Small form factor (SFF) optical data storage devices for mobile applications

Young Pil Park, No Cheol Park, Chul Jin Kim

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There are two basic requirements in the field of optical storage data devices. The first is the demand for the improvement of memory capacity to manage the increased data capacity in personal and official purposes. The second is the demand for small sized optical storage devices for mobile multimedia digital electronics, including digital camera, PDA and mobile phones. To summarize, for the sake of mobile applications, it is necessary to develop optical data storage devices which have simultaneously a large capacity and a small size. Small form factor optical disk drive (SFF ODD) is expected to become a good match for mobile applications due its advantages over other devices in cost and removability. Nowadays, many companies and research institutes including universities cooperate together in the research on SFF ODD and other related optical storage devices. Due such active researches, it is expected that SFF ODD will be widely used in mobile applications in the very near future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number596605
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventSeventh International Symposium on Optical Storage, ISOS 2005 - Zhanjiang, China
Duration: 2005 Apr 22005 Apr 6

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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