This article is from the storage FAQ part2, by Rodney D. Van Meter with numerous contributions by others.
http://www.cmpcmm.com/cc/ standards and tons of info. http://www.nml.org performance reports, media surveys, etc. Goes into a lot of detail on topics such as archival stability. http://www.yahoo.com/Business/Corporations/Computers/Peripherals/Storage/ lists some resellers and manufacturers of storage. http://theref.c3d.rl.af.mil has good information about PC hardware, including old interfaces, floppies, controllers, etc. It has a LONG list of specs for hard drives. http://www.cs.yorku.ca/People/frank/Welcome.html also has good info on hard drives and CD-ROM drives. http://www.sresearch.com/search/105008.htm lists storage products and market projections.