Idealstor WORM Disk and Appliance Make Optical Jukeboxes Obsolete

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Archiving and data backup company, Idealstor, releases 6TB WORM disk to create the fastest and largest removable WORM disk on the market to date.

A rackmount 8-bay WORM  Appliance with removable 6TB hard disks

Idealstor 8-bay WORM Appliance with removable 6TB disks

Idealstor's 8-bay WORM appliance is smaller and less expensive than optical jukeboxes but it has a larger capacity of up to 48TB raw data.

Idealstor announced today the release of a removable 6TB Write-Once, Read-Many (WORM) disk for use in their four- or eight-bay WORM Appliances. This new disk is an increase of 33 percent capacity over previous generations of WORM disks and can yield a staggering 48TB of raw data. Idealstor encourages a trade-up for all current optical jukebox users to their disk-based WORM Appliances as optical jukeboxes are now obsolete.

Refrigerator-sized jukeboxes with limited capacity and expensive, slow media are outdated. With a fully scalable solution, Idealstor offers the fastest and largest removable disk-based WORM-compliant appliance on the market. The archiving solution is unmatched with speeds of up to 6Gb/s and seek times of less than 10ms. Additionally, the solution provides the overall reliability of disk media and the removable cartridges are designed to be taken off site.

“The need for gigantic, expensive and technologically antiquated optical jukeboxes is gone,” said Nandan Arora, chief technology officer for Idealstor. “Let’s face it, technology evolves and optical jukebox manufacturers haven’t kept up. Idealstor uses a 6TB WORM disk with our standard rackmount appliances. Our solution is tens of thousands of dollars less than the average optical system and has a current capacity of up to 48TB raw data. Plus, it’s completely scalable."

Existing Idealstor customers easily can upgrade to the new 6TB WORM disk media. The WORM Appliance is compatible with all Idealstor removable disk media. "We beat both optical jukeboxes and tape libraries in size, speed, reliability, portability and compatibility," continued Arora.

Idealstor understands that optical jukebox technologies are stagnating and that many vendors have left the market, creating a hardship on customers. From now through December 24, Idealstor is offering an incentive to IT professionals using optical jukeboxes to trade up to Idealstor's WORM solution. Call an Idealstor Sales Representative at (888) 864-3257 or visit to arrange for a live one-on-one demonstration and to learn more.

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About Idealstor
Idealstor, founded in 2002, is an Austin-based data protection company. Specializing in removable backup storage solutions, Idealstor concentrates on data backup, archiving, migration, WORM and disaster recovery for businesses of all sizes. For more information, please visit or call
(512) 279-4321.

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