Als we News.com mogen geloven dan hebben magnetische media hun laatste tijd gehad. Natuurlijk niet echt heftig nieuws (is allemaal vrij logisch met de dalende prijzen voor CD-Rewriters en recordable/rewritable CD's). Hier heb je een stuk uit het artikel:
Recordable-rewriteable CD-ROM technology (CD-RW)--which allows users to record their own CD-ROMs and play them back on stereos or PCs--is steadily becoming the storage platform of choice among PC manufacturers and consumers.
CD-RW drives come with only a few high-end PCs now, but declining prices, improvements in speed easier-to-use interfaces, and other factors will prompt PC makers to start including CD-RW units as a feature in more models by 2000. Performance users, meanwhile, already can get CD-RW drives that run DVD disks as an added bonus.
The migration will likely mean the decline in sales of magnetic storage devices such as Zip drives, but Iomega does not intend to go quietly. Executives readily admit the storage maker is looking at technologies like recordable CDs, and sources say an announcement regarding optical storage could come next week at PC Expo.