May 29, 2001

IBM's 'Pixie Dust' draws mixed reviews

Author: JT Smith

IBM last week unveiled new technology that ameks 400GB consumer hard drives and 6GB CompactFlash cards a reality. Competitors fired back at IBM, saying Big Blue's technology -- which it calls Pixie Dust -- is overhyped and offers more capacity than needed. "I can't imagine needing more than 20, 30, 40 gigs -- that's a lot of stuff," said a digital mapmaker. Full story from ZDNet eWEEK.


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