Sony, Fujitsu make MO breakthrough

Gives 1.3GB capacities

Japanese giants Sony and Fujitsu said they had succeeded in making a magneto-optical (MO) drive capable of storing 1.3GB of data. That is twice the capacity of existing devices. Both companies will release the spec for the drives and the media under the name of Gigamo, and said that they will manufacture products for PCs in Q1 of next year. The technology uses magnetically induced super resolution and uses IRIS thermal eclipse reading (IRISTER), jointly developed by Sony and Fujitsu. Data transfer rate for the drives will be 5.92MBps, which is five times faster than CDR. ® Click for more stories Click for story index

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