To keep progress going, the first disks based on new technology will need to enter the market around 2011. Competitors differ, however, on how and when ideas for revamping drives should become reality.
Seagate Technologies, the world's largest drive maker, wants to first adopt a concept called "heat-assisted magnetic recording." This involves heating microscopic cells on the disk platters as part of the recording process.
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Future HDD market is divided
Posted on Saturday, August 26 2006 @ 00:15:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
CNET writes the hard drive industry is divided on future technologies: