especially when relying on a single technology or vendor. It’s best to evaluate various options and choose a solution that meets your specific needs and budget.

  • Devin Crane

    April 20, 2023 at 6:57 pm

    That’s why we backup to both LTO and ODS, but will look elsewhere for an ODS alternative.

  • Shahid shahan

    April 21, 2023 at 7:11 am

    Hey sir,

    Backing up to both LTO and ODS provides a level of redundancy and ensures that your data is protected in case one backup fails or becomes corrupted. However, it’s always a good idea to have additional backup options available, such as cloud storage or external hard drives.


    If you are considering an ODS alternative, there are many other data storage technologies available on the market, such as Blu-ray discs, solid-state drives (SSDs), and cloud storage solutions. It’s important to evaluate your needs and budget to determine which option is best for you.

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