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  • Phiro - Monday, July 11, 2005 - link

    It's all about the Pentiums! Reply
  • coomar - Monday, July 11, 2005 - link

    its all about the cost of the media, blue-ray will take a while to drop, at least 2 years probably Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Sunday, July 10, 2005 - link

    yacoub: That should have read 200GB mark instead of $200 mark. Ooops!

    xsilver: The original roadmaps I saw put bluyray-r and hddvdr around Q1'06. Im guessing that they will probably cost a few hundred bucks each though, so even if the drives (and more importantly media) show up, development on reducing the cost of existing optical storage drives will continue. I would expect several more iterations of the ND-3xxx/4xxx line even when next gen burners become available.

    Kristopher
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  • xsilver - Sunday, July 10, 2005 - link

    "NEC's next generation dual format burner is also slated to support LightScribe and should debut at the same time as the ND-4550A. "

    Does anybody know whether this will be one of the last dvd drives out before the whole blu ray thing takes over?
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  • yacoub - Sunday, July 10, 2005 - link

    "SATA drives start to break into those magic low cost per GB ratios around the $200 mark."

    Zuh?? This line comes after a large chart showing a list of SATA drives priced around $80. 0__o
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  • ProviaFan - Sunday, July 10, 2005 - link

    SAS looks interesting, I'll have to do some more reading on that. :) Reply
  • Hacp - Sunday, July 10, 2005 - link

    2nd post! Reply
  • ryanv12 - Sunday, July 10, 2005 - link

    looks like the 400GB PATA storage section got a couple of 40 giggers stuck in there :) Reply

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