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DTC Seminar Series

Disc Drives: The Coolest Part of a Computer


Dave Anderson
Seagate Technology

Thursday, March 28, 2002
1:00 pm

402 Walter Library

Slide presentation (pdf 3.47 MB) The lowly disc drive is integral to all computer systems today and to an increasing number of consumer products. Dave Anderson will discuss the technology that goes into making a disc drive, important trends in the storage industry and where the technology will take us in the future.


Dr. Anderson is Director of Strategic Planning for Seagate and has over 20 years of experience in the computer field. He has been involved in the architecture and planning of Fibre Channel since its first proposal as a disc interface. He was also one of the principal architects of the disc XOR commands that are now a part of the standard SCSI interface specification and was editor of the Object based Storage Device proposal submitted to the SCSI standards committee. Dr. Anderson was one of the original nine elected members of the SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) Technical Council and on the steering committee for the first File and Storage Technology Conference, held last month in Monterey. Dr. Anderson is also a member of ACM and the IEEE Computer Society.