I think that the marginal benefit of a device like this increases as the number of units increase. Upon insertion of a disc into the Disc Stakka, a dialogue box asks if the disc is new or if it is being returned. The slot-loading mechanism up front is merely a loading bay; there is no drive or optics present in this device whatsoever. But I do have a few small complaints. And so, while I still have my installers for programs like the Adobe Photoshop 3 demo, and the original Macromedia Flash, I also have an organizational nightmare on my hands. I generally think this is a very high-quality, intelligent product.
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In terms of organization, this could end up as a bigger ination than a hard drive crash, having to eject, scan, and re-catalog all of the discs.
But I do have a few small complaints. The industrial design of this mechanism is genius. The OpdiTracker software sorts its discs by whether they are currently being stored or if they are ejected, and one can even keep track of ejected discs by giving their last known whereabouts, or to whom they were lent. And just when you think that might be all… you can supposedly use up to of these towers, connected to a computer via USB hubs, all with the same database.
Disc Stakka saved me.
Bonus Haiku I drown in shiny discs, searching for my data. And the fact that the entire tower can be powered by a single USB connection is mind-blowingly efficient. With a five-stage tower, this thing would be a monster—So there is definitely a trade off between automation, physical space, and economy.
So, the moral of the story is, one still should backup their hard drive to a source that can be accessed imaation without any supporting software. The USB cable is supplied. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page.
2x Imation Disc Stakka Automated 100 CD / DVD Stackable Storage Carousel
Upon insertion of a disc into the Disc Stakka, a dialogue box asks if the disc is new or if it is being returned. It lmation only make sense to put the disc into the Stakka first if it had no way of being automatically cataloged.
So, for the casual home-user, one might be best off staying with their binder, especially if the binder normally collects dust anyway.
The slot-loading mechanism up front is merely a loading bay; there is no drive or optics present in this device whatsoever. When one needs to access a specific disc, a simple right-click allows you to eject the specific imatioh so that it can be used.
Especially with a really huge system of multiple towers? I generally think this is a very high-quality, intelligent product. The contents of ejected stakkw can be searched and browsed as well, so even for use without the Disc Stakka at all, this software can be very helpful for cataloging optical disc collections in an intelligent and automatic way.
And so, while I still have my installers for programs like the Adobe Photoshop 3 demo, and the original Macromedia Flash, I also have an organizational nightmare on my hands. I think that the marginal benefit of a device like this increases as the number of units increase.
Their shockingly lightweight Disc Stakka, which stylistically resembles something like a restaurant booster chair for toddlers, is designed to rid me and the rest of the world of our optical backup woes.
Imation Disc Stakka: Automated CD, DVD Storage and Retrieval
One browses the Disc Stakka unit by disc, and once the unit has had entries added, one can see the basic contents of each disc and its folders in order to browse and search for specific contents. Despite Imatiion styling, the Disc Stakka seems to bring a lot to the table.
The unit, although very i,ation, is USB bus-powered, and requires no additional power adapter. At only to MB per disc, I used to find myself making volume after volume of spanned discs.
Imation Disc Stakka – Cd/dvd Management Tool
Its internal and inaccessible carousel holds five-inch optical discs sorry, no mini-CDs for you. The dialogue box also pops up when a disc is inserted into the PC drive, so one can skip the dsic Disc Stakka load and catalog the disc in advance of storage.
Secondly, the OpdiTracker software packaged with the device is not fully upgraded. In brief, the Disc Stakka is a combination jukebox, Lazy Susan, and databased storage-solution.
There is a better, pro version that allows for a much more extensive feature set; I think this should be included in iimation already-expensive price of the Disc Stakka.