Magneto-optical recording

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

MO or magneto-optical recording is a method of storing and retrieving data using a laser and a magnet. The laser in the drive heats the magnetic surface to a high enough temperature to allow the polarization of the disk to be modified with a magnet for more precisely written data. When data needs to be read from the disk a laser of less intensity is used.

CD terms, Magneto-optical diskette, Optical disc