Hitachi and Matsushita have unveiled Ram drives and disks based on the DVD (digital video disk) standard, despite problems in bringing the technology to market.
Although 10 companies ratified the DVD standard in early April and Microsoft featured the technology in its beta release of Memphis - the operating system that will replace Windows 95 - PCs from Compaq, Sony and Toshiba that include DVD drives will not be available until the summer.
Toshiba has led the DVD revolution and has released consumer DVD players in the US, along with a DVD-Rom upgrade kit similar to the one offered by Creative Labs. But the adoption of DVD in the IT industry has been slowed by copyright and security issues, despite its impressive digital quality sound and video.
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