ASACA Demonstrates Sony PDD-based Libraries at AIIM
Posted Mar 9, 2004

During this year's AIIMExpo, ASACA Corporation, will demonstrate its largest blue laser-based library, the TeraCart at the Sony Electronics booth. Based on Sony's new Professional Disc for DATA drives, these new libraries offer more than double the capacity of red laser optical libraries and data throughput speeds comparable to tape-based solutions; yet require no more than a four foot square of floor space. The new blue laser TeraCart provides the capacity and fast random access to files necessary for organizations to gain compliance with a barrage of new government regulations designed to improve data retention policies, including Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) strategies and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Designed to meet the performance and 7x24 operation requirements of business environments, the new TeraCart is engineered to serve a broad range of commercial and professional data storage use in such markets as medical, broadcast, healthcare, and government. Available with SAN and NAS support, the modular library offers the flexibility to start with a single cabinet and expand to as many as eight libraries for capacities reaching hundreds of Terabytes. Using pass-through and infrared communications, the libraries can be managed as a single physical unit.

Each library can be equipped with one to six Sony Professional Disc for DATA drives. ASACA's expanded line of TeraCart libraries integrating Sony's professional-grade blue laser technology drives and PD media are now available in three scaleable models: the AM80, the AM240, and the AM420 offering up to 1.8TB, 5.5TB, and 9.8TB storage respectively. ASACA's TeraCart AM Series with Sony blue laser and PD technologies are expected to have a starting price of $20,000. Sony's 5.25-inch rewritable and write-once Professional Disc for DATA media stores up to 23GB on a single side and is now available for $45 per disc.