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 Recording software for Plasmon UDO™ and Sony PDD™ drives by SAI
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Message Text: Software Architects, a leading supplier of disk drive software and technology using the Universal Disk Format (UDF), announced the release of Disk Drive TuneUp™ Pro v4.0 for MS Windows™. The software is the world's first PC product that supports Plasmon UDO™ and Sony PDD™ drives. These devices are the first two commercial implementations of blue laser based, high density optical recording technology.

Reliable Archiving to Blue Laser optical discs
Disk Drive TuneUp™ Pro is the first "drive letter access" writing utility that integrates UDF format WORM devices with Windows Explorer. The software enables users to set up, run, test, repair and back up your files to re-writable and block addressable WORM media. When writing to WORM media, each file is written to disc when the file is closed. This is safer and more reliable than the "session writing" strategy for write once media software that is often employed when writing to CD and DVD media.

Easy to Use
Disk Drive TuneUp provides an easy to use "drive letter interface" for reading and writing to disc. Simply drag & drop files to add, arrange or delete from the disc within Windows Explorer. Third party applications can access the disc using standard Windows system calls. The Format application allows you to select the appropriate bus (SCSI, IDE, USB or FireWire), choose the drive, select the format type, partition & format the disc. Advanced features include testing the media and sparing defective sectors.

Integrated Backup, Disc Repair & File Recovery The software includes backup support for multiple disc sets and file recovery on any system without the need for recovery software. Disks formatted in UDF can be diagnosed, repaired, and files recovered to hard disk as required.

Key Benefits:

- Single source product for all basic functions, including formatting, partitioning, reading, writing, backup, media repair and file recovery.
- Optimized for use with block addressable PDD and UDO drives
- Backward compatible with installed base of MO drives
- OSTA UDF compliant for reliable disc interchange
- Supports both re-writable and write once media
- Optimized writing performance through proprietary caching technology

System Requirements
PC's running MS Windows Win2000, XP and Windows Server 2003 Intel Pentium or equivalent processors; 256K RAM; SCSI, ATAPI, FireWire or USB interface; Ultra SCSI interface; Plasmon UDO, Sony PDD, Sony MO, or Fujitsu MO drives.

Pricing & Availability
Disk Drive TuneUp Pro List Price: $99.00 US. OEM and Developer pricing available upon request. English and Japanese versions available March 2004. Linux versions available Q2 2004. Developer Toolkit available Q2.
 
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