Da's nog eens relaxte space om een paar...euh... Word documentjes op te slaan:
The largest hard disk ever, containing a whopping 73 gigabytes of data storage space, will be announced by IBM tomorrow. The disk, the UltraStar 72ZX, is aimed at high-end computing markets where space is at a premium. It's the latest arrival in an industry bent on outdoing itself by a factor of two every year.
But, although IBM will announce the 73GB drive tomorrow, the disk will actually arrive in 2000, which is at least three months late, according to Disk Trends analyst Jim Porter.
[...] The disk will steal away the capacity crown from rival Seagate, which has been selling a 50GB drive since last fall, Porter said. IBM and Seagate are tied for first place in the high-end disk drive market, which currently is growing at the healthy pace of about 17.4 percent per year, he said.
The 72GB drive set a record for the fastest response time to search out new data, Porter said. The heads--the part of the drive that actually read the data within the drive--can move to a new position in 4.9 milliseconds. "I don't think anybody's better than that," he said.
Verder komen er dit jaar ook nog nieuwe 36Gb modelletjes. Check C|Net News.com voor de info.