GS MagicStor prepares 4.8GB CF hard drive|
(Monday, October 6, 2003 - 08:47 EDT)
The Japanese PC Watch website has reported on an upcoming Type-II CompactFlash+ hard disk to be launched by Chinese company GS Magicstor Inc.
According to the PC Watch news item, GS Magicstor held a press conference in Tokyo at which it announced the preparation of a 4.8GB CompactFlash+ hard disk. Planned to be shipping in Japan by the end of the year, the drive is apparently part of a strategy that should see the company shipping drives with capacities of 7 - 8.4GB late next year, followed by a 10GB drive in early 2005, and an impressive 16 - 20GB by the end of that year.
The company is currently shipping a 2.2GB CF+ hard drive, and should soon be offering a 2.4GB model. A total of 500,000 units are expected to have been shipped by the end of the year. Along with the CF+ units, Magicstor is preparing 1.8-inch hard drives with capacities of 20, 30 and 40GB for launch in the first quarter of next year.
GS Magicstor Inc. is based in Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China. One of the company's shareholders, Riospring USA, also operates as the R&D Center for Magicstor in in Milpitas, California. A Japanese Magicstor office should be opening in Tokyo within the next year.