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6.2.1.2 GIANT CD-ROMS




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This article is from the storage FAQ part1, by Rodney D. Van Meter with numerous contributions by others.

6.2.1.2 GIANT CD-ROMS

    A bit of news that I came across recently:

GIANT CD-ROMs SLATED FOR 2000
Norsam Technologies Inc. in Albuquerque, N.M., is developing a CD-ROM
technology that would enable users to store up to 165 gigabytes on a single
disk -- almost 10 times as much data as can be stored on digital video
disks.  The additional capacity is made possible by replacing the prevailing
800- and 350 nanometer laser writing technology with a more powerful
50-nanometer particle beam.  "The Norsam HD-ROM will ... be a major
competitor in the high-availability data arena," says the company's
president.  The HD-ROM disks will be the same size as current CD-ROMs, but
will require users to install high-density readers in their devices.
(InternetWeek 14 Nov 97)
    

 

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