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Byline: BRIAN DEAGON
Finis Conner is back in business -- and back in the data storage industry he helped pioneer.
Conner is best known for founding Conner Peripherals Inc. in the mid-1980s, a disk drive maker that became one of the fastest-growing companies of all time. It was bought in 1995 by Seagate Technology Inc., a company Conner had co-founded in 1979.
After the Seagate purchase, Conner did the retirement thing for awhile. Then he started another disk drive company, only to close it when the downturn came. In 2001, though, he started up another company, and this time he was thinking small. With a new product about to be launched, he's talking about his San Jose, …