Morning Coffee: Sept. 18, 2006

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Morning Coffee: Sept. 18, 2006

The key metric of portable computing has become the capacity and ruggedness of mass storage. Seagate Technology's Momentus 5400.3 (photo at right courtesy of Seagate) was the first 2.5-inch drive to use perpendicular recording, achieving 160 GB capacity;

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Morning Coffee: Sept. 18, 2006 - Slide 2

In the same week, though, the breath of obsolescence blew down the back of the neck of all magnetic storage, which can't get much denser unless someone rewrites physics. <a href=/article2/0,1759,1679517,00.asp target=new

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Morning Coffee: Sept. 18, 2006 - Slide 3

Not just hard disks, but all forms of storage represent dangerous exposure for enterprises that have huge and growing collections of sensitive data belonging to themselves and others.

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Morning Coffee: Sept. 18, 2006 - Slide 4

Storage and bandwidth have clearly become the metrics of the digital lifestyle, as Apple was happy to remind us last week with the latest incremental improvemen

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