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IBM'S 'Pixie Dust' Breakthrough To Quadruple Disk Drive Density

IBM is first to ship products with 'magical' new material

San Jose, Calif. - 21 May 2001:

48GByte capacity, 5,400 rpm; 21.7 gigabits/inch2 maximum areal density
Travelstar 30GN -- 30/20 GB, 4,200 rpm; 25.7/23.2 gigabits/inch2 maximum areal density
Travelstar 15GN -- 15/10/6 GB, 4,200 rpm; 25.7/21.2/21.2 gigabits/inch2 max. areal density

Contact(s) information

Kim Nguyen
IBM Media Relations
(408) 256-7589
ktnguyen@us.ibm.com

Mike Ross
IBM Media Relations
(408) 927-12843
mikeross@almaden.ibm.com

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