This section contains links to selected pages containing information of special interest to the disk drive industry.
Five decades of disk drive industry firsts The most significant milestones in the disk drive industry's history.
History of recording In honor of the 100th anniversary of the first patent for magnetic information recording, we have added this page.
Disk drives take eventful spin Some early disk drive history, courtesy of EE Times.
How much information -- 2003 Updated University of California study estimating how much new information is created each year.
Hard disk drives
Magnetic recording: Semiconductor
LaserCard (Previously Drexler Technology)Phase change recording
ANSI/INCITS Technical subcommittees and standards
First regular radio broadcastsIndustry structure and trends
IDEMA Insight article by James N. Porter
Where do we go from here
Disk Drives' Evolution
Presentation by James N. Porter, DISK/TREND
Given at the 100th Anniversary Conference on Magnetic Recording and Information Storage, Santa Clara University, December, 1998.
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UCSD Information Storage Industry Center
UCSD actions on the rigid disk drive industry
Stock and mutual fund prices