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Research on methods for determining optical disk media life expectancy estimates
Author(s): Fernando Luis Podio
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Paper Abstract

Methodologies for determining extrapolated life expectancy values for optical disk media were investigated at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). These investigations showed that the life expectancy values of optical disk media vaiy greatly due to several factors, including the method used to derive the value of the quality parameter (the byte error rate), the areas measured in the disks, the written patterns used and the criteria for data analysis. Vendor's life expectancy claims can be properly assessed by prospective users if standard methods for calculating and reporting extrapolated life expectancy values are implemented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1663, Optical Data Storage, (13 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137566
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Fernando Luis Podio, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1663:
Optical Data Storage
Donald B. Carlin; David B. Kay; Alfred A. Franken, Editor(s)

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