200GB 2.5-inch HDDs coming in second half of this year?

Posted on Friday, Mar 17 2006 @ 01:55 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
ALPS Technologies will show of a new recording head in May that boosts areal densities to 170Gb/inĀ². The part will be ready for production in the second half of this year and may enable the production of 200GB 2.5" HDDs.
ALPS is a known supplier of parts to, among others, Western Digital. If it can ramp up production of TuMR thin-film heads, it could conceivably enable WD and other clients to build 100 GB per platter drives in the 2.5-inch form factor, without having to invest too much in R&D.
More details at TG Daily.


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