Imation has announced the release of Disc Stakka, an automated carousel that stores, protects and retrieves discs — including data CDs, DVDs, music and game discs. The compact unit holds up to 100 12cm discs and is linked to a PC or Mac computer via a single USB connection supplying both power and data. Units can be stacked up to five high to create a tower that holds 500 discs without needing additional cables or desk space. Disc Stakka comes with the OpdiTracker database and search engine. When a new data disc is inserted into the computer’s CD or DVD drive, OpdiTracker automatically recognises it and gives users the option to add its name and capture its contents in the database. It can then be stored safely in the Disc Stakka for immediate retrieval at any time. Users can search OpdiTracker’s database of stored discs by title, keyword, directory or file name to find and eject any disc within seconds. Imation Disc Stakka will be available in Australia next month and is distributed by Tech Pacific.