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Sony 5.5TB Optical Disc Archive Gen 3 Cartridge

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  • 5.5TB Storage Capacity
  • Up to 375 MB/s Read Speed
  • Up to 187.5 MB/s Write Speed
  • Universal Disc Format (UDF) File System
  • Write Compatible with Gen 2 Drives
  • Read Compatible with Gen 1 & 2 Drives
  • PetaSite Compatible via Firmware Upgrade
  • Supports WORM Functions
  • Estimated 100-Year Storage Lifespan

The Sony 5.5TB Optical Disc Archive Gen 3 Cartridge offers ample space for historically significant files and boasts impressive read and write speeds of 375 MB/s and 187.5 MB/s, respectively. It operates using the Universal Disc Format (UDF) for broad compatibility and supports write once read many (WORM) functionality. Additionally, Sony 5.5TB Optical Disc Archive Gen 3 Cartridge can be made PetaSite compatible through a firmware upgrade. Notably, this Gen 3 cartridge is compatible with Gen 1 and 2 drives for reading and Gen 2 drives for writing, ensuring flexibility and continuity in your archival needs.

Flexible and Secure Data Archiving

This cartridge features solution provider options for easy integration into standard file systems and hybrid cloud infrastructures where data permanence is critical.

Reliable Design

With 10-23 bit error rate (BER), the Optical Disc Archive is built for reliability. It also supports write once read many (WORM) functions.

Green Technology

Low power consumption, offline management, and wide environmental tolerances make going green easy.

Reduce Storage Costs

Random access provides faster access to data when you need it and supports near-line storage workloads, allowing IT to reduce the growth rate and costs of expanding expensive primary storage tiers.

Open File System

The Sony Optical Disc Archive utilizes the Universal Disc Format (UDF), providing an open and vendor-neutral file system.

Safe and Secure

Store virtually any digital asset thanks to safe and secure archiving.

Digital Preservation

Designed for long-term storage estimated up to 100 years, this cartridge is optimized to preserve historically important assets.

Data Compliance

This cartridge meets industry specific storage regulations mandated by retention policies, automotive R&D software, legal documents, and collocated data recovery archives.

Post Production Ready

The Optical Disc Archive is ideal for archiving post production assets, including video, audio, project, graphic, effects, and other files.

Backup Original Footage

Foster peace of mind by backing up camera originals to the Optical Disc Archive.

Fast Access

Valuable assets are stored on robust media while simultaneously providing fast access to assets when required.

Nearline Storage

Random-access capabilities make the Optical Disc Archive ideal for nearline access, taking the pressure off expensive primary Tier 1 storage.

Growing Archive

Build an archive as you go using the ODS-L30M, available separately. Start with a 2 drive, 30 slot library that can expand to meet your needs as assets grow. The media can be barcoded to work with a system expansion robot.

Second Copy

Second-copy ready, the Optical Disc Archive can be used to to store dual copies or dual formats as mandated by archive guidelines.

Shared Archive

A PetaSite library installed in a central location can service multiple network-connected locations. One library purchase can provide archiving for many while minimizing maintenance and hardware costs.

Cold Storage

Though the Optical Disc Archive facilitates fast random access to assets, it is equally efficient in cold storage applications. Requiring no special environmental storage conditions, this design keeps HVAC costs low for an energy efficient footprint.

In the Box
  • Sony 5.5TB Optical Disc Archive Gen 3 Cartridge
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty (Parts)
  • Limited 90-Day Manufacturer Warranty (Labor)
More Information
Product ConditonNew

5.5 TB

Transfer Rate




Archival Life

100 Years

WORM Support


Storage Temperature

14 to 131°F / -10 to 55°C

Storage Humidity

3 to 90%

Archive Temperature

50 to 86°F / 10 to 30°C

Archive Humidity

30 to 70%

Dimensions (W x H x D)

5.83 x 6.14 x 1.42" / 14.81 x 15.6 x 3.61 cm


1.01 lb / 0.46 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight

0.995 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

6.1 x 5.8 x 1.4"

WARNING: This product may expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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