Re: Storage update

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 30 Dec 1997 18:50:36 -0500

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> > << IBM announced yesterday that they now have 10gigbit per square
> > inch magnetic media. They hope to have it in real products by
> > 2001 (why so long?). >>
> >
> > No kidding, how come things like this take so long? They should
> > have it out next month! If its possible, do it!
> I'll have a 3 1/2" 50-gig drive made for you in one month,
> no problem. Just send $250,000 to...

I know from experience about manufacturing lead time from breakthrough
to marketplace, but 36 months is still a bit much. If they have a
working prototype now, there really isn't any reason why an organization
like IBM can't have it to market within 12-18 months. This could be an
example where they are holding introduction of technology back to
maintain commodity market value, i.e. the value of a gig of disk space.

			Michael Lorrey
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