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

https://www.sony.jp/cat/lineup/audio-md-past.html

https://sites.google.com/view/crazyforminidisc/home-page/history-of-blanks

https://web.archive.org/web/19990428012347/http://www.sel.sony.com/SEL/consumer/md/blankmedia.html

Sharp claims 1 million MD units shipped by Sept - 1996 https://web.archive.org/web/20020621172348/http://www.sharp.co.jp/sc/gaiyou/news/960919-1.htm

Sharp claims 5 million MD units shipped by November, 1998 https://web.archive.org/web/20001204053700/http://www.sharp.co.jp/sc/gaiyou/news/981124.html

Sonly claims > 1 billion MD Discs sold by 2001 https://www.sony.com/ja/SonyInfo/News/Press_Archive/200209/02-0902/


MD Disc Press Releases:

[Company links]

a few example news links:

Sony Color collection Press Release

https://web.archive.org/web/20040623105906/http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/docs/20040616/tdk.htm https://www.phileweb.com/news/d-av/200406/16/10550.html

A good thread on 5ch.net linking tons of MD disc info https://hobby5.5ch.net/test/read.cgi/av/1065976343/ https://hobby.5ch.net/test/read.cgi/av/1044252363/


Beyond MD: Projects of the future

Sony Press release of "quadruple density MD" 650mb MD Data

http://www.minidisc.org/part_future.html - 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) https://web.archive.org/web/20020202050830/http://www.sharp.co.jp/sc/gaiyou/news/000323.html

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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