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History (2004): Fujifilm PhotoDisc CD-R
Standard CD-R with black substrate layer to protect data from ultra-violet and solar radiation
2018.12.14 | Press Release
History (Late 1980s): Streamer Cassette
Variant of Compact Cassette specifically designed for storage
2018.12.13 | Press Release
History: Nintendo Optical Discs
To distribute video games
2018.12.12 | Press Release
History (1975): Compact Cassette for Data
Capacity of 660KB per side on 90-minute tape
2018.12.11 | Press Release
History (1964): 9-Track Tape
For IBM System/360, replacing 7-track tape
2018.12.10 | Press Release
History (2007): DAT 160/320
Launched by HP
2018.12.07 | Press Release
History (1999): Advanced Digital Recording (ADR)
From OnStream
2018.12.06 | Press Release
History (1999): VXA 8mm Backup Tape Format
Introduced by Ecrix
2018.12.05 | Press Release
History (1985): CD-ROM
Optical disc format created by Sony and Philips
2018.12.04 | Press Release
History (1983): 3.5-Inch HDD
Introduced by Rodime at 10MB
2018.12.03 | Press Release
History (1997): MiniDVD-R
8cm version of DVD-R
2018.11.30 | Press Release
History (1996): QIC-EXtra (QIC-EX)
Launched by Verbatim
2018.11.29 | Press Release
History (1982): 3-Inch Compact Floppy disk
Designed by Hitachi, Matsushita and Maxell
2018.11.28 | Press Release
History (1978): Exatron Stringy Floppy
Endless loop tape cartridge system for microcomputers
2018.11.27 | Press Release
History (1976): 5.25-Inch Minifloppy Disk
Introduced by Shugart Associates
2018.11.26 | Press Release
History (2006): StorageTek T10000/T10000 T2
For high-capacity storage, typically used with large computers and robotic tape library
2018.11.23 | Press Release
History (2004): Sony Professional Disc of DATA (ProDATA)
23GB per side on optical media
2018.11.22 | Press Release
History (Late 1970s): QIC Minicartridge
Designed by 3M for use in Hewlett Packard calculator systems
2018.11.21 | Press Release
History (2007): Super High Material CD
Uses improved transparency polycarbinate resin as transparent substrate.
2018.11.20 | Press Release
History (1949): Open Reel Instrumentation and Data Logging Tape
First use of magnetic tape on modified Ampex Model 300s
2018.11.19 | Press Release
History (2004): Encrypted USB Flash Key
From 128MB to 1.3GB
2018.11.16 | Press Release
History (1998): StorageTek 9840 Tape System
For mainframe use
2018.11.15 | Press Release
History (1991): 3.5-Inch Magneto-Optical Disc
From 128MB to 1.3GB
2018.11.14 | Press Release
History (1991): IBM 3490E Tape Cartridge
2.4GB using IDRC data compression
2018.11.13 | Press Release
History (Mid-1980s): Brother Micro Disc
Floppy disc in standalone Brother MD-200 disk drive for certain Brother electronic typewriters
2018.11.12 | Press Release
History (1995): Phase-Change Dual Disk Introduced by Panasonic
650MB rewritable optical disk similar to CD-RW
2018.11.09 | Press Release
History (1994): MiniDisc Data by Sony
Magneto-optical disc format based on same technology as audio MiniDisc
2018.11.08 | Press Release
History (1994): QIC-Wide From Sony
Variant of QIC Minicartridge using wider 8mm tape
2018.11.07 | Press Release
History (1989): 2-Inch Floppy Disk (LT-1) Made by Fujifilm
Only for Zenith Minisport notebook computer
2018.11.06 | Press Release
History (1988): Business Card CD-ROM
Between 30 and 100MB
2018.11.05 | Press Release
History (2001): DVD+RW
Recording layer being phase change metal alloy
2018.11.02 | Press Release
History (1995): IBM Magstar 3590
Replacing 3480
2018.11.01 | Press Release
History (1995): Nomai Multimedia Cartridge Drive
540MB, competing with Syquet SyJet and Iomega Jaz
2018.10.31 | Press Release
History (1985): 5.25-Inch Magneto-Optical Disc
From 256MB to 9.2GB
2018.10.30 | Press Release
History (1982): 3.5-Inch Microfloppy
Originally introduced by Sony
2018.10.29 | Press Release
History (2003): Super AIT
Developed only by Sony
2018.10.26 | Press Release
History (1999): GD-ROM
1.2GB optical disc format developed by Yamaha for Sega arcade machines
2018.10.25 | Press Release
History (1996): IBM Magstar MP 3570
Original tape had capacity of 5GB uncompressed.
