TDK HDD Roadmap Shows Possible 3.2TB Drives

"The roadmap of TDK, shows 3.2TB dekstop hard drives and 960GB latptop hard drives could be very near."

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TDK Roadmap is very promising!
Ever since they announced a range of SSDs earlier this year, they have been very quiet. However, now we can see why. They are planning to compete with the big players in the HDD market, such as Seagate and Western Digital.
If all goes according to plan then we could see 2TB hard drives in 3.5" format and 640GB hard drives in 2.5" format by early 2010. The information came from a presentation to financial analysts and states "current highest density read/write heads it is mass producing are for 250GB/platter 2.5" or small form factor (SFF) drives and for 500GB/platter 3.5" disk drives."
The roadmap, explains how the company plans to make the move to 320GB per platter for 2.5" drives, and it shows that mass production could start as early as a few months from now. This means that 640GB 2.5" HDDs aren't far away, and there's even the possibility that three-platter 960GB notebook drives could be created from this move. These new drives are expected to be 5400RPM, with 7200RPM variants coming as soon as the head and media technologies improve.
As for the 3.5" drives, TDK say they are looking to move from 500GB platters to 640GB platters, with the possibility of a four-platter 2.5TB drive that could hit the market by early next year. If this goes well then we could even be seeing a 3.2TB five-platter model from later on. If this is successful then we can guarentee that the other manufacturers won't be far behind.
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04-08-2009, 20:51:26

It cant just be me that looks at this and thinks.....hmmmm Id buy one?

05-08-2009, 05:19:13

Just had a flick through this quickly.

How is it the CoD/Grid fps thing has a lower Max than the average ?

Nice green screen btw.

05-08-2009, 05:25:45

It's certainly a good motherboard, no doubt about it. At around £70, it's only direct motherboard competition is the Gigabyte MA770T UD3P, which lacks a few things such as the Express Gate and limited CrossfireX. I have no reason to believe that a more popular Black Edition CPU (X2 550/X3 720/X4 955) would be held back using this board and it's Advanced Clock Calibration feature from the updated SB710 is a definite bonus for those looking to try and unlock their Dual/Tri Core CPU's.

05-08-2009, 15:11:08

oooh..i think someone might be going AMD on first pay day :P

05-08-2009, 15:16:47

Mul. - did I miss the bit about why the GPU was foobarred? Have they come back to you about that?

05-08-2009, 17:23:17

When Jim spoke to me earlier, I believe he said that Asus seemed pretty certain that the IGP was b0rked and that the general concensus was that a single bad apple within a batch was sent out. Somewhat unfortunate really but hey, what can we do. What sort of screen corruption does it look like to you guys? I do recall trying to disable the sideport memory and having the same results (suggesting a bad core?) but I may just give it another shot tomorrow as it would be nice to try out some aspects of the IGP.

26-09-2009, 17:04:41

Any news on the corruption..?
Have you tried another 785G yet.



26-09-2009, 18:01:26

used one of these in a mates pc loverly board. for the ££ chucked a 245 in it with 4gb ballistix for £220 and was nice and nippy

27-09-2009, 11:50:05


30-12-2009, 13:27:26

subliminal messeging
i am going to buy this, it looks good, and some reviews it is good lol, it has a decent onboard graphics card also, with DX 10.1, it must be good, but sometime in thee near ish future i will get a ATI 5000 series ( for DX 11) :D

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