New Quantum hard drives
Quantum announced today that there is a new Atlas plate. The Atlas 10K III rotates at 10,000 revolutions per minute and offers 18.4 GB of storage space per platter.
Like its predecessor, this hard drive also has 8MB cache and works with Ultra160 and Ultra320 interfaces. It will come onto the market with 18.4 GB, 36.7 GB and 73.4 GB. According to Quantum, the access time is 4.5 ms, the maximum transfer rate is 54 MB/s. Unfortunately, it will take until the 1st quarter of 2001 until this record appears on the market in significant numbers. The price has already been set, however, the smallest model in this series with 18.4 GB will cost $ 645, the 73.4 GB version will cost $ 1450.