what, 1 jump from 5x to 16x?
no intermediate speeds planned ?
I know of no other planned speeds.... Maxell wanted to completely jump from 2x to 5x as well, but ended up producing 3x media for Panasonic, and eventually brought out 3x DVD-RAM for North America on the same shipment that brought in 5x DVD-RAM for North America.
It's possible we might see an 8x or 12x DVD-RAM disc, (or both) but Maxell has not discussed this with me at this point. They want to focus on making DVD-RAM as fast as possible as quickly as possible.... but Maxell is very bad at bringing things out quickly (in North America at least!).
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R
The Progression of Computer Media