This page will contain random links to various sources with pricing/release dates on MD discs

Sharp claims 1 million MD units shipped by Sept - 1996

Sharp claims 5 million MD units shipped by November, 1998

Sonly claims > 1 billion MD Discs sold by 2001

MD Disc Press Releases:

[Company links]

a few example news links:

Sony Color collection Press Release

A good thread on linking tons of MD disc info

Beyond MD: Projects of the future

Sony Press release of "quadruple density MD" 650mb MD Data - Sharp was rumored to be developing 980MB and 3.6GB MD-data drives for introduction in 1998

Fujitsu and Sony jointly develop 1.3GB 3.5 inch MO Max expected capacity of 3GB with 5GB expected. Capable of reading and writing existing 3.5 inch MO disks of 128/230/540/640MB.

Sharp/Sony collaborate in 2000 to make a 50.8mm disc that can record 1 gigabyte (1 GB) using a red laser (wavelength of 655 nm) and 2 gigabytes (2 GB) or more using a blue laser (wavelength of 405 nm)

Mammos to deliver 20 times the storage capacity of CD-ROM Sanyo Mammos Press Release

SANYO, OLYMPUS and Hitachi Maxell Develop A Next Generation High Capacity Media for Use with Digital Still Cameras World's smallest 50mm magneto-optical disk

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