Samsung talks HDD, optical disk drives at DISKCON

(September 21, 2010) — Samsung Electronics is responding to consumer demand for high-definition content with new products in optical disk drive (ODD) technology, and rapid growth from 2 to 3 to 4TB HDDs in 2011. Debra Vogler, senior technical editor, speaks with Richard Aguilera and Albert Kim of Samsung at DISKCON 2010.

Richard Aguilera, national sales manager at Samsung Electronics, outlines the company’s optical disk drive division product roadmap and summarizes the market drivers – especially high-definition (HD) content − in a podcast interview with senior technical editor Debra Vogler.

Aguilera highlights new products – particularly in the BluRay sector. In the second half of this year, the company will come out with a 12X writer that will enable the consumer to write HD content and record it to an optical disk drive (ODD) and play it back on a consumer device. The company is also addressing the legacy market with new SATA and PATA formats. For a more complete description of Samsung’s products, listen to the podcast, "Samsung optical division product roadmap discussed at DISKCON 2010": Download or Play Now

Albert Kim, director of sales for storage products at Samsung Electronics, discusses how the consumers’ drive to store/save content, i.e., videos, photos, music, etc., is driving mass storage devices. The company released a 2TB (3.5in. desktop drive) HDD at DISKCON 2010, but will be releasing a 3TB drive, and then a 4TB drive in 2011. To hear more about the company’s mass storage products, listen to the podcast, "Samsung tackles the HDD market: 2TB going to 4TB by 2011": Download or Play Now

Also read "Terabit HDD recording goal of new Toshiba bit patterning
and "Samsung, Seagate SSD pact: It’s all about timing"

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