Seagate Plans 37.5TB HDD Within Matter of Years
"Looking to the future we can expect HDD in the vicinity of 300TB; according to Seagate anyway. Read on to find out more...
Published: 8th January 2007 | Source: Slashdot |08/01/2007
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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