Sony, Fujifilm announce 200MB floppy
Heating up the race to establish the next- generation floppy replacement, Sony and Fuji Photo Film recently announced their intention to develop a 200MB (formatted) 3.5-inch floppy that is backward read/write compatible with standard 1.44MB floppies. The companies demonstrated their High Capacity Floppy Disk (HiFD) technology at Comdex last month.
Scheduled for shipments in the spring of next year, HiFD drives feature a maximum transfer rate of 3.6MBps and a rotational speed of 3,600 rpm. Increased capacity is primarily due to the use of a super-thin layer coating metal disk and a dual discrete gap head.