September 2, 2008 Timothy Prickett Morgan
IBM‘s Hursley development lab in England and its Almaden Research Center in California are known for a lot of different innovations, particularly in the area of disk storage. Before IBM sold off its disk drive business to Hitachi a few years back, the labs in Minnesota and outside of San Jose in California were also hotbeds of disk development. IBM invented disk drives, and has a lot of knowledge about data storage in its institutional memory.
Last week, the Hursley and Almaden labs announced that they have been collaborating on a new storage device, code-named “Quicksilver,” that will marry