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Ioptics is developing OROM technology (Optical ROM). The card/storage
medium is smaller than a flash card and stores up to 128MB of memory.
Access time is around 10 milliseconds, the cost estimate is as low as 2
cents per megabyte>>

..iomega makes no 'read only' drives, and likely never will..

My point is that with a 128MB storage disk that's $2-3, you are likely to see it replace CD/DVD/Tape based media for a segment of the market. A lot of people use the Zip for purely archival purposes (some that require fast access time for playback), such as zips, MPEG-2s or MP3s. It's small enough for laptops (you can't say that for the bulky Zip Plus travel kit). Therefore, it does pose a threat to Iomega's grip of the market. Furthermore, in terms of optical technology, optical rewritable disk innovation is not far behind at all; the data only have to be read by organic light emitted diodes.

However, the new 200MB+/1.44Mb compatible drives may pose some immediate threats later this year. Btw, does anyone know when the Quest drive from Syquest is actually coming out?

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