Storage Tech Nearing Upper Limit

By Deane Barker on August 11, 2003

Midlife crisis for the hard drive: Storage manufacturers are hitting a technological limit.

“The transition from 40GB per 3.5-inch platter to 80GB — the standard for most current PCs — took less than two years. A similar leap, however, may take three years, and could impact pricing, innovation and competition throughout the industry.”