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OCT. 20 - 27, 2005


Optware Tout 200GB HVD Disc For 2006
Posted Oct 20, 2005 - 05:25 PM

Japanese Optware announced that the first generation of its Holographic Versatile Disc (HVD) will be available in the U.S market next summer.
The company announced today the establishment of the OPTWARE Corporation of America Inc., a new company based in the US, that will help the promotion of the next generation mass storage system.full Story......

Plextor launches world’s fastest 18x DVD-Recorders and its first DVD-RAM compatible drive

19/10/2005 - 08:32:04

. PRESS RELEASE – Plextor today announces three new internal DVD-ReWriter drives – the PX-750A, PX-760A and PX-760SA. The premium PX-760 series are the World’s fastest DVD-ReWriters to date and include the ATAPI/IDE PX-760A and the Serial ATA PX-760SA. They are both capable of 18x DVD+/-R and 10x DVD+R DL speeds and come with a comprehensive package of high-end features. The PX-750A is a mid-market ‘value’ drive at a competitive price, which is the first Plextor unit to include DVD-RAM capability as well as +/- R (Double/dual layer). full Story.....



The Optical Disc

" Exactly how important is it to bone up on new technology such as the compact disc? How significantly will it influence our everyday lives, and for how long? There are a number of factors that determine the lifespan of a technology. Manufacturing cost, product performance, market penetration, user boredom, and innovative competition all move technology forward and heighten expectations. As far as the CD family goes, it is safe to say that the future looks bright indeed. Its market share continues to expand, and new and consequential applications are undoubtedly waiting to be discovered by insightful entrepreneurs. Of course, no technology, except the very primitive kind, lasts forever, and someday (perhaps relatively soon) the CD will be only a curiosity. Fittingly, the discs themselves should long outlast their usefulness."

Dr. Ken Pohlman, The Compact Disc Handbook 2nd Edition, Introduction


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