Seagate Plans 37.5TB HDD Within Matter of Years Page: 1
News <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 08/01/2007
Author: PV5150
Source: Slashdot

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According to Seagate's R&D labs we can expect 3.5-inch 300-terabit hard drives within a matter of years. Currently Seagate is using perpendicular recording but in the next decade we can expect heat-assisted magnetic recording (HARM) , which will boost storage densities to as much as 50 terabits per square inch.

The technology allows a smaller number of grains to be used for each bit of data, taking advantage of high-stability magnetic compounds such as iron platinum. In the meantime, Hitachi is shipping a 1 TB HDD sometime this year. It is expected to retail for $399.

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