2018.10.24 | Press Release
History (1995): QIC Travan
Introduced by 3M
2018.10.23 | Press Release
History (1949): Quarter-Inch Open Reel Tape
First commercial tape recorder: Ampex model 200
2018.10.22 | Press Release
History (2000): USB Flash Drive
Introduced by Trek Technology and IBM/M-Systems
2018.10.19 | Press Release
History (1994): Sony Digital Tape Format (DTF)
First gen at 60GB
2018.10.18 | Press Release
History (1982): HP 82176A Mini Data Cassette
130KB
2018.10.17 | Press Release
History (1977): Olivetti minidisc
3KB, for use in P6040 minicomputer
2018.10.16 | Press Release
History (1977): Floppy ROM
Flexi-disc vinyl record with computer code in audio form
2018.10.15 | Press Release
History (1994): Exabyte Mammoth/Mammoth-2
Higher-capacity version of 8mm or Data8 tape
2018.10.12 | Press Release
History (1989): 2-Inch Floppy Disk (LT-1)
For Zenith Minisport notebook computer, made by Fujifilm
2018.10.11 | Press Release
History (1983): Compact Disc by Sony and Philips
Evolution of earlier LaserDisc format
2018.10.10 | Press Release
History (1983): ZX Microdrive by Sinclair
Magnetic tape data storage at 85KB
2018.10.09 | Press Release
History (1988): 2.5-Inch HDD
First one by PrairieTek
2018.10.08 | Press Release
History (2006): Quantum GoVault
Removable hard disk cartridge system with 2.5-inch HDD in rugged case
2018.10.05 | Press Release
History (2004): LightScribe From Hewlett-Packard
To laser-etch labels onto optical discs
2018.10.04 | Press Release
History (1997): Imation SuperDisk
Floppy disk initially 120MB, later refined by Matsushita to hold 240MB
2018.10.03 | Press Release
History (1998): Sony HiFD (High Capacity Floppy Disk)
Could not compete with Zip and CD-RW.
by Jean Jacques Maleval | 2018.10.02 | News
History (1987): Iomega 5.25-Inch Bernoulli Disk
Culminating at 230MB and replaced by Zip
2018.10.01 | Press Release
History (1995): Panasonic Phase-Change Dual Disk
650MB
2018.09.28 | Press Release
History (1993): 3.5-Inch 105MB Cartridge Drive
By SyQuest
2018.09.27 | Press Release
History (1998): DVD-RAM
Rewritable format competing with DVD-RW and DVD+RW
2018.09.26 | Press Release
History (1991): Floptical by Insite Peripherals
21MB
2018.09.25 | Press Release
History (1984): Magnetic Tape Cartridge Wafadrive
Released by Rotronics
2018.09.24 | Press Release
History (2006): Blu-ray Disc
Developed by Blu-ray Disc Association
2018.09.21 | Press Release
History (2002): DataPlay
Optical disc format for audio and storage
2018.09.20 | Press Release
History (2001): Quantum Super DLT
Higher capacity variant of DLT
2018.09.19 | Press Release
History (1996): Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT)
By Sony
2018.09.18 | Press Release
History (1890): Punched Card
Also known as IBM or Hollerith card
2018.09.17 | Press Release
History (2003): miniSD by SanDisk
Smaller version of Secure Digital
2018.09.14 | Press Release
History (1995): Iomega Zip
Discontinued in 2003
2018.09.13 | Press Release
History (1987): Exabyte 8mm
First storage tape to use helical-scan technology
2018.09.12 | Press Release
History (1984): IBM 3480 Tape Cartridge
Replacing 9-track reel-to-reel tape
2018.09.11 | Press Release
History (2003): Ultra Density Optical (UDO)
