Quantum intros Fireball Plus KX

Twenty-seven gigs of space for £350

Storage company Quantum said it is shipping its Fireball Plus KX, with volume production slated for the end of this month. The Fireball Plus KX comes at 6.8Gb per disk, running at 7,200 revs per minute. The product has been qualified by six of the top 10 OEMs, claimed Quantum. HP will use the drives. The hard drives use giant magneto resistive (GMR) heads, developed by partner Matsushita-Kotobuki. According to Quantum, the product uses its high speed Ultra ATA/66 interface, which has Intel support. Average seek time is 8.5 milliseconds, and there will be drives offered at 6.8Gb, 10.2Gb, 13.6Gb, 20.5Gb and 27.3Gb. ®

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