Perpendicular recording expands Hard Drive Capacities

This year at CES Seagate announce the next greatest thing in hard drive technology. In February this year they expect to start shipping notebook hard disks with a 160GB capacity. They’ve accomplished this by developing a perpendicular recording technology that has the potential to provide up to 500Gbpsi (Gigabytes per square inch). That level of aural density would be able to provide 3.5 inch drives with a capacity of 2 Terabytes or a 2.5 inch notebook drive with 500 Gigabytes to play with.


It’s expected that when the 160GB 2.5 inch drives are released in February they will be selling for approximately US$350.

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