Storage Web Digest: StorageTek Speeds Up Fibre Channel Tape Drive

Company delivers its T9840C tape drive, the latest evolution in the T9X40 family of tape drives. Sony Introduces PetaSite Tape Library Samsung Electronics to Sell Memory Stick Cisco's Storage Business Show

Enterprise Storage

StorageTek Speeds Up Fibre Channel Tape Drive

Storage Technology Corp. this week announced the availability of its T9840C tape drive, the latest evolution in StorageTeks T9X40 family of tape drives. "By doubling the storage capacity over the T9840A and T9840B, StorageTeks T9840C drives will enable us to use significantly less tape library space to do more work, and add more drives to extend the power and value of our StorageTek libraries," said Jacques-Charles Lafoucriere, storage manager at StorageTek. Existing T9840 customers can reuse T9840 cartridges in the new drive.

Read the full press release on: Byte and Switch

Sony Introduces PetaSite Tape Library

Sony Data System Solutions, a division of Sony Electronics, this week announced the availability of its SAIT PetaSite tape storage library systems. The SAIT PetaSite systems deliver enterprise and digital content providers with native storage capacity from 10 terabytes to up to 1.5 petabytes. An entry-level system with a capacity of 30TB costs $63,500.

Read the full press release on: Silicon Valley Biz Ink

Personal Storage

Samsung Electronics to Sell Memory Stick

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. this week announced that it sell Sony Corp.s Memory Stick NAND flash unit under the Samsung brand. Under an earlier 2001 agreement, Sony licensed Samsung to make Memory Stick units to be used internally in Samsungs own consumer electronic products. That pact has now been expanded to allow Samsung to sell the Memory Stick on the open market.

Read the full story on:EBN

Storage Business

Ciscos Storage Business Shows Growth, Still Under Expectations

Cisco Systems Inc. fell well short of its quarterly goal in its storage networking business, hampering its plans to move quickly to dominate that market. Cisco on this week reported fiscal fourth-quarter results and said sales in its storage networking business rose 45 percent from the previous quarter to about $14.5 million. While that was strong growth for a tiny unit Cisco has identified as a potential billion-dollar business, it was well short of Chief Executive John Chambers target to double sales to $20 million. However, analysts and investors said the company remains a threat to market giants Brocade Communications Systems Inc. and McData Corp.

Read the full story on:Yahoo! News

Seagate Eyes 10 Percent Share of Laptop Drive Market in a Year

Seagate Technology LLC this week said it aims to have one tenth of the global laptop hard disk drive market by June of 2004. Seagate said this summer that it was entering the laptop-computer market, giving it a presence in all four disk drive segments.

Read the full story on:Forbes.com