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ISO/IEC 17346:2005
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Information technology -- Data interchange on 90 mm optical disk cartridges -- Capacity: 1,3 Gbytes per cartridge

This standard has been reviewed* and then confirmed in 2010.

*ISO standards are reviewed every five years.
The electronic version of this International Standard can be downloaded from the ISO/IEC Information Technology Task Force (ITTF) web site

Abstract

ISO/IEC 17346:2005 defines the characteristics of 90 mm Optical Disk Cartridges (ODC) with a capacity of 1,3 GB per cartridge. It specifies only Type R/W for 2 048-byte sectors of such cartridges.

Type R/W provides for data to be written, read and erased many times over the entire recording surface of the disk using the thermo-magnetic and magneto-optical effects. It is also referred to as "fully rewritable". ISO/IEC 17346:2004 provides for 2 048-byte sectors only. All sectors on a disk are of the same size.

ISO/IEC 17346:2005 specifies:

  • the conditions for conformance testing and the Reference Drive;
  • the environments in which the cartridges are to be operated and stored;
  • the mechanical and physical characteristics of the cartridge, so as to provide mechanical interchange ability between data processing systems;
  • the format of the information on the disk, both embossed and user-written; including the physical disposition of the tracks and sectors, the error correction codes, and the modulation method used;
  • the characteristics of the embossed information on the disk;
  • the magneto-optical characteristics of the disk, enabling processing systems to write data onto the disk;
  • the minimum quality of user-written data on the disk, enabling data processing systems to read data from the disk.

ISO/IEC 17346:2005 provides for interchange between optical disk drives. Together with a standard for volume and file structure, it provides for full data interchange between data processing systems.

 

  • Edition: 1 (Monolingual) ICS: 35.220.30
    Status: Published Stage: 90.93 (2010-06-17)
    TC/SC: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 23 Number of Pages: 115
  • No revision information available

  • No corrigenda or amendments available

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