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Re: Disk Drive Pioneer Al Sugart Dies

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Fri, 22 Dec 2006 23:59:20 -0500

In article <>, says:

> It was a dark and stormy night when wrote:

>> I understand IBM sold off its hard disk drive line recently; I don't
>> know why. Peripherals used to be quite profitable.

> Whether there's a connection or not, I don't know. But they sold the
> line to Hitachi shortly after what appeared to be defects in their
> 60GXP and 75GXP models of drives. These "DeskStar" drives had become
> widely known as "DeathStar" drives, due to drive failures.

> Dave

Oh yes, I remember the DeathStar disks. Lost a number of them on
critical machines.

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