It is difficult to find optical drives on computers. A DVD drive requires too much energy and is heavy. One company is investigating what can be done to replace the optical drives.
Let’s face facts: DVDs and CDs will not last.
Disks measuring almost five inches by five in circumference are quite large when compared to other storage media. Both read and write speeds are slow. Even though it has been reduced in size to make it more compact, the optical drive still cannot be fitted into laptops.
Modern laptops are small enough to fit in a pencil but light enough to be portable. It is possible to place more components in an optical drive’s space. It could be used to house more powerful batteries or graphics cards that are better suited for graphic designers or gamers. The ultimate goal of a laptop’s performance is to pack the most power into the smallest form factor.
Despite this fact, optical drives don’t seem to be an obsolete technology.
The optical disk, either CD or DVD contains many valuable qualities that should not be forgotten. One company strives to keep these memories alive.
Nexcopy is an American company that specializes in flash drives. Flash drives are an alternative to optical disks. This is the company’s primary objective.
The Company Offers Five Options
An optical CD’s auto-run feature, as well as the “read-only”, feature are two of its most desirable features.
An optical drive’s automatic-run feature is loved by everyone. Software that automatically installs when the optical drives are accessed can be provided by the company. The auto-run feature is not available on a standard USB flash drive. Standard flash drives can’t also be attached to a computer in the same manner as optical disks.
#1 Disc License
Nexcopy has developed a product to address this issue. USB device which appears as a USB CD-ROM device, when connected to a computer. The product owner can write any ISO file to a Disc License device. The device is fully functional, and it can run auto-run. It works the same way as an optical disc.
The ISO files can be used to create disc copies by disc duplication services. These ISO files are also available to make a USB CD-ROM flash disk. Optical discs may be in decline, but this does not mean that they will cease to exist.
The optical disks also have the ability to read-only, which is a very popular feature. This feature ensures that data stored in optical discs are safe and secure.
You cannot read only on a standard USB flash drive. There is no universal feature to make flash drives “read-only” (write protected). This makes it hard for users to find this function. Flash memory is a mini hard drive. Configuring flash memory to prevent data modifications is difficult because of its default nature.
Many companies find themselves in a difficult position of not being able to supply optical disks to customers due to the difficulty in finding optical drives in computer systems. These companies are now seeking alternative media options. The read-only functionality is just as important.
#2 Lock Licence
Nexcopy created a unique solution to the USB flash drive-read-only issue. The Lock License USB flash drives are read-only by default.
Another way to explain it is that Lock License USB works in the opposite direction of other flash drives. It can read or write from a USB but cannot write. To make it writeable, the Lock License must be forced.
Lock License drives’ unique approach to content protection ensures that there is no way for it to be modified or altered. It is also impossible for viruses to get onto the USB as it is always read-only. The Lock License USB Drive is the best solution for those who write protection with a USB stick.
It is worth noting that the USB may be writable or the write protection removed. This process is protected and requires that content owners grant write access privileges.
The Lock License driver’s beautiful and subtle feature is that USB sticks automatically revert to read/only status when they are unlocked or writable. It is almost impossible for the Lock License to be writable. This is a great method to make your content on a USB hard drive permanent.
#3 USB Copy Protection
Video sharing was made easy by optical media. There was no risk of the video being shared. You could “rip” the DVD with tools, but it’s complicated for most people who aren’t tech-savvy enough. The optical drive is no longer possible. How can you copy a protected USB video?
The USB flash device is very similar to a mini drive. By default, the USB flash drive can read and also write. Now the question is, how can you share an audio file from a flash drive that cannot copy?
Nexcopy offers USB Copy protection through their Copy Secure flash drive. The flash drive can be used to access the file only. The flash drive is unable to save, copy and store files.
Without a password, you can view copy secure drives.
Copy protection was possible using optical media with the DVD Copy Control Association Protocol. This system linked DVD players’ playback chips to encrypted content on the disk. This system enabled software corporations and big studios to invest in a system that would protect their intellectual capital. USB flash drives, however, are not always safe.
Nexcopy addressed this issue by allowing popular file formats such as MP3, MP4, HTML, and PDF to be copy-protected while being viewed via a flash device. The solution allows content to be viewed and played on both Apple and Microsoft Windows computers. While the solution may not be compatible with all devices, such as TVs and car stereos alike, the copy-protected content works in both of these operating systems.
Like Lock License drives, copy secure drives are also read-only (write secured) and the user cannot claim that “a file was deleted, can we get another?” To obtain a duplicate at no additional cost, simply follow the instructions below.
#4 Encryption Via USB
Although copy Secure drives work as encryption, they aren’t protected by passwords. There is a distinction between encryption and copy protection. Encryption serves to protect the data. The password is then used to play the content. However, encryption is not meant to protect honest people. A file can be decrypted so that anyone can access it. Users can save, copy, duplicate, stream, or share the file.
What about password-sharing? This is the advantage of copy protection.
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Nexcopy is the smart choice. The USB flash drive will have encrypted data. The content will display once the password is correct.
Trustworthy if large corporations have financial documents they want to transfer between their offices and at home via a flash drive. The USB must be secured if it is stolen or left unattended. The encryption will ensure that the files cannot be seen.
The drive is protected against viruses and can’t be formatted. A person who discovers the drive can’t place a virus or attempt hacking into it, as per the previous example. If the driver is innocent, he or she can be returned.
#5 Secure Disk
CD and DVD lacked one crucial feature: the ability to create a hidden part to store data. The optical disk records data in an orderly fashion. The data writing process starts at the disc’s innermost layer and progresses to the outer.
Notice: Mass-produced DVD/CD media is “stamped”, but the preceding sentence refers only to writable CD/DVD multimedia.
Secure Disk, a small, clever product that hides the bulky USB memory from users when they connect it to computers is clever. It’s impossible to find hidden areas if the user doesn’t know what the device can do.
If the Secure Disk was connected to a Windows-based PC, the 20MB partition is the only available. This 20MB partition is easily accessible and can contain any type of information. The hidden memory space is accessible for reading and writing, but can also be used by the user if they have the right knowledge.
Let’s suppose that the USB storage is 32GB. The user will only be able to see the 20MB portion. If the user visits a specific login.exe and enters the correct password to access it, the public 20MB portion will be removed and replaced by the full 32GB secret part.
Once you log in you will be able to access the 32GB private partition. It can also store all data. This private partition provides no additional security.
Secure Disk was created to be a HIPAA-compatible flash drive. HIPAA compliance stipulates that patients can access secure areas to store medical records, historical information, and other information. Secure Disk is compliant with HIPAA. It protects your memory by hiding it and using a password. It can’t be accessed without the correct password.
Secure Disk is much more than HIPAA medical records. Secure Disk is ideal for international travelers with sensitive data.
Although the Secure Disk cannot replace optical media technologies, Nexcopy is an innovative company whose product is impressive.
It was essential to design data load products for mass production because there are so many flash drive types. Nexcopy started its business in 2004. Its initial offering was the USB200PC duplicator, which is a PC-based 20-target USB flash disc duplicator. The company has since added many new products, including standalone USB systems, USB flash drive printer systems, memory data loading products, and USB flash-drive driver printer systems.