From Sony and Plasmon
2018.09.10 | Press Release
History (2005): microSD
Introduced by SanDisk
2018.09.07 | Press Release
History (1983): 3.25-Inch Floppy Disk
Unformatted capacity of 500KB
2018.09.06 | Press Release
History (1982): 8-Inch Bernoulli Disk
5, 10 or 20MB
2018.09.05 | Press Release
History (2000): Linear Tape-Open (LTO)
More open standard to kill DLT
2018.09.04 | Press Release
History (1846): Punched Tape
Primary mean of mass storage for computers in 1960s
2018.09.03 | Press Release
History (1988): RAID-5 Patent
Filed by Clark et al of IBM
2018.08.29 | Press Release
History (1970): Diablo 30 Series Cartridge Disk Drives
First highly successful OEM manufacturer of these devices
2018.08.28 | Press Release
History (1958): IBM 709
First use of Direct Memory Access
2018.08.27 | Press Release
History (1990): EMC Symmetrix 4200
Breakthrough system with small form factor drives for mainframe storage
2018.08.24 | Press Release
History (1989): Sun NFS and Auspex 5000
Early NAS
2018.08.23 | Press Release
History (1985): IBM 3480 Model A22 Control and Model B22 Tape Unit
Multiple data stream fault tolerance, two out of 18 heads could fail.
2018.08.22 | Press Release
History (1988): Perhaps First Commercial Configurable RAID, Alpine
OEMed to STK by Array Technology
2018.08.21 | Press Release
History (1978): Probably First SSD
STC 4305
2018.08.20 | Press Release
History (1988): Memorex Exits HDD Business
First plug compatible manufacturer stopping after 20 years
2018.08.17 | Press Release
History (1987): Conner CP341 HDD
Emergence of ATA as widely used interface
2018.07.26 | Press Release
History (1983): Rodime RO351/RO352
First HDDs in 3.5-inch FDD form factor
2018.07.25 | Press Release
History (1971): IBM 3330-1
First HDD with track following servo
2018.07.24 | Press Release
History (1979): Shugart Associates SA1000
First FDD to fit in factor compatible HDD using 8-inch disc
2018.07.22 | Press Release
History (1990): First Glass Disk
Toshiba MK1122FC
2018.07.20 | Press Release
History (1990): IBM 681, First HDD With PRML Channel
To increase bits per track
2018.07.19 | Press Release
History (1990): Failure of Data Disc (Datapoint)
In metal film recording layer and contact start-stop low mass sliders
2018.07.18 | Press Release
History (1996): Censtor Ceases Operation
Manufacturer of perpendicular recording heads and media
2018.07.13 | Press Release
History (1990): IBM Sawmill
First MR head HDD and with first negative air pressure bearing
2018.07.11 | Press Release
History (1982): DEC Aztec RA80/81/82
With advanced recording channel
2018.07.10 | Press Release
History (1992): HP Kittyhawk
Unsuccessful 1.3-inch HDD
2018.07.09 | Press Release
History (2001): IBM 75GXP HDD Family
Experienced very high field failure rate
2018.07.03 | Press Release
History (1996): Conner Acquired By Seagate
For $1,04 billion
2018.07.02 | Press Release
History (1985): Failures Attributed to Computer Memories HDDs
10MB units sold by IBM for PCs
2018.06.29 | Press Release
History (1999): IBM Microdrive
One-inch HDD at 170MB and 340MB
2018.06.28 | Press Release
History (1984): First 3.5-Inch HDD
MiniScribe 8425
2018.06.27 | Press Release
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