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By the year 2001, Hitachi Ltd. claims, the recording capacity of DVD-ROMs may triple to a whopping 14GB on a single-layer disc and 25GB on a double-layer disc. That compares with 4.7GB on current single-layer discs and 8.5GB on double-layer discs. Over the next four years, the next-generation DVD-ROMs will have faster access times-20ms to 40ms compared with the current 100ms to 200ms.


Windows Magazine, October 1997, page 62.

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