Hitachi Goes Whole Hog On Perpendicular Page: 1

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Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, the world’s third largest producer of hard disk drives (HDDs) said it had shipped one million perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) hard drive after six months of regular production. Hitachi expects to produce more than four million PMR hard drives by the end of 2006.

“The transition to perpendicular recording technology is essential for continued growth of the hard drive industry, which is why Hitachi invested significant time and resources to achieve a solid product in the Travelstar 5K160,” said Shinjiro Iwata, chief marketing officer, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.

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