Pioneer recently announced a new optical drive and disc combo that achieves 100-year archival preservation

Pioneer BD drive and Disc 100 yr archive

All over the world, it’s increasingly necessary and in some cases mandated to keep accurate archived records that can be accessible and available for a specific amount of time. That timeframe is often longer than many standard methods of data storage can manage, such as hard drives, flash, tape, even many forms of optical discs cannot be trusted to last long enough to meet certain government archival standards.

That’s why Pioneer created a new combination Blu-ray drive and 25GB BD-R disc combo package that is guaranteed to last 100+ years under proper storage conditions. They are able to achieve this by fine tuning both the drive and disc to burn the content onto the disc in such a manner that it will not decay or fade for at least 100 years.

Optical discs are naturally better solutions for archiving due to having the lowest cost per byte of data, strong resilience to elements, drops, and magnetic or static forces, plus it can be stored in a manner that doesn’t require energy or special accommodations. All of this plus more make optical discs the ideal storage solution, and with new advances pushing the archival capabilities to 100+ years, makes them the de-facto king of storage.

Vinpower is also on the cutting edge of data storage and archival capabilities. If your company needs storage solutions that won’t break the bank, contact us today.

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Vinpower strives to do its part to minimize our impact on the environment and the iXCharger is a giant step in that direction

Earth Day iXCharger

This Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day, but for Vinpower, we are focused everyday on how we can lower our carbon footprint and develop products that follow the ESG directives many forward thinking companies have put in place. That is one of the key reasons Vinpower developed the multi-purpose compact iXCharger. As we are all aware, every electronic mobile phone, tablet, or computer requires two critical components; a method to power the device and a way to store digital content to be used on that device. Often the memory installed on the device is not sufficient, so we have to purchase additional memory in the form of an external hard drive/SSD, USB drive, SD Card, etc., and we will carry multiple power cube chargers so that we have a specialize one for each device.

That’s a lot of extra products and plastic that could end up in our landfills, oceans, neighborhoods, creating an environmental, social, and governance nightmare. With the iXCharger, you have a single charger and extra memory storage that can replace all the charging cubes and external memory devices for all your portable mobile devices. The iXCharger works across all platforms, from Apple iOS and MacBooks to Android, as well as Windows and other mobile PC based operating systems. Plus, the iXCharger’s enhanced GaN charging technology and extremely compact design means it produces less heat and uses far less plastic than traditional higher capacity charging cubes and external memory devices.

Vinpower has always cared about the planet and the legacy we leave to those that come after us and the iXCharger is a testament to that vision.

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At the 2023 Mobile World Congress, Huawei announced a Blu-ray storage solution that will reduce TCO by 70%.

Huawei BD storage

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is an annual trade show organized by GSMA, which is a global organization of mobile technology operators and associate members, dedicated primarily to the mobile communications industry. At this event held annually in late February to early March, members discuss all aspects of business and upcoming trends. Much like most trade shows, it’s where participants like to introduce their latest offerings.

At this recent MWC, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., announced their proposed method for tackling one of the biggest challenges for traditional IT/CT services as it relates to data storages for Video, Big Data, and Cloud. Their solution was one that Vinpower has been touting for years, but I digress. Huawei said the future of cold storage is Blu-ray optical discs!

Their research shows that the proportion of cold data exceeds 70% of all stored data. Given the nature of cold data means it’s rarely if ever recalled by the owners, the companies holding that data require a low-cost archiving solution. In response, Huawei launched a Blu-ray storage initiative, which has a longer service life and reduces the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by 70%. That means the ability to offload 70% of data from servers by storing it on Blu-ray optical discs, means the Cloud operators can saves 70% of costs related to electricity, hardware, and maintenance, let alone the tremendous reduction of environmental impact. Plus, optical discs provide an inherent protection against data breaches due to the content being kept offline with multifactor data protection against hackers and other data breaches.

All of this isn’t new, Vinpower has been proclaiming the benefits of cold storage on optical discs for years now, but what is new is the major investment and measured launch that large corporations are now taking this method seriously. So if you want to be ahead of the curve but aren’t a billion dollar corporation, contact Vinpower on ways we can help set you up with a cold storage solution on optical discs. Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest ones.

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